4.16 What is work? … I will teach thee the truth of pure work, and this truth shall make thee free.
4.18 The man who in his work finds silence, and who sees that silence is work, this man in truth sees the Light and in all his works finds peace. – The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 4)
what is work?
This chapter continues its treatise on work, check out the book for more detail, God wants all mankind to understand ‘pure work’. Which is work that is done for the highest good, with no selfish motive and to which we are not attached regardless of the outcome.
It is also work that engenders the peace ‘that passeth all understanding’. When we know we do ‘pure work’ and that the force of the Universe is behind our efforts, that we never fail, regardless of outcome, then we find a peaceful silence in the eternal now in which we conduct our work.
Daily Affirmation: Today I enjoy peaceful silence as I work…
Recommendation: The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Juan Mascaro