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Introducing Spirituality at Workplace

Swami Ishwarananda
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Personality Types
Noble S Enlightened
Leader with Soul
Sattvik
Vision Noble, Man of Perfection,
Commercial incarnation of Love & Learner
Compassion S+T
Businessman S+R
Simple
Assertive,
minded,
Stands for
lacks
Principles
worldly
& Values Commoner,
expe-
no guidance, rience
R prone to T
Rajasik influences
Aggressive, full of selfish Tamasik
drive, prone to Opportunist, wants Lazy, sensuous, inactive
active life others to work
for him – prone
to violence
S+R+T Criminals,
Trainee Political Law-breaker
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R+T Leader
Spiritual values to Impressions are
The way
be embedded here the basic
we meet
the results inclinations. They
IMPRESSIONS give birth to
is the
Change
reaction of intentions
Attitude
Reactions
get stored
Reorganizing
REACTIONS in our
INTENTIONS the priorities
psyche,
results in
shaping the
personality
Intentions
ACTIONS
trigger
THOUGHTS
thoughts
Improving
the quality Broader vision and
Thoughts lead to Selflessness
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Training with compassion
Personality Type- Assertive Aggressive Opportunist
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Philosophy at Detached, dedicated Attached to work Insecure,
work to work and results attached to
 status and
Intention of work Selfless, Works out of Selfish, Works under authority
Ego-centered,
compassion, Quality- compulsion, Works out of
 conscious Quantity-conscious need to survive
Attitude at work Considerate and Careful and Careless and
always attempts to dominates in all finds fault with
 make everyone aspects of work others
participate
Risk taking Runs forward to take Stays behind and Never
risk and protects make others take
Distribution of others
Based on willingness risk.
Based on Based on one’s
authority to work and contribution to own pet
capabilities earlier preferences.
Relationship Participates in others’ accomplishments
Professional. Never Prejudiced.
with others life – shares ideas, involves in others’
feelings and emotions emotions & feelings
Outcome Goodwill, Peace-of- Stress, Loneliness, Insecurity,
mind, Security, poor health and hatred,
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disharmony with restlessness
Performance with
Detachment

A detached performer
identifies with
‘accomplishment’ and not
with what is accomplished.

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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.

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Intention @ work
Often Ask to Human mind
is like a parachute. It works
yourself: better when it is open!
What am I doing?
Is it related to
what
I would like to
Why am I doing? Can I achieve?
delegate
this to
How am I doing? Someone?

Can I do something
differently without
disturbing the
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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

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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
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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.
Absence of Pride Absence of Pretension Non-violence
• 20 noble Values:
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

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Wise v/s Otherwise!

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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.

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Manage your leisure time
Be regular in your
sleep
At home, pick up
phone by choice
Avoid compulsive
thinking
Avoid compulsive
• Avoid hurry, worry eating
and curry
Everyday give some
time for yourself to
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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
Our Creative Ideas/ care Good of Deeds
your are our
Balance-Sheet
Assets
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
Character & Morals, our Stock-in-trade
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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!
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Namste

Salutations!

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