LOVE YOUR JOB...
BUT DO NOT LOVE, MARRY & WORSHIP
FOR THE SAKE OF ONLY WEALTH IT OFFERS....
The SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE called
sNskRUt language stipulates that all the 4 objectives of a
human life journey called 4 puruSHaaARth in the texts of
language called veD
should be interactively balanced as per one's age and one's life
aaSRm......Please click on the following red hilite of
puruSHaaARth to revisit and remember
the meaning of 4 puruSHaaARth and
4 aaSRm of life.....
The time era in which the humanity lives is called
kli-yug in veD....kli-yug
started in 3012 BC and will last for a total of 432,000 years.....In
kli-yug the entire human life is
- to be revolving around material wealth and possessions from material
- that without material wealth a person in kli-yug
has no standing at all even if he is a genius....unless the genius uses it for
- that all humans relations are ultimately founded on and survive on the
obtaining and use and the benefit of material wealth....
- that all material wealth will be used for
personal satisfaction and self-fulfillment of desires, joys and pleasures...
- that all material wealth will be created and/or obtained without
consideration of DHARm on which morality, ethics, fairness and other virtues
are founded...meaning humans will kill, cheat, corrupt, destroy relationships
or do whatever it takes to create and/or obtain and/or keep the material
- that a person of wealth will be regarded as
virtuous and good even if the person has no morals, ethics or is totally
- that even acts of altruism and charity will have a selfish intent of
benefiting in wealth from the act....
- that this blind and total chase of wealth in life
will ultimately destroy the living of life with 4 puruSHaaARth meaning
one would not be able to enjoy wealth in the real sense as all the time is
spent in creating and sustaining the created wealth or would not be able to
use the wealth in charity or for altruistic DHARmik purposes.....and when the
preceding happens why or how one can talk about moksh
(The above knowledge sharing was provided from the veD library
of SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii of
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada..)
To prove the above... please click on the next line to read an article by
Narayan Murthy, founder, chairman and CEO of
Infosys Technologies Limited which has become the largest software companies in
India providing IT consulting and software services to a global clientele after
growing from a $250 investment in 1981 by the founder of the company....The
article was submitted by was submitted for publishing by SRii Amitab Sharma
from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada......
LONG HOURS AT WORK IS
UNIVERSALLY LOST LIFE
HARM TO INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONS....
By Narayan Murthy, chairman and CEO of Infosys Technologies Limited
(Infosys, which started off with a seed capital of $250 in 1981 is now one of
the largest software companies in India providing IT consulting and software
services to a global client list that includes companies like Aetna, Aon Corp.,
Swiss Re, Visa International, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Vodafone, Apple,
Boeing and Nordstrom. In 1999, Infosys became the first Indian company to list
on the Nasdaq.)
(Extract of Mr. Narayana Murthy's Speech during Mentor Session):
I know people who work 12 hours a day, six days a week, or more.
Some people do so because of a work emergency where the long hours are only
temporary. Other people I know have put these hours for years. I don't know if
they are working all these hours, but I do know they are in the office this
long. Others put in long office hours because they are addicted to the
Whatever the reason for putting in overtime, working
long hours over the long term is harmful to the person and to the organization.
There are things managers can do to change this for everyone's benefit. Being
in the office long hours, over long periods of time,makes way for potential
errors. My colleagues who are in the office long hours frequently make mistakes
caused by fatigue. Correcting these mistakes requires their time as well as the
time and energy of others. I have seen people work Tuesday through Friday to
correct mistakes made after 5 PM on Monday.
Another problem is that people who are in the office long hours are not
pleasant company. They often complain about other people (who aren't working as
hard); they are irritable, or cranky, or even angry. Other people avoid them.
Such behavior poses problems, where work goes much better when people work
together instead of avoiding one another.
As Managers, there are things we can do to help people leave the office:
- First and foremost is to set the example and go home ourselves. I
work with a manager who chides people for working long hours. His words
quickly lose their meaning when he sends these chiding groups e-mails with a
time-stamp of 2 AM, Sunday.
- Second is to encourage people to put some balance
in their lives. For instance, here is a guideline I find helpful:
1) Wake up, eat a good breakfast, and go to work.
2) Work hard and smart for eight or nine hours.
3) Go home.
4) Read the comics, watch a funny movie, dig in the dirt, play with your kids,
5) Eat well and sleep well.
- This is called recreating.
- Doing steps 1, 3, 4, and 5 enable step 2.
- Working regular hours and recreating daily are simple concepts. They
are hard for some of us because that requires personal change. They are
possible since we all have the power to choose to do them.
In considering the issue of overtime, I am reminded of my oldest son.
When he was a toddler, if people were visiting the apartment, he would not
fall asleep no matter how long the visit, and no matter what time of day it was.
He would fight off sleep until the visitors left. It was as if he was afraid
that he would miss something. Once our visitors left, he would go to sleep. By
this time, however, he was over tired and would scream through half the night
with nightmares. He, my wife, and I, all paid the price for his fear of missing
Perhaps some people put in such long hours because they don't want to miss
anything when they leave the office. The trouble with this is that events will
never stop happening. That is life!! Things happen 24 hours a day. Allowing for
little rest is not ultimately practical. So, take a nap. Things will happen
while you're asleep, but you will have the energy to catch up when you wake.
Hence "LOVE YOUR JOB BUT NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR