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1 (c) Chinmaya Mission Introducing Spirituality at Workplace Swami Ishwarananda (Chinmaya Mission)

2 (c) Chinmaya Mission Sattvik Noble, Man of Perfection, incarnation of Love & Compassion Rajasik Aggressive, full of selfish drive, prone to active life Tamasik Lazy, sensuous, inactive Assertive, Stands for Principles & Values S RT Simple minded, lacks worldly expe- rience Commoner, no guidance, prone to influences Opportunist, wants others to work for him – prone to violence Personality Types Enlightened Soul Noble Leader with Vision LearnerCommercial Businessman Political Leader Criminals, Law-breaker Trainee S+R R+T S+T S+R+T

3 (c) Chinmaya Mission INTENTIONS THOUGHTS ACTIONS REACTIONS Impressions are the basic inclinations. They give birth to intentions Intentions trigger thoughts Thoughts lead to actions. Quality of thoughts decide quality of actions The way we meet the results is the reaction Reactions get stored in our psyche, results in shaping the personality IMPRESSIONS Spiritual values to be embedded here Change of Attitude Improving the quality Reorganizing the priorities Broader vision and Selflessness

4 (c) Chinmaya Mission Training with compassion Personality Type->AssertiveAggressiveOpportunist Philosophy at work Detached, dedicated to work Attached to work and results Insecure, attached to status and authority Intention of work Selfless, Works out of compassion, Quality- conscious Selfish, Works under compulsion, Quantity- conscious Ego-centered, Works out of need to survive Attitude at work Considerate and always attempts to make everyone participate Careful and dominates in all aspects of work Careless and finds fault with others Risk taking Runs forward to take risk and protects others Stays behind and make others take risk. Never Distribution of authority Based on willingness to work and capabilities Based on contribution to earlier accomplishments Based on ones 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, Security, Caring and harmonious relationship. Stress, Loneliness, poor health and disharmony with others. Insecurity, hatred, restlessness

5 (c) Chinmaya Mission Performance with Detachment A detached performer identifies with accomplishment and not with what is accomplished.

6 (c) Chinmaya Mission Gitas guidance 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. You can choose your action. You cannot choose the result of action. You can choose your reaction. May you not be without action. The essence of Karma Yoga Work

7 (c) Chinmaya Mission work Human mind is like a parachute. It works better when it is open! Often Ask to yourself: What am I doing? Why am I doing? How am I doing? Is it related to what I would like to achieve? Can I delegate this to Someone? Can I do something differently without disturbing the Output?

8 (c) Chinmaya Mission 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

9 (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

10 (c) Chinmaya Mission Noble Intention Action creates external result of success; intention creates internal result of peace.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.Action without noble intention does not lead to spiritual growth. Intentions are shaped by values. 20 noble Values:20 noble Values: Absence of PrideAbsence of PretensionNon-violence ForgivenessStraightforwardnessService to Seniors Purity of motiveSustained interestSelf-control DetachmentAbsence of ArroganceMature vision of life Non-PossessivenessEmotional balanceNot being greedy Love for GodMeditationNot being extrovert Seeking true knowledgeSteadfast in wisdom

11 (c) Chinmaya Mission Wise v/s Otherwise! Talk about IDEAS Talk about PEOPLE 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 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!

12 (c) Chinmaya Mission Manage worries The longer you hold, heavier it becomes! Learn to put down the burden and pick it up when you need. Dont carry the burden wherever you go.

13 (c) Chinmaya Mission Manage your leisure time Avoid hurry, worry and curry Be regular in your sleep At home, pick up phone by choice Avoid compulsive thinking Avoid compulsive eating Everyday give some time for yourself to do NOTHING!

14 (c) Chinmaya Mission Take care of your Balance-Sheet Our Birth is our Opening Balance Our Death is our Closing Balance Our Prejudice Views are our Liabilities Our Creative Ideas/ Good Deeds are our 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 BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE!

15 (c) Chinmaya Mission 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!

16 (c) Chinmaya Mission Namste Salutations!

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