Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

21 April 2018


“Skilled and unskilled”

Everyone wishes, wants and desires to be close to God, especially religious people, who pray to God every day and sing songs of praise to God in social or religious gatherings.

Everyone needs to understand that God gives every opportunity to be close to God every day. One of the opportunities is a family and a worker in daily life in the house. A worker may be needed sometimesin a house. 

A worker has a great significance to the compassion and love that God has for everyone. Firstly, as God or the intelligence is life has manifested everyone, it only means that a worker too is manifested by God.

Secondly, it must be understood that God has made everyone and the abilities that they have. Therefore, through the abilities that a worker has God enables him or her to earn money.

The money a worker earns helps him or her to bring food to feed their respective families and children. Their respective families and children are children of God as well.

We cannot do the work that a worker does; therefore, we should be grateful to God for providing a worker to get the work done. If we argue irrationally or rationally with a worker, it is equal to arguing with God.

When we understand that a worker is earning money to feed his family and children, just as the worker who is the head of the family works to feed his family and children, we will neither argue irrationally or rationally with a worker. When we understand, we will always talk with a worker with unconditioned love. 

Therefore, when we talk with unconditioned love with a worker, we will be close to God. No matter how much we pray to God, we will never be close to God if we argue irrationally or rationally with a worker.

Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
©Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018

Editor’s Note:
A worker is worth his hire is a time-honoured principle in the majority of communities. With this article by Dr Shankar, this principle is endowed with a new understanding and richness. May this be shared in daily life of all people.
Julian Capper, UK.

German Translator’s Note: 
Every man and woman wants, wants and needs respect. The respect we give to others is incomplete as long as it depends on the status of the other person. If you look at it with understanding, you can see what kind of respect is total and what respect is just a display of the ego. Dr. Shankar shares deep respect for each human being as a reflection of God, respected by everyone who wants to be near God.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany. 

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