Teamwork Lessons from the Ramayana
by London College of Vedic Studies
Srila Prabhupada would say, “Your love for me will be shown by how you co-operate with one another.” Cooperation means a willingness to work with others irrespective of the differences.
We always wish to work with like-minded people. However, to find such compatible people in this material world is like finding a needle in a haystack. We all are born different, we have a different set of qualities and look different. Life would be so boring if we all were the same. Our individuality is our strength, doing our best and dovetailing those propensities in Krishna’s service.
Being a leader does not always mean leading from the front, it means being part of the team. It means working together through all the obstacles and focusing on the common goal. In ISKCON that goal is service to Guru and Krishna. This is a uniting factor that keeps our society strong, through the tough and the easy.
These fundamental truths of community spirit are worth exploring no matter what situation you find yourself in, whether you are at home, in the workplace or even just with friends. Therefore, it was with great pleasure that London College of Vedic Studies was able to host such a seminar by renowned monk, life coach and author Chaitanya Charan dasa, who unpacked the secrets to great teamwork drawing on the ancient wisdom of the classic Ramayana.
The audience participated in great discussion and presented all angles of vision through this excellent seminar, leaving everyone feeling inspired and ready to take on the challenges that strengthen us through teamwork in any situation.