Work in Divine Consciousness

Radhanath Swami on Work in divine consciousness

Many people say that work is worship.  They feel that if they do not do anything harmful to anyone and work throughout the day that is all they have to do.  They do not have to just sit at one place and think the name of God or something.

Work is worship, but the question is worship of whom? Is it worship of senses?  Is it worship of mind?  Is it worship of materialistic people? Is it the worship of God?

Work is worship if it is consciously and lovingly offered as a service to the Lord according to His desires. When we work with humility, in remembrance of the Lord, for the pleasure of the Lord, then we are worshiping God, and that type of work will liberate us from all bondage.  Any other kind of work will only cause bondage and ultimately the repetition of birth and death.

If work was worship then why did not Krishna tell Arjuna simply to fight? The seven hundred verses of Bhagavad Gita that Krishna spoke were to teach Arjuna to fight in a spirit of love, devotion and sacrifice to the Supreme Lord; they taught divine consciousness.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Yes, We have to work with the consciousness of pleasing the Lord.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for giving us the wisdom of what is right conciousness to maintain when we are working.

  • Raj Narang

    Very imp to work in Divine Consciousness……..

  • prakash s. chhabria

    thanks to radhanath swami for so wonderfully explaining the futility of hard work done without any understanding of devotion to GOD.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for proving how working for God is real worship.

  • S Subramanian

    As Radhanath Swami once said Worship is our Work and not the other way around.

  • bhaskar garg

    How the work can actually become worship is so nicely expained by Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • Raj Narang

    What a wonderful explanation by Radhanath Swami Maharaj, anyone who has any doubts on this can actually solve his insignificant doubts by reading the significant explanation by Radhanath Swami…

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  • Vaishali Kamat

    Work is worship, but the question is worship of whom? Is it worship of your senses? Is it worship of mind? Is it worship of materialistic people? Is it the worship of God? —- such an eye opening statement by Radhanath Swami.

  • Anant Bhat

    I totaly convinnced about Maharaj says…very nice

  • Meera Sharma

    I had no idea what it means”work is worship” Thank you Maharajah explaining it so clearly. In every activity we have to remember if it is pleasing to Krishna.

  • Shoba Fernandes

    Indeed any activity done keeping Krishna in the centre is worshippable. Radhanath Swami has explained this so very nicely.

  • nisha

    very well explained the concept of work is worship.

  • Preeti Asrani

    what a perfect answer is given about how work is worship. we have to add Krsna in our life that’s all

  • Panctattva Das

    Hare Krishna

  • mona

    Radhanath Maharaj has so beautifully explained about work is worship.Working for the pleasure of Krishna and not for our sense gratification!

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Radhanath Swami has really addressed a vital issue here – especially people born in India often misquote and misuse the Gita, saying “Work is Worship”. But in this article we realise what the true meaning of work and worship is.

  • Prembabu

    Work is worship but of whom? Thats a million doallar question. Nice argument by Radhanath Swami

  • Madhura

    Maharaj ki jay!

  • Mike

    Radhanath Swami is presenting to us the real meaning of work is worship, many people are satisfied with their jobs and they feel they are doing their real duty unfortunately they are being misled …They seriously need association of Radhanath Swami

  • rajendra desai

    we should work for higher cause without expecting the results

  • M. Pandurangayya Shetty

    Everyone is working. But Radhanath Swami is teaching us how to work ! Very good instruction. azll glories to Radhanath Swami.

  • suresh

    Today I understand what is real meaning of ‘Work is Workship’ Thank you Maharaj

  • Ujwal Jajoo

    Radhanath Swami gives a very succinct understanding of worship

  • Anil Timbe

    Wow…it clarified my misconception that just work is worship. Now I understand if we do work in accordance with God’s desire then that becomes worship. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami ji.

  • Amar

    Radhanath Swami is explaining such complex matter in very simple words, he is thrashing a very popular beleif in such plain straight forward manner.

  • Gautam Gupta

    Work is worship only when done in the right consciousness and as an offering to Lord. This is enlightening and clears many doubts we have in our society. Thank you to Radhanath Swami for clearing these doubts

  • prashant v

    people worshiping their work because that work is promoting sense gratification,

  • Rajesh

    This has cleared all my doubts about how work can become worship. Great article.

  • Sandeep Shinde

    Very nice and inspiring article. Thank you very much for sharing the same.

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  • B.J. ARORA

    How nicely Radhanath Swami explains that work in spirit of love, devotion and sacrifice to the Supreme Lord leads to divine consciousness.

  • Uma

    Radhanath swami explains so well. Work is truly worship – Worship of God and not anything else.
    Work should be done as an offering to Lord Krishna and not to satisfy our own mind and senses.

  • Pravin

    Radhanath swami maharaj is giving a precise and perfect definition of how work is worship? “Work is worship if it is consciously and lovingly offered as a service to the Lord according to His desires.”

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj very nicely clarifies the concept of “work is worship” which is so commonly misunderstood.

  • Duruvan Kanniah

    Thanks very much Maharaj

  • Rahul Gupta

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for very precisely correcting up one of the most common philosophical misconception.

  • By simply speaking work is worship and removing the God from picture is creating so much materialism . And this is causing so much problem to society. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for your enlightening article .

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  • Ravi Garg

    Very nice article… is the misconception about work, specially those who have some knowledge of Gita……but swamiji rightly said that woek is worship if done for the pleasure of the Lord..

  • anil manga

    Thank you very much. I had no idea what Work is Worship means. Radhanath Swami Maharaj explained it in simple words, Work in god consciousness and according god’s desire is worship. Thank you for sharing such a nice article.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Radhanath Swami has very expertly demolished the atheistic concept that merely working hard is good enough. In fact, it can be destructive to our spiritual well-being if done in wrong consciousness. He says that work can be worship provided it is a loving service to god.

  • Satish Iyer

    Work is worship is a very popular statement made by people to escape worshiping God, but here Radhanath Swami has explained the essene of it