Monday, 1 December 2014

Gita in SoS of Mananeeya Eknathji

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

We are fortunate God has chosen us as his instruments As in Gita, Bhagwan Sri Krishna tells Arjun to be the instrument in the hands of the Divine, Mananeeya Eknathji stressed this point whenever he explained the concept of service from the doer's point of view. He said, "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."

How this work is to be done? We have to always remember that we are doing His work and so we should not get affected of success or failure but should pour our hearts in doing the work. When we do this as God's work without any thought of personal gain then that work elevates us. Eknathji says, "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.