When I give you a job35

If I request you to do something and you cannot do it immediately, please try to do it as soon as possible. I know there are some jobs that may take a day or two, or even weeks or months. That I know. Again, there are some jobs that can be done immediately. If you cannot do your job immediately, then do it as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may create serious problems for me. When I give you a job, I entirely depend on you, entirely. No third party is involved. But if you cannot do it, then please come and inform me that you are unable to do it. Then I will choose somebody else as my instrument.

If I specifically mention a name, then that person should come. In some cases, if there is a team working together, I may mention the team. Then one team member should come. If they are unable to do the job, if they are not available, then one of them will come and report to me.

If I request you to do something, please try to do it yourself. If you do not do the job that is meant for you, if you delegate the job to somebody else, you may create serious problems for me, very serious problems. Obedience, obedience! If I ask you to do something, please do it yourself. Do not give the task to others. Usually I do not say that if you cannot do it, you should let somebody else do it.

It is not the most difficult thing on earth to obey me. If you take it as having to obey me, then the uncontrolled vital may either revolt or do the job unwillingly. But if you take it as my request, as my plea, I hope you will do it divinely. Please take my requests very, very seriously.

When I request you to do something, do not wait and say, “Oh, it can be done tomorrow.” No, no — it has to be done as soon as possible. If it is not done immediately, what can I say? True, there are things that cannot be done in the twinkling of an eye. They may take time. That I know. But there are specific things that can be done immediately. Those things I may not want to give to somebody else, and I do not want you to delay.

Your own so-called little mistake can create very serious problems for me. It is a very painful experience. You may call it a mistake, or minor negligence or carelessness, but it can create very serious problems for me. And when you make a mistake, many, many other people may also be involved. At that time they will be forced to make those unconscious or conscious mistakes also.


OSO 35. 15 January 2006, Awana Kijal Golf, Beach and Spa Resort, Kijal, Malaysia↩

From:Sri Chinmoy,Our sweetest oneness, Agni Press, 2012
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