Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Sunday, April 04, 2010

greedy farmers

thats us.
thats what we became after this boast.

thereafter, we planted each seed with eager anticipation of how much yield we would get, and how impressive it would look as a blogpost.

the seeds must have sensed our greed and have boycotted sprouting, quite rightfully.
and even those who have sprouted seem to be taking their own 'sweet time'.

even in the simplest of surroundings, it is tough to relinquish years of indoctrination - maximise results!!
the gita says - perform your duty without any expectation of the results.
the exact translation uses"fruits of labour", etc.
in our case it should have been fruits and vegetables of our labour.

the move becomes pointless if we indulge in the same excessive thought process.
we have to become greedless.
simple to understand intellectually, a life-long journey to practise.

3 comments:

kbpm said...

This was most interesting!

Purvi said...

All The Best!

Anonymous said...

Oh Arjuna - You have the Right (Adhikar) of the Deed (Karma) only, but not the Fruit "Ma Phala".

Karmanyeva adhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana
Ma karmaphalahetur bhurma te sangostvakarmani.

Oh Arjuna -
"Thy business is with the action only, never with its fruits; so let not the fruits of action be thy motive, nor be thou to inaction attached." Gita: Chapter II-47.