तव पादुकयोर्न्यस्य राज्यतन्त्रं परन्तप ।

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे द्वादशोत्तरशततमस्सर्गः (२५ श्लोक)

“ShriRaama! During these 14 years (of your exile), I will place the burden of the kingdom at your divine footsteps and perform my duties.”

Through this beautiful shloka Valmiki maharshi is show-casing Bharata as the ideal example of a Karma-yogi. While performing our duties, we should also, like Bharata, always have the conscience that it is God’s eternal energy that is enabling us to perform our duties and hence we must not take any pride in any of our achievements.

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