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Seva or Job

In the last one and half years with Art of Living, I have been involved in Seva. Be it of any kind - getting registrations, organizing talks, arranging the venue, transport and others. Initially I did it for the fun aspect. But as I got involved more and more, my mind started demanding attention and respect. "I have done so much, but this person X is not doing anything" - is a common phrase that pops up in my mind probably the words are different but the underlying feeling is the same.

Recently I asked myself this question - What exactly is happening? or more precisely - Why am I doing this? Apart from all the 'philosophical' answers, I was left out with only one reason - I was expecting something from all of this!!! OMG! Such a big mistake!! It was just becoming like another job!

I realized that Seva should happen because 'I am happy and contented' and not because 'I will get something out of it'. If I do anything from the space of happiness, it doesn't affect me if the other person is doing or not or if the results turn out to be good or not.

I believe this is a very important lesson in my life.

I want you all to look back and ask yourself this question - Are you doing seva or just another job?

2 comments:

Akhilesh October 8, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

Good point. Just to add on, action must never be deliberated upon. Because deliberation happens in the mind. The secret is to detach action and the mind. When there is no duality in the mind , then action will be perfect. Seva, job, sport, whatever the action may be.

Bhanuja Sharma November 7, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

thats so correct !!!

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