Meaning of ‘Work is Worship’: Every man is born with two hands and a mouth. It means God wants us to work. We have to work to satisfy our needs. When a man works sincerely, he gets success in life. When he works half-heartedly, he is bound to fail.
As is the case with work so is the case with worship. A worshipper worships with some aim in mind. He wants to be free from sufferings. He does not worry about the obstacles on the way. A worshipper can find God if he worships sincerely. A worker can succeed if he works honestly. So work and worship are similar in nature.
Discoveries and inventions: The man who works hard brings happiness to the earth. We have many immediate needs to meet. Man discovered fire to cook his food. He discovered clothes to protect himself against cold. He had no shelter. So, he built huts and houses. Man invented machines to produce things faster. Man kept on inventing one thing after another. He succeeded in his efforts only when he worked day in day out. Columbus discovered America, despite all difficulties. Marconi invented radio after devoting all his lifetime to it. So work and worship are of the same type.
Happiness: Both work and worship aim at ending sufferings. They try to create happiness on earth. Man invented machines. They are of different kinds and for different purposes. What we did with hands is now being done by machines. We do not have to work slowly and painfully. Machines work faster and better. All this shows the truth of the saying that “Work is Worship”. Man’s work aims at creating better and happier conditions in society. A worshipper wants to be free from want, hunger and sorrows. A man who works for improving the living conditions of human beings is also a worshipper.
Conclusion: But too much of everything is bad. “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. So, we should both work and play. Where work is creating something for the benefit of society, it is worship. It is a blessing to mankind. But wicked work like starting war, looting people, black-marketing, smuggling, etc. is not worship. Work that is done for the welfare of human beings is worship.
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ACTION IS THE DUTY AND REWARD IS NOT THY CONCERN is the very lesson which was imparted to Arjuna by Lord Krishna in the holy book GITA. AS YOU SO YOU REAP is the teaching we find in the Ramayana. There is no doubt that we should work without any care for the result. Work is not only counted in this world but counts something for the next world also. Good people are always praised in this world. On the other hand bad workers are cursed everywhere. No doubt they are famous for their bad works. It is an admitted fact that they are duty bound to their work. If we take it sincerely, we will find some other story in respect of famous dacoits. These dacoits have principle aim to work. Work is worship for them. They may face anything to get their work done even at the cost of their life and get themselves safe. Such was the case with fighters for freedom. There’s no life without work. Great personalities of the world have become famous on account of their work only.
Until we make an effort we cannot even eat our food. Life is dull without work. It is useful only if we work ever. WORK IS WORSHIP is the main object of life. Laziness and dullness are the curse of life. There is no personality without life. The successful industrialists have understood the value of work. They devoted themselves to their work ever in their life. Work is the only concerns with men while reward is the concern in the hands of the almighty. Disappointment and vacillation are nothing but the curse of life. Fortunes favor the brave. Brave persons are always famous and rewarded. Vivekananda, Swami Dayanantha and, Mahatma Gandhi all sacrificed themselves on the altar of work. Certainly work was worship for them. Our first Prime Minister, late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was in favor of worship of work.
Such workers may uplift the standard of their lives in true sense. They worship their work first and anything else afterwards. Thus work is worship in our life without which the life will be aimless.
Work is Worship.
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