Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Work Is Worship

Life is a struggle; one must fight the battle of life bravely. Everybody who takes birth has to die one day. Therefore, one should make the best of life. Time at our disposal is very short. We must make the best use of every minute given to us by GOD. Life consists of action, not contemplation. Those who do not act, but go on hesitating and postponing things achieve nothing in life. Such persons as go on thinking and brooding can never attain the heights of glory.
A short life full of action is much better than a long life of inactivity and indolence. Tennyson has rightly remarked that one crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name. a man lives in deeds, not in years. Age or height does not matter. What matters is what one makes of life. Ben Johnson, the school-poet writes:
“It is not growing big in bulk like a tree
Doth make man better be.”
An Oak tree lives for 3 hindered years but it falls down as a dry, bald and useless log of wood. In contrast, a lily flower lives only for a day but it spreads its sweet fragnance all around and it is a source of joy and pleasure for all. A good life is a life lived for the good of others. It is a selfless life of service and dedication.
Life is action. Contemplation is not bad but is useless if it is not transformed into action. Noble thoughts are of no use if they are not transformed into hard work. Man is an image of God. He has not been sent to this world just to eat, live and sleep. An animal does the same, but a man must make some positive contribution to this world during one’s life time. A man who does nothing is forgotten as soon as he dies. According to great philosophers real life lies in hard work. Hard work is real worship.
Longfellow has perfectly written:
“The heights by great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.”