Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Srimad Bhagavad Gita - Chapter III - V

Why do we work?

Nahi Kaschid Kshanamapi Jatu Tishtathyakarmakrith|
Karyate Hyavashah Karma Sarvah Prakritijairgunaih||

नहि कश्चिद् क्षणमपि जातु तिष्ठत्यकर्मकृत् |
कार्यते ह्यवशः कर्म सर्वः प्रकृतिजैर्गुणैः ||

None indeed can even for a moment at any point of time sit quietly without doing any work. The individual will begin to do work even without one's control as they function from the three qualities of nature - satwa - unaction, rajas - restless activity and tamas - non-action.  - SS