Indian spiritual tradition reminds that business like all other work when done as per dharma does not interfere with pursuit of a spiritual life.
In our ‘All Life is Yoga’ series, this month we take up the theme – Work and Yoga. In addition to relevant selections from different volumes of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, our offerings also include insightful writings by M.P. Pandit, Shobha Mitra, Prema Nandkumar, Martha Orton, M.S. Srinivasan, Divyanshi Chugh, Narendra Murty and a video recording of a book discussion with Larry Seidlitz.
The Mother’s guidance on Work and Surrender is especially relevant for all aspiring to grow inwardly through yoga of works.
Excerpts from Sri Aurobindo’s ‘The Synthesis of Yoga’, where he describes the key principles of the Karmayoga as laid down in the Bhagavad Gita.
Sri Aurobindo reminds us that all work is equal in the eyes of the spirit. No work is big or small, and all work can be done in the spirit of sadhana.
The Mother gives highly practical guidance about the right attitude necessary for sincerely practicing the yoga of works in a collective setting.
M.P. Pandit writes that when done with right attitude and as a sincere offering to the Mother, work has more dynamic effect than meditation.
These selections from Sri Aurobindo’s letters highlight the necessity of work in Integral Yoga and guide us on how to open to the Mother’s force.
The author examines some key challenges with workers’ concentration in the corporate context and sheds light on developing a greater concentration.