Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Train Jnanedriyas

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji then analyses the causes of deterioration in systems. And the main cause of it is Harmony. He says in Sadhana of Service :

If an office is well-organized, it shows a system, a harmony, an order. When this is lost, we find deterioration, disharmony. It may be in social life, national life or individual life or even in an organization. A social worker must know the law of the society and its working. A society in its healthy form has a sound system and if there occurs any deterioration, it must be due to some disorder which has crept into the society. The social worker must instantaneously detect it and must react to it. A disorder in a society should, in no case, escape his detection.

Eknathji gives us the example of a proof reader and says as a proof-reader's mind and eyes are well-trained to notice any mistake in the printing, so also a social worker's ears, eyes and mind must be fully equipped to mark any small disorder in social life and he should strive to put it in order.

SYBOM in Prarthana

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji gave importance in conveying the things which he felt utmost necessary and essential. And for that matter, he would not mind going out of the way.

In the Prarthana, Mananeeya Eknathji wanted to convey the Vedic Mantra
"Shrunvantu Vishve Amrutasya Putrah aaye dhamani divyani tasthu:..." Referring to this Swami Vivekananda had said that the day the Rishis in the yore hailed the human beings as Children of Immortality, India became eternal land with the eternal message.Eknathji too wanted very much to have the same immortal words in the prayer. Vidyavachaspati Shridhar Bhaskar Varnekarji who gave words to concepts of Eknathji narrated that when he reported to Eknathji that it was difficult to use those words while having same metre, Eknathji told him, "Then change the metre but the same words have to be used" . Thus the metre of the second stanza is different.  It is Upajati  while that of the first stanza is Malini and 3rd stanza is Bhujangaprayata,  and 4th one is Anushtup.

This is the beauty and greatness of Eknathji and his every work. Each of the stanza of Prarthana is having different meter to suit the purpose for which it has been made. And this aspect, every worker needs to keep in mind as to where one should be elastic, ready to bend the rules and where one should be strict following rules in principle and letter.

Monday, 25 May 2015

SYBOM thru letters

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji was making preparations to meet Sri Humayun Kabir with respect to his statement that any monument will spoil the natural beauty of the mid-sea Rock. In his letter to Sri Sankaran dated 20.08.1963, we find the example of SYBOM. Various points in it indicates how systematic was his thinking.
Initially he writes : A rough plan of my movements in Calcutta during the next 10-12 days is now almost ready in my mind. I have started meeting important people here since today. I hope to complete my first round of visits by Sunday the 25th. My next move is to address a Press-conference. Though I have not fixed up a definite date for the same as yet, I hope it can be conveniently held on Tuesday or Wednesday if Monday the 26th is considered a bit too early from the point of view of completing preliminary preparations prior to the conference.

I badly need your help in finishing up the said preliminaries.

Firstly, I need the new booklet the copies of which shall have to be distributed among the Press-representatives. The number of important Dailies and Weeklies is twentyfive here. At least an equal number of copies would be necessary for their distribution among other important persons. I, therefore, expect an air-parcel of 100 copies before the end of this week.

Secondly, if Shri Dattaji's present efforts at Kanyakumari actually produce any desired result and if it is at the stage of being purposefully utilised in the Press-conference, I would like to be posted with all details of the same before I meet the Press.

Thirdly, I am immediately in need of the photographs and the respective negatives about which I have already written to you. Apart from those mentioned in my previous letter I require the under described photographs and their negatives.

(1) A booklet by name 'Kanyakumari' published by Hari Kumari Arts, carries on its cover a photograph of the K.K. Temple and the V. Rock. As you know, it is actually a combination of two photographs taken separately. I require those two photographs with their negatives and also, if possible, a negative of the said combined photograph.

(2) In your album at Madras there is one quite a comprehensive photograph presenting to view the temple premises, the V. Rock, the Gandhi Memorial building, the minor rock near the shore, and even a part of a building on the other side of the road opposite to the Gandhi Memorial. I require the negative of this particular photograph along with other articles.

The idea is to prepare two big pictures, one depicting the Vivekananda Memorial in its entirety as it will look when completed, and the other presenting a comprehensive and panoramic view of the seashore-background of the V. Rock.

The newspaper cuttings, both of English and vernacular Dailies from Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ... if you send the file to me by Registered air parcel for being used in my contemplated tour from State to State, it would serve a very useful purpose. The responsibility of handing it over back to you when I return to Madras, of course, rests with me.
We find a very comprehensive view of the things that are to happen are given in the letter. It speaks to the reader what exactly was going on in the mind of Mananeeya Ekanthji and therefore, each one used to do their work with all perfectness.