We were taught to work hard. Many among us became hardworking people and they worked really hard. But, we experienced that hard work did not sufficiently ensure happiness for the hardworking individuals or for those whom he wanted to be happy. In a nutshell, working hard never turned out to be necessary and sufficient condition for the man’s happiness.
Work hard for what? For creating something essential to enrich our lives or for creating some bulk that is not needed by us? We may work hard to produce arms for mass destruction or very expensive luxury beds for a few to sleep on, but, that does not make us happy. Neither the ones who acquire the ability to destroy, nor those who become the targets of destruction, become happy.
The nature also produces mass with no energy of its own, but it has the ability to convert the useless bulk into the useful essence much needed for the survival of living beings. The man has no such ability. He has no ability to convert useless bulk into the useful essence, but he has enormous ability to produce nonessential bulk. His devilish qualities of greed, laziness, pride and cruelty make him the most dreaded living being. His ability to produce nonessential bulk adds salt to the injury. He produces useless bulk to satisfy his devilish qualities.
The man would help him if he learns for what purpose he must work hard. Unless he does that all the talks of love, compassion and devotion to the God may also be categorized as ‘useless bulk’.
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]