Skip to main content

Random Thoughtful Question #2

༄༅། What does “कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन” actually mean? །


I have always gauged myself as a hyper-optimistic person. “कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन”, have always been my best line, my inspiration.


The shloka...
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन ।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ।।


English Transliteration...
Karmanye vadhikaraste Ma Falesshu Kadaachana ।
Ma KarmaphalaHetuhBhuhMa Te SangostvaKarmaNi ।।

What does it mean?



Literally, it says “(To) Karma is your only right, fruits of action (results) should not be your motive. You are not the the cause of the results of your activities, and should never be attached to not doing your duty.

Yes, the noble motive of “to do” should never be inspired by the desire of “what and why”. But, doesn’t the feeling of “what would come” if “I do” so, come intuitively the moment one starts a job?





If a midfielder loses the sight on the opponent’s goalpost, would he be able to pass the ball to his mate attacker? What if a shooter shoots without his eyes fixed on bull’s eye? Wouldn’t he end up killing some of his/her contestant?


Exactly, it’s not that one starts doing crap-jobs to acquire something one even doesn’t know, aspiration is not even thought about. The mantra says, “to act” should be done without any desire, with no lust or greed; as Krishna always emphasized tact should always precede your task, above all relations, above all scales, for the achievement of the Ultimate Supremacy. Ultimate Supremacy, which is just what one, has aspired deep within his soul with all his heart, all sanity! No chaos!

So, it is certainly not about "what will I get". It is all about fixing the target, aiming the goal, start working, without desires, with inspirations. It is about dreaming a dream, nurturing it, working for it honestly and reaching to it! It may take some time before one’s dream realizes, but if one's honest; one's certainly eligible for that very Ultimate joy. Undoubtedly!



Working on my thoughts, I came across few good blogs. One may like to have a look also at:
1. http://krishnabhakt.blogspot.com
2. http://spiritinlife.wordpress.com/



The Mantra tattooed on my arm


 Top Blogs Related Posts with Thumbnails

Comments

  1. Thought provoking.

    The mantra has always eluded and guided me

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's the beauty of Mantra...it provokes thought, still binds us! It eludes,still guides....

    ReplyDelete
  3. hi. im kelsee, obviously haha this is kinda weird but i just made a blog today and im still not sure how this all works. but i searched for people with similar interests and noticed that you are a geoscientist which is exactly what i want to be. is it weird that im talking to you?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for the visit! It would be great if you may spare a few seconds more to comment on the post...

Popular posts from this blog

Trekking Ghansoli Gawli Dev (Parsik) Hill

It’s been there for geological ages, we have been looking at it for last about 4years and I have been planning to trek it since a long time. Finally, few weeks back, we trekked the Ghansoli Hill.

Ghansoli Hill is located at the eastern boundary of Ghansoli town, behind our office complex at RCP. The hill or better hillock is a part of small range that separates Kalyan and Navi Mumbai towns. A search on Google Map returns with a name Parsik Hill for it, though there is one more rather famous Parsik Hill in Navi Mumbai. We also found a NewsArticle, that talks about NMMC plans to develop Nature Awareness Centre at this hills and calls it Gawli Dev Hill. Here, we would be calling it Ghansoli Hill. I asked my colleague about it and he readily agreed. The very next Sunday we did it with another friend. We weren't aware of the route. All we knew is that a Central Road runs along the western edge of the hill and can be reached through the Vashi-Mhape road. We later found that there’s a Bus…

AshtaVinayaka Yatra with Bisons

(This post has already appeared on Bisons Ride Hard website, to check out click here) Ever since I read Vinni’s post on last year’s Ride of Faith, I have been waiting for this year’s ride. The day I came to know about the Bison’s schedule, I started preparing, until I realized I don’t have leaves. Few days left to the ride, multi-reminders received and I was like, will I be able to make it? Something happened, meetings deferred, jobs got completed and I was able to ask my boss for leaves; and, who can deny you leaves that too for a Ride of Faith, Ride to AshtaVinayaka! I felt blessed that day, and now after the hard ride we had, I know I’m blessed! We are a nation of faith, which plays an immensely large role in our lives, being homely, officially or on the tar. Though Bisons have started riding hard the day they first met at BKC on a fine Sunday evening of July 23, 2011 at BKC; official announcement was made on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chautrthi, Shukla Paksha, Bhadra maas, i.e. Se…

Tata Safari Storme Meet with Anil Kapoor and Indibloggers

It was not just another sunny Weekday, it was a day when we were scheduled to meet and have lunch withnon-other than the JhakkasAnil Kapoor. Well, it all started a few days back at around 11PM when I received this mail from Indiblogger to confirm if I would like to have anExclusive Lunch with Anil KapoorcourtesyTata Storme and 24 – The Show. Not very much into Bollywood, I asked my friends should I go. And, it was like everybody had a single answer,of course. (check out the the blogpost which led me to this meet)

I was picked up at Vashi with another Indiblogger Deepti by Abhinav in a Bus bound to Pune from Dadar. There I met Ira and another guy (probably Varun) and also the other 3 bloggers (Megahna, Nandini and Vaisakhi). A group oftweepleswas also there, who have won some twitter contest. As the journey took its course, I befriended with the Bloggers and few of the tweeples. With the day unfolding we came to know more about the event. We reached Tata’s Pune factory at around 10 AM, a…