Sunday 8 November 2015

The adage

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji gives an important adage to all of us. He says : Time saved is time gained
Time and energy cannot be increased though the items of their expenditure can be enormously multiplied. Taking for granted that a man lives for one hundred years, which is of course very rare, the effective life is still less. The childhood and the period of education have to be deducted. Even in the remaining period, a man can be said to be effectively living, only till his sense-organs are working effectively and efficiently for some useful work. Otherwise, that period is not taken into account. He may have an effective and useful life for fifty years at the most. So the income side is fixed. Can it be increased? Apparently not. But we have to give serious thought and we find that we can increase the revenue. The proverb "Money saved is money gained" is well-known to you. In the same tune, we can say "Time saved is time gained". The same holds good of energy also. The time which is wasted in gossip, in sleep, in looking vacantly at the sky can be saved.

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