Saturday, 29 November 2014

Seva


|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||
Swamiji's Vision

 ....... All the work you do is subjective, is done for your own benefit. God has not fallen into a ditch for you and me to help Him out, by building a

hospital or something of that sort. He allows you to work. He allows you to exercise your muscles in this great gymnasium, not in order to help

Him but that you may help yourself. Do you think even an ant will die for want of your help? Most arrant blasphemy!

........ Blessed are we that we are given the privilege of working for Him, not of helping Him. Cut out this word "help" from your  mind. You

 cannot help; it is blaspheming…....

........ We are allowed to worship Him. Stand in that reverent attitude to the whole universe, and then will come perfect non-attachment. This should be your duty. This is the proper attitude of work. This is the secret taught by Karma-Yoga. (RCHN : 144 – Right Attitude)


Eknathji's Mission

What is service? That service is the best and the noblest, which is performed with the attitude of total surrender to God. "He has endowed me with all the possible capacities and I must utilize every mite of the energy, power, intellect, strength, and all other possessions to the best of my ability for the glory of my SELF. It is the divine design that I should render service on His behalf. enFkZefi dekZf.k dqoZfUlf)eokIL;flA Madarthamapi karmani kurvan siddhimavapsyasi B.G.12.10. He desires the betterment of the world and I am being used just as a tool or a means to carry out His design. I am just an instrument in His hands." fufeŸkek=a Hko lO;lkfpu~A                    Nimittamatram Bhava sayaachin B.G.11.33

We have to play our role in this world gymnasium with all vigour and enthusiasm. The action must be performed without any attachment but sincerely and honestly to the best of our ability and with an attitude of being a tool only.

We have been called upon to execute whatever is essential and possible as willed by God. This is SERVICE. We are doing His work. eRdeZijeks HkoA Matkarma paramo bhava B.G. XII.10. Such work elevates us and leads to Self-realization, which is the supreme goal of human life. This work is done in freedom and not in slavery; for it liberates us from the cycle of births and deaths. Even the most trifling desires make us slaves and degenerate us. Here there is no slavery. In doing His work there is no slavery and there is no thought of success or failure. lq[knq%[ks les —Rok ykHkkykHkkS t;kt;ksA  Sukhadukhe same kritva labhalabho jayajayau B.G.II.36. (SoS : 113-114 – From Self Interest to Self Realization)