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Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 6:31am IST | Agency: dna
Management principles tell us to dream. They tell us life is wonderful with dreams and hopes. If there are no dreams, how can organisations survive? Has material prosperity not given us joy? I am confused. Please elaborate.

Management principles tell us to dream. They tell us life is wonderful with dreams and hopes. If there are no dreams, how can organisations survive? Has material prosperity not given us joy? I am confused. Please elaborate.

There are two ways of living life — the enlightened way and the unwise way. The unwise way makes one live life as a wanting being. The desiring mind has its own pleasures. Such a life will be filled with pleasures or sorrow. The enlightened way of living involves being in the world of being and not wanting. One’s body will go through the pleasures and sorrows of the world, but one’s being will be beyond them.

It is like you are in a house and you realise that it is not your house. You will not get identified with the house. You keep the house clean and even if it gets burnt, you are not burnt. The body is like a house, but the soul is you. You will not be identified with the body.

Whereas through foolish living, one gets identified with the body or the house. There is an ocean of difference between the two.

Our mind dreams, but you are not identified with it. You may fulfil them with detachment. To fulfil a dream with detachment is a great skill. One has detachment because one knows that one has to leave all of them behind one day. The soul is not going to carry them with it. Ultimately, the soul is detached as it leaves the body and its wealth behind.

Look at your ancestors and successful people who are dead. They exist only in a photo. Only their photo remains, but their soul is gone. So, be detached. In fact, attachment has created hell. Detachment gives joy. Detachment is not indifference, but non-identification. Fulfil your dreams with detachment. Learn this art.

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