Freedom and Duty – II

Freedom and Duty – II

Fulfilling desires within the boundaries of dharma will not harm you; on the contrary, it will help you eliminate that desire or temptation.

But know that all desires restrict you. If you act upon whatever is in your mind and express whatever is on your mind, your mind will become undisciplined. Such a mind will restrict you from fulfilling your goals. Such people will find themselves saying, ‘I know what I want to achieve but I cannot do it.’ If you hear yourself saying such words, it means you have not yet mastered your mind.

Doing whatever you feel like is not freedom. You are simply a slave to your inclinations and you will never be free to achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

Nature will direct your course if you remain steadfast in your duties and complete your work to the best of your ability.

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Chinmaya Udghosh