Do not aspire to be a servant of God, working for wages; you reduce yourself to that level if you ask for this and that from Him in return for the praise that you offer or the sacrifice you undergo. Even if you do not ask, if the bargaining attitude is in your mind, or if you feel disappointed that God did not give you desirable objects in return for all the trouble you took to please Him, do not calculate profit; do not count on returns; do not plan for the consequence. Do, since you have to do, since it is your duty. That is real puja. Dedicate the deed as well as the consequence to Him. Then you become His own, not a coolie demanding wages. That is the highest level a bhakta can reach through sadhana. That is the reason why nishkama karma is so highly extolled in the Gita by Krishna.
- Baba -