Friday, 5 December 2014

Gita in SoS of Mananeeya Eknathji

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Arjuna had forgotten his duty and refused to fight. But when Sirkrishna reminded him that he was only instrument in the hands of the Divine and whatever fighting skills that he has developed were given to him and now he should employ those in the interest of the Dharma based society. Eknathji says, "When this vision is regained, man regains his own self. Arjuna's last words in the Bhagavad Gita are:

नष्टो मोहः स्मृतिर्लब्धा त्वत्प्रसादान्मयाच्युत।
Nashto Mohaha smritirlabdha tvatprasadatmaychyuta XVIII.73

"My infatuation has been lost and I have regained my memory." Our Bible teacher used to teach us, "Virtue is vision; vice is forgetfulness." If you falter or slip, you get up again and stand on your legs by yourself. No wrong should be done to anybody in word or deed. But if through negligence this takes place, immediately seize the first opportunity to right the wrong and be friends again." Leave worries to God; he carries the needs –Yogakshema- to us Karyakarta works for society-Virat. And the Samashti (which includes Organization, society, nation, nature etc) takes care of the needs of the Karyakarta. A Karyakarta should never worry that what will happen to me? Eknathji used to say, "We have full faith in Lord Krishna's promise when he says in the Bhagavad Gita "Of people, who worship me, meditating upon me with single-minded devotion, I look to their needs, as they are always bent upon me."

अनन्याष्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जनाः पर्युपासते।
तेशां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम्।।
Ananyashchintayanto mam ye janah paryupasate
Tesham nityabhiyuktanam Yogakshemam vahamyaham -Bhagavad Gita IX.22

About the daily needs of a worker of our organization, he worries the least, for he believes firmly that the Lord will provide. He strictly follows the discipline of Aparigraha (non-possession) and Aniketa (non-possession of a house). A Sanyasi does not stay at any place for more than three days, lest he should develop an attachment to the place. We also must not have any special affinity for anything or any place. This mental make-up makes us fit instrument for the work."

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The main theme of my life is to take the message of Sanatana Dharma to every home and pave the way for launching, in a big way, the man-making programme preached and envisaged by great seers like Swami Vivekananda. - Mananeeya Eknathji

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