Friday, 6 February 2015

Values dawn when mission is decided

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji says that the people have their own ways and means to decide about the things. They value the things so differently suiting to their own likes and dislikes. These days, keeping awake till late night and getting up late in the morning has become a fashion. Eknathji observes :

Brahma muhurta is the best time for everything. But the sleep that one gets in the small hours of the morning has no match in the world according to one and therefore, one prefers to sleep rather than get up early in the morning and revel in nature's beauty and freshness. Thus, people's values conform to their own ideologies and aspirations.
Citing the example of Mahatma Gandhiji, Eknathji says, how he valued it so differently. He says : Gandhiji was ready to stake his life for the cause of Harijan uplift by declaring his fast unto death, as the cause was more valuable to him than his life. About politics he had different views of his own. He said : For me there is no politics devoid of religion. They subserve religion. Politics bereft of religion is a death-trap because they kill the soul.

In an ordinary common man's life, he does everything for his life only, but in the eyes of missionbound people, the noble cause stands uppermost, and they prefer to take hundreds of lives for the accomplishment of the same. For them, their mission is most valuable and life is just a means. Lives of the great revolutionary martyrs like Bhagatsingh and Madanlal Dhingra and scores of others indicate the same thing.
Swami Vivekananda too says : "Sir, so long as even a dog of my country remains without food, to feed and take care of him is my religion, and anything else is either non-religion or false religion!"
Concepts, attitudes and way of looking at the things decide one's conduct. It is the touchstone on which one can test one's actions. The values of life dawn upon a person immediately when his mission of life is decided.