Work, Enjoyment and Progress – Q & A

Rs.175.00

Pages : ix + 139

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81-7994-010-1

A scientist’s approach to self-help focusing on the wisdom of the scriptures of the Hindus such as Rig Veda Samhita, Isha Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita.


Contents

Preface for the Revised Edition / vi

Preface for the First Edition / vii

Part – I: Aim of Life  

1. Goal of Life / 3

2. Our Unique path / 4

3. Supreme spirit and web of truth / 5

4. Human Being and the Divine / 7

5. Mechanistic world-view / 9

6. Anecdotes / 10

7. Becoming Conscious and perfecting the body / 13

8. Body / 14

9. Aim of Life / 15

10. Divine within / 16

Part – II: Work  

11. What is work and who does it? / 19

12. Bhagavad Gita on the 98:2 idea / 21

13. Joy of Work / 22

14. Benefits of awareness / 23

15. Awareness while Doing Action / 24

16. Conscious Walking: Example / 25

17. Degree of Perfection / 26

18. Experience the Divine / 28

19. Ego and Individuality / 29

20. Types of Work and Personality Development / 30

21. Ways of Doing Work: Anecdote / 33

22. Work & Result: More Details / 35

23. Work as in Bhagavad Gita: Case Study of SAKSHI / 37

24. A Daring Example in Publishing for Children / 41

25. Home-makers’ Role / 44

26. Commenting on the Work Others / 46

27. Sticky Aspects of Work / 47

28. Workaholics / 48

29. Quitting the Job / 49

30. Exhaustion After Work / 50

31. Decision Making and Silence / 52

32. Calm Mind for a Better Grasp / 54

33. Positive and Negative Thoughts / 55

34. Effect of Negative Thoughts: Examples / 57

35. Beginning of Creative Work: Resistance / 59

36. Development of Will Power / 61

37. Correct Path / 63

38. Is Prayer a Superstition? / 64

39. Prayer: Correct Attitude / 65

40. Work in a Changing World: Anecdote / 68

41. Accepting Challenge of Change: More Anecdotes / 71

42. From Failure to Success: Anecdote of VIS/ 73

43. Success and Failure: Anecdote of C.V. Raman / 75

Part – III : Enjoyment  

44. Happiness / 79

45. Work and Enjoyment / 82

46. Mundane Work / 83

47. Enjoyment in Conversation / 84

48. Unhappiness / 85

49. Boredom / 86

50. Need, Manifesting Talents and Desire / 87

51. Money / 89

52. Asceticism and Consumerism / 91

53. Money and Mahalakshmi / 93

Part – IV : Progress

54. Overview of this Section (14 Chapters) / 97

55. GDP and the Relative Development of Countries / 100

56. Global Industrial Economy during (0 – 1998 CE) / 106

57. Economic causes of the Western Rise / 111

58. The Unification of India: The prelude to its development / 119

59. Sustainable Developments / 126

60. Hindu view of food supports sustainable development / 129

61. Food Preparation and Distribution / 132

62. Beliefs & Practices in agriculture (An East-West Comparison) / 137

63. The Rural Scene / 140

64. Zero Capital Harmless Natural Farming (ZCHNF) / 144

65. Science, Technology and their workings / 148

66. Twelve psychological powers / 152

67. All-round Perfection: Necessary for all / 154

68. Live for  a Hundred Years / 156

Appendices

69. Active and Passive Brahman / 159

70. Quiescence and Movement / 160

71. Rebirth and Learning  / 162