Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Anushasan

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Ekanthji tells that Anushasan is the willing efforts to transform oneself as per the needs of the mission. Ours is an organisation and though the organisation is made up of men, they all have one will, one aspiration and therefore, the disciplining oneself becomes still more important. For the person as individual, such Vidhis and Nishedhs vary according to the aspiration one has cherished. However for the person with mission, though there would be variety, still they all are the pilgrims of one thought, one mission, one goal of the organisation and hence, they need to follow the aspirations of the Organisation as their own and keep adhering to it, walking on that razor's edge.


He says : These aspirations of the orgnisation lead to Anushasan which means that one has to behave according to the set pattern of his mission which governs the rule of the conduct of the individual. Thus, life becomes a Sadhana, like that of a musician. The musician, in order to achieve excellence in his art, has to undergo a strenuous self-discipline. Getting up very early in the morning, keeping his body and mind fit and equipped with energy, he has to sit for the daily practice. This is not imposed by anybody but for the achievement of his goal, he has to observe this discipline. In order to maintain his voice in good order, he has to avoid spiced and fried dishes like Bhajis etc. It becomes a "nishedha", (must not do) for him. He understands that it is the divine dispensation that he should be a renowned musician. "I have discovered my mission. I have got it and I must follow rigorously the 'do's' and 'don'ts'," he thinks. If he becomes averse to or resists or rejects this discipline, then it means that he has not discovered the mission.

If this is the case with a musician, how much difficult it would be for those who undertake the mission of 'Man making & Nation Building'? It is so because, the one taking this vrata doesn't find anything happening at least immediately. He has to keep patience and work on it continuously. It may happen or mostly not happen in this life also. But having firm faith on Lord Krishna's assurance : na hi kalyan krut kaschit durgatiam tat gacchati..., he keeps doing his nitya karya following the anushasan in his life.

Mananeeya Ekanthji further says : In the academic field, Arts and Sciences are termed disciplines, as they could never be acquired without the proper discipline, meaning thereby putting some restrictions on one's own self. Our freedom is curtailed and it is our mission that imposes this curtailment of liberty. That which is detrimental to the success of the mission has to be summarily avoided. It becomes a taboo for the person and the interesting game of 'do's' and 'don'ts' starts, the governing principle being our mission which rules the whole life. In order to be equipped for the fulfillment of the mission one has to transform oneself thoroughly, externally and internally. Many lessons about liberties and freedoms, which might have been learnt, previously, have to be unlearnt and forgotten. Life thus becomes a hard game incorporating a struggle in, what one is and what one aspires to be.
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