Intention Makes Lots of Difference in Your Life
A proverb says: “Don’t climb a mountain with an intention that the world must see you, Climb the mountain with the intention to see the world…!”
If we climb the mountain with the intention to be seen by all, appreciate by others or for a prize/fame or with any other expectation, we may end up in sorrow, disappointment, frustration or depression.
If we climb the mountain to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view, we will be happy and joyful. When we see the world, we may even clap hands and jump up like kids with happiness and joy.
There will not be any rooms for disappointment. We will only be happy.
And, if the world sees us and hails us, that’s an additional bonus. It can be considered as an extra blessing. However, this is not in our hand. It may happen or not based on various variables.
That means you have the right only for the work you do. And you absolutely don’t have any right over the result.
Here, climbing the mountain is your karma, but you have no control over whether the world would see you or not. But it can be assured that if you find happiness in the karma you do, you will only be happy.
If you understood the proverb properly, you can easily understand what Krishna said in Bhagwad Gita approximately 5000 years ago. He said: “You have no right on the result of your karma, but you do have a right to do your karma” (Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshu kada chana)
For example, a student’s karma is to study. He was the right to study. Whether he gets first rank is not in his control. The student does not study just for getting first rank. When he studies, he learns. Be happy about it. Whether he gets first rank he should not be too happy or too sad about it.
Find happiness in what we do, and not in the expectation of result. If result is good, consider it as an additional bonus! Your happiness will be multi-fold.
My karma – writing – makes me happy. I write with the intention of writing. I write for my own happiness. I write ONLY for my website (http://udaypai.in/) – so I can’t expect money, fame or name. If you see it and appreciate it I would be happy. If you criticize it, I still am happy as I know I have much more room for improvement.
Some readers share my articles, translate and publish it in various media. Some readers say ‘you saved my life’ some people say ‘this is just crap’. Some readers even offer to help me, should I need anything! I have got lot friends all over the world through my writings! All those things are bonus! Blessings of the existence!
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