Work is Worship.Work is Worship. :
ACTION IS THE DUTY AND REWARD IS NOT THY CONCERN is the very lesson which was imparted to Arjuna by Lord Krishna in the holy book GITA. AS YOU SO YOU REAP is the teaching we find in the Ramayana. There is no doubt that we should work without any care for the result. Work is not only counted in this world but counts something for the next world also. Good people are always praised in this world. On the other hand bad workers are cursed everywhere. No doubt they are famous for their bad works. It is an admitted fact that they are duty bound to their work. If we take it sincerely, we will find some other story in respect of famous dacoits. These dacoits have principle aim to work. Work is worship for them. They may face anything to get their work done even at the cost of their life and get themselves safe. Such was the case with fighters for freedom. There’s no life without work. Great personalities of the world have become famous on account of their work only.
Until we make an effort we cannot even eat our food. Life is dull without work. It is useful only if we work ever. WORK IS WORSHIP is the main object of life. Laziness and dullness are the curse of life. There is no personality without life. The successful industrialists have understood the value of work. They devoted themselves to their work ever in their life. Work is the only concerns with men while reward is the concern in the hands of the almighty. Disappointment and vacillation are nothing but the curse of life. Fortunes favor the brave. Brave persons are always famous and rewarded. Vivekananda, Swami Dayanantha and, Mahatma Gandhi all sacrificed themselves on the altar of work. Certainly work was worship for them. Our first Prime Minister, late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was in favor of worship of work.
Such workers may uplift the standard of their lives in true sense. They worship their work first and anything else afterwards. Thus work is worship in our life without which the life will be aimless.
Work is Worship.
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We Live in Deeds, Not in Years
Life is Action, Not contemplation
One Crowded Hour of Glorious life is worth an age without a name
Work is worship
The Dignity of Labour
The Fruits of Labour are Sweeter than the Gifts of Fortune
Life is a struggle; one must fight eh battle of life valiantly. Everybody who takes birth has to die one day. Therefore, one should make the best of life. Time at our disposal is very short. We must make the best use of every minute given to us by God. Life consists of action, not contemptation. Those who do not act, but go on hesitating and postponing things, achieve nothing in life. Such persons as go on thinking and brooding can never attain the heights of glory.
A short life full of action is much better than a long life of inactivity and indolence. Tennyson has rightly remarked that one crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name. A man lives in deeds, not in years. Age or longevity does not matter. What matters is what one makes of life. Ben Josnon, the scholar-poet writes:
“It is not growing big in bulk like a tree
Doth make man better be.”
An oak tree lives for three hundred years but it falls down as a dry, bald and useless log of wood. In contrast, a lily flowers lives only for a day but it spreads its sweet fragrance all around and is a source of joy and pleasure for all. A good life is a life lived for the good of others. It is a selfless life of service and dedication.
Life is an action. Contemplation is not bad but it is useless if it is not transformed into action. Noble thoughts are of no use if they are not transformed into golden deeds. Life is not an idle dream. Every beat of our heart is taking us nearer to our death. We must not lose any time in crying over the past or worrying about the present. H.W. Longfellow writes in his ‘Pslam of Life’:
Trust no future, however pleasant;
Let the dead past bury its dead,
Act, act in the living present
Heart within, and God overhead.”
Man is an image of God. He has not been sent to this world just to eat, live and sleep. A brute or a beast does the same. Man must establish his divinity by noble deeds. Nobility lies in doing one’s duty with a spirit of true service to God and a dedication to His will. One must do one’s best to leave this world better than what he found it. One must make some positive contribution to this world during one’s life time. A man who does nothing is forgotten as soon as he dies. He leaves this world unsung, unhonoured and unwept. What makes a man immortal are his actions and deeds.
Some of the great men who have become immortal, died very young. Keats when he was 26; Alexander the Great, died when he was about 33; Byron died when he was 36; Shelley died at the age of 33. Nepoleon, Swami Vivekanand and Shankaracharya – all died young. But all these persons immortalized their names by their noble deeds and great achievements. One, therefore, lives in deeds not in years. Life is real and earnest. We must take it seriously. Real salvation lies in work. Work alone is real worship.
Longfellow was perfectly right when he wrote:
The heights by great men reached and kept.
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.”