Sunday, 26 April 2015

Lokasamskar

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Training of workers and mouding them to the needs of the organisation is very important. Having filled the brain with higher ideals, taken up the thought, it need to be made part of the whole body. It should sink in the body at all level - physical, mental, emotional, intellectual. And for that Swami Vivekananda suggests to be like the pearl oyster. Let's know what it means in the words of Swamiji :

Be like the pearl oyster. There is a pretty Indian fable to the effect that if it rains when the star Svâti is in the ascendant, and a drop of rain falls into an oyster, that drop becomes a pearl. The oysters know this, so they come to the surface when that star shines, and wait to catch the precious raindrop. When a drop falls into them, quickly the oysters close their shells and dive down to the bottom of the sea, there to patiently develop the drop into the pearl.

We should be like that. First hear, then understand, and then, leaving all distractions, shut your minds to outside influences, and devote yourselves to developing the truth within you. There is the danger of frittering away your energies by taking up an idea only for its novelty, and then giving it up for another that is newer. Take one thing up and do it, and see the end of it, and before you have seen the end, do not give it up. He who can become mad with an idea, he alone sees light. Those that only take a nibble here and a nibble there will never attain anything. They may titillate their nerves for a moment, but there it will end.

….Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Others are mere talking machines.

…To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. "I will drink the ocean," says the persevering soul, "at my Will Mountains will crumble up." Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.