Sunday, 15 March 2015

Every individual had an equally important position in the society

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||
Mananeeya Eknathji says : Every individual had an equally important position in the society like the smallest screw in a huge machine and the society worked smoothly screw in the huge machine and the society worked smoothly and silently without any murmur or noise, like the enormous machine running smoothly and silently.

Swami Vivekananda also had understood this great aspect of our national organised mind. He therefore had said : The social laws of India have always been subject to great periodic changes. At their inception, these laws were the embodiment of a gigantic plan, which was to unfold itself slowly through time. The great seers of ancient India saw so far ahead of their time that the world has to wait centuries yet to appreciate their wisdom, and it is this very inability on the part of their own descendants to appreciate the full scope of this wonderful plan that is the one and only cause of the degeneration of India. The degeneration of India came not because the laws and customs of the ancients were bad, but because they were not allowed to be carried to their legitimate conclusions.

Swamiji had understood the very basic thing that is in creation. In it there is place for everybody and that is what was understood even by the Rishis who planned for different paths for different natures. This is the great truth which the Lord Shri Krishna, the revealer of the Gita, has tried therein to explain, and upon this great truth is established the Varnâshrama (Four castes and four stages of life.) system and the doctrine of Swadharma, etc. of the Hindu religion.
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Freed from attachment, non-egoistic, endowed with courage and enthusiasm and unperturbed by success or failure, the worker is known as a pure (Sattvika) one. Four outstanding and essential qualities of a worker. - Bhagwad Gita : XVIII-26