How can we lead a life of divine contemplation even as we dispense our duties? Bhagawan lovingly coaches us, taking an example.
Do not give up your worldly duties, but do them with the name of God on your lips, inviting the grace of God on your heads. Do not involve yourselves in the affairs of your neighbours or others to the extent that you get so entangled that you cannot extricate yourselves. Spend your time in the contemplation of the beauties of nature, which are spread out before you in earth and sky — green expanses of the crops you have raised, cool breezes that waft contentment and joy, the panorama of coloured clouds, the music of the birds, and so on. Sing the glories of God as you walk along the bunds of the fields and the banks of the canals. Do not talk hatefully in the midst of all this evidence of love, do not get angry in these placid surroundings; do not disturb the sky with your shouts and curses, and do not pollute the air with vengeful boasts.
– Divine Discourse, Sep 02, 1958.