Saturday, September 26, 2009

Being content where I am

The lesson from Hindu wisdom that we addressed in this week's study of Welcome to the Wisdom of the World concerned letting go of fear, ambition, all the "would-a, should-a, could-a's" and fully living life where we are right here and right now. In the Bhagavad-Gita, the hero Arjuna is worried about the outcome of his actions, and Lord Krishna reminds him that the outcomes are not his to control: "It is in action alone that you have a claim, never at any time to the fruits of such action. Never let the fruits of be your motive," but "remain the same in success and in no success" (G. Schweig, Bhagavad Gita, 2.47-48). All we can do is carry out what is set before usto do at this moment and find peace, contentment, and fulfillment in that.

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