Striking a deal between the extraordinary and the ordinary (Gita Daily)

Published on Oct 13, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 08, Text 07

As spiritual seekers living in a material body and a materialist culture, our lives have two sides: the spiritual and the material. Given that materialism is the common or ordinary way of living in our culture, our material side becomes our ordinary side and our spiritual side, our extraordinary side.

Both these sides require our time. For effectively catering to both, we need to strike a deal between them in our own heart. To help us strike this deal, the Bhagavad-gita (8.7) offers us a broad recommendation: think of Krishna while doing our prescribed duties.

How can we think of Krishna while doing our worldly obligations that are usually not explicitly connected with him? By ensuring that our heartsare implicitly connected with him.
We can progressively connect ourselves with Krishna by reserving some time each day for exclusive and intensive attention to him through sadhana.Let’s understand the rationale for this daily allocation.

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