This was the example a very senior satsangi gave recently in a satsang. And it was very funny!
This is a Tamil phrase which means “don’t do your work as though you are paying back some loans/dues”.
It’s a common saying down South, and is often expressed by irate parents who see their kids going about their work or studies in a completely uninterested fashion.
This phrase was mentioned yesterday when the speaker was asked about how we should be going about our work.
“With full dhriti and utsaaha, or perseverance or excitement, no matter how boring the work.”
Doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t look out for better opportunities, but whatever we are doing currently, that needs to be done with the best intentions and mindset, not as though we were forcefully and woefully repaying a debt (even if in reality, some EMIs are to be paid each month ?).