Prescribed Duty – In Gita Verse 3.24 If I did not perform prescribed duties, all these worlds would be put to ruination. I would be the cause of creating unwanted population, and I would thereby destroy the peace of all living beings.
Krishna tells Arjuna that I also do my prescribe duty. He says that if I will not act my prescribe duty then everything will be affected.
Right now keep aside Krishna, look into our life, even if maid who is helping us for our household work if she will not do her prescribed duty how much everyone in the get affected. Everything will be disturbed.
From such a small incidence think that when you are not doing your prescribed duty how much everything around you will be affected. Whenever you come up for any excuses think twice because you have not done your duty so how much everything is affected around you. Take responsibility to do your prescribed duty and be total in your act. Never come up with any excuses for your failure but find out solution possibility to take responsibility of your prescribed duty.
Once a man asked Buddha “What is the meaning of life?” Buddha simply exclaimed “Life has no meaning in itself but it is itself an opportunity to make it meaningful.”
Once you create opportunity to be meaningful – you will find that instead of excuses you will be joyfully doing your prescribed duty.
First let’s understand what Buddha says regarding meaning.
So meaning is in the new. And if you want to be constantly meaningful, eternally meaningful, then you have to go on growing and growing and growing. If you are stuck anywhere, meaning immediately disappears. Meaning is not in being stuck, meaning is in flow, meaning is in evolving – so remember it. You can get stuck at love; then again meaning disappears, then again you become stale. Then the river is no more moving. Again you will become dirty, flow is lost. And when the river is flowing it is fresh, when the river is not flowing it becomes stagnant.
The same is true about life. If you get stuck at love, again flow is lost. Again you are in a rut. Prayer is needed …and there are higher things than prayer. Prayer is the last that can be defined; prayer is the last that can be talked about – that too, not adequately, but very inadequately. But prayer is the last, the horizon. Not that on the horizon the earth stops; not that on the horizon the sky finishes. The horizon simply shows our limitation: our eyes cannot go beyond it, that’s all. Prayer is the horizon of the libido energy, but it is not the end. There are higher things than prayer, but words don’t exist for those things. When you reach to prayer then you will know that there are higher things than prayer, and growth is eternal.
People are almost dead because they are stuck. They go on seeking the same thing again and again. Watch it. One should be in search of the new. The very search renews you, rejuvenates you. If you have some beautiful experience today, don’t ask again for it tomorrow because now it is meaningless – you have known it, it is finished. Ask for something more, seek for something new, grope for the unfamiliar and the unknown. Go beyond it. It was beautiful but don’t try to repeat it, because repetition kills beauty; repetition makes everything boring. And once you become accustomed to boredom you will become dead. Then you will go on revolving.
What Krishna tells Arjuna that if you get stuck anywhere you will not be able to create opportunity for life to make meaningful. Words of Krishna and Buddha looks different but they are not. They direct us in the same destination, that is our Prescribe Duty. Once you create meaning, you will use your intelligence and from your subjectivity you will act, it will not be repetition, it will be fresh, new, and flow in your action. You (Arjuna) will be able to do your Prescribe Duty, the way in which I (Krishna) is doing.