Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 04 Sep 2023


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What is the purpose of my life?

[Satsanga on 02-09-2023 in the marriage function of the sister of Shri Hrushikesh. Important questions answered by Swami are given below.]

[Ms. Aarti asked:- I am not happy at my workplace and I am not liking what I do. I don’t know where I belong to and what I exactly want. What is the purpose of my life?]

Swami replied:- First, you must develop materialistic discipline. You must show interest in your job and do it well. If you do it well, it will be justified for your salary. This is inevitable. But, you need not concentrate too much on the materialistic work. In your leisure time, you should concentrate on God. Even in your job work, you can concentrate on God, since you have got some experience, the work will become mechanical. Only in the initial stage, you have to concentrate on the work. While learning to ride a bicycle, for a week or so, you will concentrate on the riding. Later on, you will ride it mechanically without much concentration on it. This will enable you to concentrate on God even during the work. Then, you are considered as a devotee concentrating on God all the time. This is told in the Gita that when you attain perfection in your job, you can be associated with God even during the job work (Yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam - Gita).