An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 24, 2021
Swami Rama has explained that “No one can live without performing actions. When you perform actions, therein you reap the fruits of your actions. “As you sow, so shall you reap.” Nobody can escape from this law. When you reap the fruits of actions, those actions inspire you to perform more actions. Seemingly, there is no end. This creates a sense of helplessness. You cannot live without doing your duty, but when you do your duty, you find yourself caught in a whirlpool. You are not happy because duty makes you a slave.”
The Bhagavad Gita teaches us how we should engage in actions in a manner that can facilitate our ultimate good, while interacting in this world. We can thus learn to evaluate the effect of our actions on our life, and assess whether they lead us towards bondage or liberation.
The human life is a beautiful and delicate combination of right knowledge and right action. It will be a blind life, if there is only Karma and no Jnana (knowledge) to guide our actions in life. All efforts turn blind without good judgment, and intelligence is nonproductive without sincere effort.
We must have buddhi (discriminative faculty) as well as karma in our life. If we were to only think deeply and not do anything, the buddhi would be wasted. If we were to go on working and give no thought to things, the karmas would be destroyed. Life progresses in the right direction with a combination of both karma and buddhi.
Swami Rama has further said, “The first thing you should learn is how to perform your actions, yet remain unaffected. Your duty should not give you stress and strain. It should not make you a slave.
It is possible to live perfectly on earth if one is able to work and to love—to work for what one loves, and to love what one is working at.
Get up, my friends, arise: attain knowledge, and dedicate your life to the service of your fellow beings.”
Donations: Loving donations from the heart may be offered and will support the ashram during the pandemic. Kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teacher: Rabindra Sahu
Dates: The six sessions will be organized over three weekends (Saturday and Sunday) at 6:00-7:00 IST (Indian Standard Time) from 9 – 24 October 2021. Kindly convert to your country’s time-zone accordingly.
Medium: Online through Zoom
Request: Kindly join only if you are able to commit to all 6 sessions, as the topics are progressive and systematic.
Last Date for Registration: 8 October, 2021 (Friday)
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