Author: A R K SarmaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2014Language: EnglishPages: 152ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789383606122
Our actions are driven by our thoughts. Swami Vivekananda highlighted great secret of work in which he said, “One of the greatest lessons I have learnt in my life is to pay as much attention to the means of work as to its end... We forget that it is the cause that produces the effect; the effect cannot come of itself; and unless the causes are exact, proper, and powerful, the effect ill not be produced.”In Bhagawad Gita, Lord Krishna says, “Karmanyevadhikarasthe ma phaleshu kadachana” i.e. you have right to work and not to the fruits there of. The most hindrance in our effective way of doing a given work is the feeling, ‘sense of doership”. Our ego and individual traits interfere with our working and sap our mental energy. This limits our abilities to work with our full potential.Ability to work with full attention without being carried away by our personality is the key factor for effective results. This calls for deeper understanding of ourselves and applying them rightly in day—to-day life. Swami Vivekananda ably presents ‘Practical Vedanta’ and shows us the way by which we can utilize principles of Vedanta not only in our spiritual life, but also in the practical ?elds of work.
ContentsChapter-1Effective actions -- Egoless mindsChapter-2An imaginative meeting with Mr. Thinker and Thought residing in us. Chapter-3Using spiritual principles in day to day lifeChapter- 4Using Pratyahara and Dhrana of Raja Yoga principles in our day-to-day activities for effective actionsChapter- 5Using principles of Surrender to God in day-to -day lifeChapter - 6Using principles of Jnana Yoga in day-to-day lifeChapter – 7Windows to the mind without borders