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I have always been taught that one should offer all his work to "ब्रह्म" (Supreme God), which seem to be very difficult while working in office. I have been trying to remain conscious about what I do, but it's very difficult, and after a couple of days,

What are the methods one can use to remember God while performing daily life activities?

For e.g. When ever I go for lunch, I try to remain conscious.

  • I thought its Hinduism stackexchange, bharam is god – Rishi Feb 8 '17 at 11:03
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    "How do I remember bharam while working in office?" What is bharam? I don't know that word. Can you explain it in the question? – Sarvabhouma Feb 8 '17 at 11:05
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    You keep repeating any name of God silently. – Pradip Gangopadhyay Feb 8 '17 at 14:58
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    Near to impossible either you will mess-up your work or you will not be able to concentrate. You can only rembember bramhan or work at a time. I think you should learn from the Bhagwad Gita episode, BG was taught just before the commencement of war. In your case war is office work, act similarly before getting into action, remember Bramhan, and just be conscious that what you do is for appeasement of Bramhan karma yoga(phala tyaga), then start your work in karma yoga(that way you would not be attributed to any karma you can burn your leftover karma by chanting rama nama later). – Yogi Feb 8 '17 at 18:05
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    @Yogi The perception you have is not bad, but practically I have enough time to remember the source of creation or self. Here are some points I have discovered in Books: 1: Breathe as if you become with the nature 2: In mind try to bow down to everything, will give you access to inner dimensions. 3: Try to Keep your spine straight, you will feel more aware. 4: Every hour remind your self you will fall dead one day. 5: Walk in straight lines, every gestures do it consciously 6: Also think you are alone on this world. 7: Do yajna daily, it is very powerful – Rishi Feb 22 '17 at 8:35
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In Srimad Bhāgavataṃ 7.5.23-24, Prahlada says there are nine ways of worshipping the Lord. They are famously known as the Navavidha bhakti margas.

śrī-prahlāda uvāca

śravaṇaṁ kīrtanaṁ viṣṇoḥ
smaraṇaṁ pāda-sevanam
arcanaṁ vandanaṁ dāsyaṁ
sakhyam ātma-nivedanam

iti puṁsārpitā viṣṇau
bhaktiś cen nava-lakṣaṇā
kriyeta bhagavaty addhā
tan manye ’dhītam uttamam

Translation : Prahlāda Mahārāja said: Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and pastimes of Lord Viṣṇu, remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship with sixteen types of paraphernalia, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming His servant, considering the Lord one’s best friend, and surrendering everything unto Him (in other words, serving Him with the body, mind and words) — these nine processes are accepted as pure devotional service. One who has dedicated his life to the service of Viṣṇu through these nine methods should be understood to be the most learned person, for he has acquired complete knowledge.

The nine forms of devotion are:

  • Shravanam – Hearing the names and glories of the Lord
  • Keertanam – Chanting His glories
  • Smaranam – Remembering the Lord
  • Pāda sevanam – Serving the Lord’s feet
  • Archanam – Worshiping the Lord
  • Vandanam – Offering obeisance unto the Lord
  • Dāsyaṃ – Serving the Lord as His servant
  • Sakhyam – Developing friendship with the Lord
  • ātma Nivedanaṃ – Total surrender of oneself to the Lord

Even though the paths are different, they all lead to the same destination.

But from the above list Dāsyaṃ, sakhyam, ātmanivedanaṃ are practically not possible for normal human beings like us. So, the best ways one can easily follow are :

Shravanam

Hearing the glories, songs, bhajans of the Lord whenever possible.

Keerthanam

Singing or chanting the Lord's name and glories.

Smaranam

The easiest way possible. Remembering the name of the Lord whenever possible.

Vandanam

Prostrating before the lord. Offering obeisances to the Lord.

These are the easiest ways you can remember the Lord whatever you are doing.

Before having food, offering it to the Lord as gratitude also helps in developing devotion in one's heart. You can learn more about devotion from this answer.

In one statement: You can chant or remember the name of the Lord while you are performing any other daily life activity (say while you are in office or having lunch).

  • +1 for this, but what about the last three steps, kindly explain them aswell – Rishi Feb 9 '17 at 4:56
  • @Rishi See this answer. All the nine forms are explained there. – Sarvabhouma Feb 9 '17 at 7:23

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