Tuesday, 17 March 2015

for us and not me

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Indians first enunciated the theory and practice of corporate living for example - Varnashrama system, Yagnas, the prayers, which are always for us and not me.

Eknathji says, "Indians were the first who enunciated the theory of corporate social institution and lived accordingly as an organised community for thousands of years and that it continues even today, through in a distorted form. Other evidence, if required, can be multiplied by sayings that the sacrifice (त्याग) which formed the very core of the Rigvedic Aryans was a community ritual to be performed and to be participated in by the society as a whole."

Eknathji further explains, "In the Rigveda, one hardly finds a Rik where anything is prayed and demanded for an individual. It is always "of us" (न:) and not "my". The well-known Gayatri Mantra prays for "the intellects of all of us to be illumined". The sage in the Tenth Mandala says, "You all go together, speak together and let all your minds know things together" etc. (RV X.191.3-5). The great National Anthem of Yajurved speaks for the whole nation and its manifold constituents simultaneously and not individually for one person. The celebrated Shantimantras of the Upanishads pray for the community as a whole and never for any one person"
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