Saturday, 25 April 2015

Lokasamskar

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Lokasamskara is an important aspect of creating organised minds and hence, it needs to be looked into in a special way.
Mananeeya Eknathji perhaps caught up the idea of formation of Viveknanada Kendra from Swami Vivekananda's letter to Sri Alasinga Perumal where Swamiji has written : A hundred thousand men and women, fired with the zeal of holiness, fortified with eternal faith in the Lord, and nerved to lion's courage by their sympathy for the poor and the fallen and the downtrodden, will go over the length and breadth of the land, preaching the gospel of salvation, the gospel of help, the gospel of social raising-up -the gospel of equality.
The people who liked the organisation, felt that they should take up work in the organisation and have come through the earlier two steps of Chatussutri - Loksamparka & Loksamgraha - are to be given training so that they would realize that they are one of Swamiji's hundred thousand and then, with that support, mental make up they shall go over the length & breadth of the land spreading the thought of Swami Vivekananda of Bharatmata - the Jagat Guru.

We shall see, some values which Swamiji himself had suggested to be in the making of such karyakartas. He says :

 
Fill the brain and the heart with high ideal

Little manifestation of energy through the muscles are called work. But where there is no thought, there will be no work. Fill the brain, therefore, with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you and out of that will come great work.

Everyone can see the sky, even the very worm crawling upon the earth sees the blue sky, but how very far away it is! So it is with our ideal. It is far away, no doubt, but at the same time, we know that we must have it. We must even have the highest ideal. Unfortunately in this life, the vast majority of persons are groping through this dark life without any ideal at all. If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. Therefore, it is better to have an ideal. And this ideal we must hear about as much as we can, till it enters into our hearts, into our brains, into our very veins, until it tingles in every drop of our blood and permeates every pore in our body. We must meditate upon it. "Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh," and out of the fullness of the heart the hand works too.