Job, life, prayer

India
February 7, 2011 4:01am CST
Friends, most of our life goes into thinking about our body, even if we try to avoid it. I work for eight to ten hours every day. I take time to sleep and pray. Out of my 24 hours I do pray for one hour only. My guru says, “I understand that you are having some difficulty offering the fruit of your work to God. So you must beg HIM to help you. It is not that difficult to be fully engaged in the Lord's service 24 hours daily, even while working a job 10 hours daily. Job means income. What you need to do is to fully engage whatever money you earn in the service of the Lord. In this way your 24 hours will be fully absorbed in God’s service, you should no longer think that your duty is to maintain your wife, family, and household. From now on you should solidly establish your home as an ashram, a place of spiritual cultivation, where all of the household paraphernalia is being directly engaged in service of the God. No food should be eaten by any family member unless it has first been offered to the Gods and Goddesses. Remember, it may take time to implement this atmosphere in your home. Only then you will be fully happy and satisfied on the transcendental platform. I am really confused friends. Please share your opinion in this matter? Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Feb 11
I honestly don't think that this would be something that I would be able to do. I try to give as much as I can to the Lord and also to those individuals that are less fortunate than myself. I also offer grace over the food that our family eats. However, to completely devote myself to my religious beliefs and to also be expected to take care of my family is something that I feel like is beyond my realm of ability.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
8 Feb 11
So, base on your writing above. Even you don't eat, you should let the God eat first? Or if you want to work, work for God first, and earn the money later? Is that what they going to preach you about? That is pretty confused, and that is not what people going to make a living like that.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
8 Feb 11
I have a very personal relationship with God and His son Jesus. They are my closest personal friends. I share my relationship with Them with no one simply because there are to many humans who want to tell me how I should show my love for Them. They've been here with me over every step of the way. Rich or poor, the best of times, the worst of times. Sometimes They've carried me. They've never scolded me. Together They've helped me build a family and helped me let go. Am I doing Them service 24 hours a day? Even when I sleep I am caring for the body and mind God gave me 53 years ago. Caring for loved ones who's bodies and minds He gave them is all in His service. The students you teach have minds given to them by God. You are caring for them as well. By not abusing the earth God gave us you are caring for that as well. What you do unto those who are the least of our brothers you do unto Him. I know I'm not of your faith, or of your land or culture. But somewhere in my heart I believe we are brothers and sisters in God. I am proud to say I know of you. You truly touch the minds and hearts of others. That's what you should be feeling, Gods absolute, overwhelming, unconditional love. May you go in Peace and in Gods Love. (You are the only person I've ever shared this with)
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 11
The letter of the Law kills but the Spirit gives life. The "Gurus" who were called Pharisees & Sadducees during the time of Jesus had tons of laws, many even self-made & imposed on the people but they never abide by any of them. So at the end the people were burdened & they felt they could not come near to God. Neither were the "teachers" of that time any nearer, on the contrary they were condemned because of what they did. By saying this I'm not judging what your spiritual leader has said but what I'm saying is we need to be wise in what we believe & the way we practice it. For it is not by works that we come near to God but by grace. Good works are the by product of our relationship with Him for we know His heart goes out to the lost, the needy, the widow, fatherless, etc
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
7 Feb 11
Professor! If you really have the aptitude to devote all your time to what your guru says then you can go ahead and do it. As we grow old it is advisable to reduce our work and focus on religion.But there mus t be a gentle development of taste in this area.If you have cultivated taste in reading philosophy, your Guru's teachings then this would automatically follow.I would sugest that you do it gradually ; only then it would slowly become your way of life.