Is it possible to please Krishna while doing our job of earning  money?

Is it possible to please Krishna while doing our job of earning  money?

“A Male devotee” asked like this:

“hare krishna. apke chrno me prnaam.    how a person can hve n do love with krishna while doing material job for earning the money..  pls advise..”

REPLY:

We can not quit using material things just because we are doing devotional service.  Because, even for Lord’s service, we have to use material things.  But, when we apply all the materials in the service of Lord, they become spiritual.

This is not a hard task.  The objective of whole Bhagavad Gita is that only.  Krishna never tells us to skip our material duties.  He beautifully and uniquely gives us the process of making all our material duties as HIS SERVICE.

That is why, Bhagavad Gita is a text book in many universities.  It is not just a spiritual guide for a certain religion only.  It is applicable for the whole mankind.

I have a library in which  I have almost all topics of Spiritual books  as they will help in preaching comparatively and to face typical questions from other religions/ classes also.   I have almost gone through all those books atleast once though not mastered in it.  But, in my experience, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY ALTERNATIVE TO BHAGAVAD GITA.

Bhagavad gita has NO MATCHES.   Tips for a whole life within just 700 slokas.  It is like an ALL-IN-ONE Capsule. Each and every sloka is LIFE CHANGING ONE.  It is the formula for Perfect Life.

So, please read ‘Bhagavd Gita’ translated and purported by Srila Prabhupada.  Start from the beginning.  In the chapter KARMA YOGA, Lord Krishna BEAUTIFULLY explains how to make our material duties (svadharma) as His Devotional Service.

Bhagavad Gita is a Guide to make us WORK, not to quit our works.   For example,  Arjuna feared for the loss of  his kiths and  kins and teachers in the battle field.  He thought that BY  QUITTING  THAT WAR, he can avoid sins.  We too will think like that only, if we are in his position.  But, Bhagawan DID NOT ENCOURAGE him to quit the war.

He advised him to do his SVADHARMA, because,  FIGHTING WAR  is the svadharma for KSHATRIYAS.  By doing his svadharma, he will not incur sins.  And, MOST IMPORTANTLY, Krishna advised Arjuna to FIGHT WAR  as  KRISHNA WANTED HIM TO FIGHT.  As Arjuna fought war as said by Krishna, he  in fact served Krishna through that war.

Apply the same in your life.  Dedicate all your works for Krishna.

If you are working, spend a part of your earning for preaching Krishna Consciousness, or, helping those who are already preaching.  You can know how to support our service going to THIS PAGE.  By doing so, you can purify your earning.   Make your working spot as the serving spot of Krishna.  Make your friends in work spot as the devotees of Krishna.  Distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books to them and make them to do the same.  Thus, you have made your JOB as the Service for Krishna.

Let me give my example as a ‘case study’ so that this technique can be easily understood (I have already explained this).   I have an office in which I meet customers daily.  I am keeping copies of Bhagavad Gita at the right corner of my table.  I have kept a large Krishna (Mukund, that is our profile picture) photo just behind my table.  Whenever a customer comes, he will compulsorily see Krishna’s photo and Bhagavad Gita.   Many of them will start their discussion about Krishna.  I too will speak to them about Krishna Consciousness and distribute some books of  Srila Prabhupada on the spot with special discount that is borne by me from my earning.

Thus, every month, atleast a few new persons get the exposure to the books of Srila Prabhupada.  To do this service, I do not go to forest and I do not quit my business.  I have blended Krishna Consciousness with my business.  In addition to that, I am making some contribution to ISKCON every month that will help the devotees there to preach.

This way, I am making my MATERIAL  EARNINGS as SPIRITUAL.   So, I do not feel guilty of doing business.  I am trying to serve Lord in my own set up.  So, I do not need to go to forests to perform devotional service.  I am even typing this post from my office only, in the lunch break.  So, what is the problem in doing our duties?

This is what Srila Prabhupada advised.  He advised us to make our home and work spot as temple.

So, you too follow this method in your set up or  job.   In addition to this, do chanting sincerely every day and start to take Prasadam only.  If you take these combined efforts,  performing Krishna Consciousness process is very enjoyable and blissful.  Nothing can match it in this material world.

So, earn well in an ethical way.  Spend a part of your earning and time for Krishna’s service.  You too try to become pure by following 4  regulative principles and Chanting.

That’s all.  You are on right track.  You will feel the bliss.   All the best.

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, has decades of association with the devotees of Krishna. He is promoting many sites and he promotes this blog-website as an E-SATHSANGHA (E-FORUM) to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems faced by the devotees! In this site, he writes the friendly and practical tips for the practice of devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He has been counselling through social media and websites since the year 2011. His services are guiding more than 1,20,000 serious followers and lakhs of visiting readers! RAJAN accepts no credits for his services but dedicates all the credits to Krishna.

2 thoughts on “Is it possible to please Krishna while doing our job of earning  money?”

  1. Hare krsna prabhuji
    Dandvat pranam
    Prabhuji my question is it is mentioned that we have to do our prescribed duties such as job,Business by remembering krsna and serving krsna but in job,business we feel envy,competition & insecurity due to which mode of passion develop and chain reaction starts but at same time if we will not be having mode of passion, how can we progress because if we leave anything on past karma and keep doing good to others whether they cheat with us ,take our promotion, reputation, credits how can we say that it is the result of our past karma ? Should we not fight ? Or should we should remain satisfied by considering that we are getting our essential needs,able to take care of family and we are able to serve krsna that is more than sufficient after all this human life is meant for self realization not for doing rat competition?
    2.My another question is in one of your post you wrote that your material life became miserable when you became full time devotee and then you switched over to balance devotional life ? So you followed “sarva dharman paritajaya”then why krsna let you suffer? Is “sarva dharman paritajay ” not applicable in kaliyug? So in what circumstances we can follow this shloka?

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