Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Using the teachings of Buddha in real-world workplace situations will inspire employees, employers, and executives alike with practical answers to everyday problems dealing with the self, with others, and everyday decisions. You always have a choice on how you will react to pressures, and conduct yourself each day. It’s about how you use the freedom of choice in the moment to become a better worker, and to find your own path to enlightenment.


First recognize that you are responsible for your own future.

Second, recognize that you always have a choice.

Mission statements for your organization and life are key to enlightened work. The mission statement is a compass to guide your priorities and decisions so you do not become lost in day-to-day activities.

Part of the Eightfold Noble Path is choosing Right Livelihood. Do work that helps rather than harms living things.

It is not wise to become too attached to one job or career. Things change, everything is transitory. Find your freedom in that truth.

Do great work, all the time. Start work before the boss gets in, and leave after she does.

Do not take more than you should. Taking home a pencil or minor office supply is stealing.

You represent your employer, so uphold the company name.

Your self-confidence increases when you know you have done good work. Good results come from healthy self-esteem.

Action always beats inaction. Making mistakes is better than not doing anything at all. If you aren’t making mistakes, it means you are not taking risks and not trying hard enough.

You are a work in progress. You are responsible for your own self-improvement.

Practice yoga or meditation to learn how to focus.

Buddha says; "If a man do something good, let him do it again and again. Let him find joy in his good work. Joyful is the accumulation of good work."



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PT said...

I would seriously examine the motivations for what you are doing here. Perhaps start by removing all references to yourself and your career and book. Then remove all references to business, especially things like mission statements that freeze vision rather than encourage present thinking. Try telling us what you know without thinking of potential gain. Remember, desire is the source of suffering...