Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Lord Krishna Moment

He was sitting in a car on a rainy Sunday morning on the way to work. The song on the radio was blasting just because he wanted to somehow feel something. The turbulence and the obstacles at his work place had taken everything out of him and felt numb. He was lost like a rudder-less boat out at the unruly sea. 

Then he looked up on the highway and saw on a giant bill-board the image of a mother raising a small child up to the sky. He became aware of the song playing on the radio; it was Alicia Key's "No One". He realized it was Fathers Day. Yes, "No One could stand in the way of what he was feeling", neither for the boys he was raising, nor for his remaining mission at work.

Business students or aspiring politicians may roll their eyes at the mandatory ethics classes but in my experience at least, you will find one day that "ethics" is the only thing that keeps you going when the going gets tough. Arjun was near breaking point in the Bhagavad Gita when he had to enroll in a war he didn't want. It was at this low point in his life when Lord Krishna reminded him of the mission he was on.

We live our life for this Lord Krishna Moment. It is the divine spark that we are truly after, certainly not money, and not even success. Start defining your own life philosophy; make ethics and faith the corner stone if your endeavor and you have nothing to fear and everything to look forward to.

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