Sunday, 1 March 2015

When does the battle of life emerge?

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||
Eknathji explained discipline and having know about Anushasan, now he comes to another vital point and that is Struggle comes with the knowledge of mission of life. All the Karyakartas have mission of life and therefore in their life, the struggles are more. It is said : There is no holiday in moral life. Having got this conviction of potentially Divine and the constant struggle towards manifestation of that Divinity, the struggle is at every moment. While explaining this, he says :
Life is described as a battle for survival or struggle for existence. The struggle for food in order to pacify the hunger is common even in animals, but the human struggle is peculiar in its nature. Because of the knowledge of the human goal, different hungers arise and the struggle to fulfill those hungers is peculiar to human beings. Not only in animals, but even in human beings, if there is no knowledge of the goal, to be achieved, there is no struggle. The knowledge of the life's mission dawns and the battle emerges. This battle arises because of the consciousness of existence. The more is the consciousness, the more severe is the struggle. Thus there is, so to say, a concomitance between the knowledge and the struggle.

For the successful march towards the goal, a discrimination of duties and non-duties, proper and improper, good and bad, right and wrong, even Dharma and Adharma is a must. If there is no knowledge, there is no struggle and therefore it is rightly and wisely stated "Ignorance is bliss". An irresponsible person, not aware of his duties, is free to do anything and he always lives in the seventh heaven. Every one estimates the world according to his consciousness. Therefore, we find that every community has its own concepts of metaphysics, philosophy of life and the meaning of the universe. Good and bad are relative terms. What is good for one may be bad for another. A visit to a lunatic asylum will prove that the people there lead a blissful life, without the least tension and awareness of the world outside.

So this makes us clear that the problem is only for those who wish to live a purposeful life. Otherwise it is not a problem at all. The Kendra Karyakartas who have a mission of realising Swamiji's Vision of Jagadguru Bharat have this difficulty because they are aware, conscious of the work that they are to do.