Common Impediments: Inertia

                                                                  Q. Why don't I like to study or, in general, do my prescribed duty? I do not enjoy doing any work. Why do I feel great pain while doing that?  I see that other friends and devotees easily absorb their minds in their works and do it but I am not able to absorb my mind. I do not find in myself any creativity.

                                                                  Please tell what the reason is for this and cure for it.

                                                                  This strong aversion or inertia for action should be understood to be the effect of material infection, due to tamo-guna. Krishna describes the strange effects of this mode of nature in BG Chapter 14. This inertia is opposite to the nature of spirit, for the spirit soul by nature is always active.