Don’t Indulge In Inaction
Hello my dear readers, how is everyone doing? I am doing well as today is the auspicious day of Janmashtami, which is Lord Krishna’s birthday. So, for today’s blog, I am going to be dedicating my time to writing about one of the verses in the Bhagavad Gita where Lord Krishna asked Arjuna, to fight the battle of Kurukshetra and he (Arjuna) must do his duty no matter what, without expecting any results.
The Supreme Lord also mentions that while one does perform his duty diligently and does not expect the results to be fructified, he must also not be indulged in inaction. Truth to be told, how many times did we not find ourselves in similar situations? Personally, I can talk for myself and say that the majority of the time I cannot think of doing something, anything for that matter without thinking about the results, and those rare few times when I am not thinking about the results, I think that I might just do away with performing the task altogether.
We have to bear in our minds that this is what the Lord advises us against. He asks us to perform our duties regardless of anything binding us down, and that we must be able to train ourselves — that is our senses and our minds so strong that we must not be able to differentiate between success and failure and treat both of them with dignity.
All of this sounds too strange, isn’t it? Well, as for myself I was literally amazed at the idea of treating success and failure equally, I mean who on earth does that? Is that at all feasible? The Lord says that it is and that we must try every effort to reach up to such a situation if we have to lead a life which is absolutely devoid of grief and suffering.
Now, is that easier said than done? How on earth do we get ourselves to work in this condition? The Lord later mentions in the Bhagavad Gita that the mind is indeed very difficult to control, but with proper training, it can be controlled and brought under hold. As for me, I can say that I have tried to be very cognizant of how I am dealing with things.
Okay, let me delve a little deeper. It’s been a long time since I have been contemplating starting a business of my own, and it’s been almost seven months that I find myself in a stagnated place, and none of the people who showed great interest in my project wrote back to me, and there have been times when they were just about to close a deal with me, and then they backed off.
I have to be honest here, that I am human too who has emotions and I felt like there is something wrong with me, and that I cannot take things ahead — but later realised that might be it had nothing to do with me, and that I must be patient enough to deal with the process. Later, I trained myself to reach such a situation where I am not bogged down by success or failure.
Of course, it does feel good to see potential investors wanting to work with me, but when they back out it hurts less than it used to. Am I there yet? Perhaps not, but I am trying and I am sure that all of us will get there soon.