“The craving of a sluggard is a death of him because his hands refuse to work.”
BIBLE (PROVERBS 21:25)
Nimisha has sent something, it is not a question. I’ll read it aloud, that’s my answer.
Dear Acharya Ji, Pranaam. I want to thank you deeply for reconnecting me to the Lord. The love and connection I felt for him as an innocent child got diluted along the way. I am rejoicing in that regained love now. Jesus was always very special to me. My first love you could say. Then one grows up and starts questioning things, doubts arise, resistance occurs, and one loses that innocent reasonless love once felt. Jesus showed me the way back home through you.
In gratitude, Nimisha.
When all is alright then there is no need to speak. Yesterday, I said – “don’t fix that which is not broken.”
James has sent two questions from Russia. Maybe I’ll read both of them, or one of them.
Jesus says “The craving of a sluggard will be death of him because his hands refuse to work”.
The question is:
Jesus is saying that the desires of a lazy person will be the death of him because he’s saying that his hands refuse to work. He just desires but his hands say we do not want to work. So the enquiry is, what does a lazy person crave for if not work? And also, which work is Jesus referring to?
Jesus has pointed towards the special case of a lazy person. This lazy person has all the desires, great desires. But one thing he’s very clear about, ‘I will not work.’ So, James has wondered that what does he crave for if not work? And what is this work that Jesus is referring to? Is he talking about plumbing? Writing? Carpentry? What work is referring to?
Who is a lazy person? A lazy person is one who has a tremendous ego. Only the ego is lazy, and the ego is bound to be lazy. In what sense is the ego lazy?
Laziness means a refusal to do, a refusal to do the right thing, a refusal to change. Laziness means that one wants to remain where one is and as one is.