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Introducing Spirituality at Workplace Swami Ishwarananda (Chinmaya Mission) (c) Chinmaya Mission
Personality Types Noble Leader with Vision S Enlightened Soul Sattvik Noble, Man of Perfection, incarnation of Love & Commercial Learner S+T Compassion S+R Businessman Simple Assertive, minded, Stands for lacks Principles worldly & Values Commoner, expeno guidance, rience prone to influences Rajasik Tamasik Aggressive, full of selfish drive, prone to Opportunist, wants Lazy, sensuous, inactive life others to work for him – prone to violence S+R+T Criminals, Political Law-breaker Trainee (c) Chinmaya Mission R+T Leader R T
Spiritual values to be embedded here The way we meet the results is the Change reaction of Attitude Impressions are the basic inclinations. They give birth to intentions IMPRESSIONS REACTIONS Reactions get stored in our psyche, results in shaping the personality INTENTIONS ACTIONS THOUGHTS Improving the quality Thoughts lead to actions. Quality of thoughts decide quality of actions Reorganizing the priorities Intentions trigger thoughts Broader vision and Selflessness (c) Chinmaya Mission
Training with compassion Personality Type-> Assertive Aggressive Opportunist Philosophy at work Detached, dedicated to work Attached to work and results Insecure, attached to status and authority Selfless, Works out of compassion, Qualityconscious Selfish, Works under compulsion, Quantityconscious Ego-centered, Works out of need to survive Considerate and always attempts to make everyone participate Careful and dominates in all aspects of work Careless and finds fault with others Intention of work Attitude at work Risk taking Runs forward to take risk Stays behind and make and protects others take risk. Never Distribution of authority Based on willingness to work and capabilities Based on contribution to earlier accomplishments Based on one’s own pet preferences. Relationship with others Participates in others’ life – shares ideas, feelings and emotions Professional. Never involves in others’ emotions & feelings Prejudiced. Outcome Goodwill, Peace-of-mind, Stress, Loneliness, poor Insecurity, hatred, Security, Caring and health and disharmony restlessness (c) Chinmaya Mission harmonious relationship. with others.
Performance with Detachment A detached performer identifies with ‘accomplishment’ and not with what is accomplished. (c) Chinmaya Mission
Gita’s guidance Philosophy @ Work In this (Detached performance) there is no loss of effort, nor is there any harm (contrary result). Even a little performance protects one from great fear. The essence of Karma Yoga You can choose your action. You cannot choose the result of action. You can choose your reaction. May you not be without action. (c) Chinmaya Mission
Intention @ work Often Ask to yourself: What am I doing? Why am I doing? How am I doing? Human mind is like a parachute. It works better when it is open! Can I delegate this to Someone? Can I do something differently without disturbing the (c) Chinmaya Mission Output? Is it related to what I would like to achieve?
Leading by living Whatever a great man does, that other men also imitate; whatever he sets up as the standard, that the world follows. Bhagavad-Gita 3. 21 (c) Chinmaya Mission
How to recognize a leader? • • • In his presence, others feel an urge to follow him. Ready to accomplish some goal under his directions. A leader stimulates, motivates and inspires to follow. He does ordinary things extra-ordinarily. He is part of the group he leads and does not remote-control. He finds ideas by discussing with his group (c) Chinmaya Mission
Noble Intention • Action creates external result of success; intention creates internal result of peace. • Action without noble intention does not lead to spiritual growth. Intentions are shaped by values. • 20 noble Values: Absence of Pride Absence of Pretension Non-violence Forgiveness Straightforwardness Service to Seniors Purity of motive Sustained interest Self-control Detachment Absence of Arrogance Mature vision of life Non-Possessiveness Emotional balance Not being greedy Love for God Meditation Not being extrovert Seeking true knowledge Steadfast in wisdom (c) Chinmaya Mission
Wise v/s Otherwise! Talk about IDEAS Caring Attitude Respects Authority Courage of Conviction Confident Concerned about Character Assertive Willing to Learn Sensitive Solitude Discuss Discipline Internally Driven Respects Others Knows the Limit (c) Chinmaya Mission Talk about PEOPLE Critical Attitude Rebels Authority Goes Along to get along Confusion Concerned about Reputation Aggressive Know it all Touchy Lonely Argue Distorted sense of Freedom Externally Driven Looks down on Others Everything Goes!
Manage worries The longer you hold, heavier it becomes! • Learn to put down the burden and pick it up when you need. • Don’t carry the burden wherever you go. • (c) Chinmaya Mission
Manage your leisure time Be regular in your sleep At home, pick up phone by choice Avoid compulsive thinking • Avoid hurry, worry and curry Avoid compulsive eating Everyday give some time for yourself to (c) Chinmaya Mission do NOTHING!
BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE! Our Birth is our Opening Balance Our Death is our Closing Balance Our Prejudice Views are our Liabilities Take care of Deeds your are our Our Creative Ideas/ Good Assets Balance-Sheet Heart is our Current Asset Soul is our Fixed Assets Brain is our Fixed Deposit Thinking is our Current Account Goodwill & Achievements are our Capital (c) Chinmaya Mission Character & Morals, our Stock-in-trade
Friends are our General Reserves Values & Behavior are our Goodwill Patience is our Interest Earned Love is our Dividend Children are our Bonus Issues Education is Brands/Patents Knowledge is our Investment The profit or loss is our KARMA Earned. So, before the INCOME-TAX assessment (arrival of death), Balance your Sheet! (c) Chinmaya Mission
Namste Salutations! (c) Chinmaya Mission