Friday, 6 March 2015

Sadhana

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||
The Sadhana to win in the inner struggle is essential. An Introspective mind would know the struggles that one has to face in winning over the mind. And hence, this Sadhana of winning on oneself is the greatest one. Eknathji says :
If there is training for mountain warfare to mountain division, there must be a spiritual training (Sadhana) for the spiritual struggle. Saints live for the moral and spiritual uplift of the society and they must live up to the ideas which they preach.

Eknathji explains this with the example from the life of Samartha Ramdas. While begging for alms, Sant Ramdas was once invited by a woman who served him payasam. It was tasty and he liked it very much so a longing for it came. But this was not good. So he asked his disciples to collect as much milk as possible from the neighbouring villages and asked them to acquire a big cauldron. The fire was lighted and payasam was prepared. He asked them to serve him payasam and drank so much of it that he started vomiting. But still he did not stop and continued to drink and also to vomit. In the end, he became unconscious. When he came to himself, an allergy for payasam was created in his mind and this freed him from the enticement of the tongue.

Eknathji gives us a lesson from this : If one has to teach how to conquer desires, one must have control over one's desires and for this Sadhana has to be undergone. Such Sadhana proves a steeping stone to sure and glorious success.

Have you some such examples? Will you please send it?
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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