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Sunday Feb 08, 2009

The Snooze Button

Before launching into a career, it is astute to find your dharma first, and then go on from there.

This approach is contrary to what most of us have grown up with, where you decide your occupation based on various factors, such as status, security, aptitude tests, and society’s demands—none having to do with dharma.

When I was in high school and college, I remember a slogan that was hyped on TV and billboards: ‘If you want a good job, get a good education.’ Although this self-fulfilling prophecy seemed well advised and harmless at worst, it was, in retrospect, insidious propaganda, and especially misleading for the artist who must educate herself.