Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Lokasangraha

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji was master in the skill of organising the people for the cause of Swami Vivekananda and Bharatmata. In 'Eknathji' Niveditadidi writes :
Eknathji successfully created an atmosphere in the country, for supporting the Rock Memorial. So much so, that he could subtly 'persuade' the State Governments to donate Rs. one lakh each for the Memorial. How did he do that?
One gets a glimpse by reading his letters. The Lokasamgrahak in him was illustrated when in one of his letters he was asking the name of the photographer he had met in the function.
His congratulatory remarks to the newly married person carried poetic expression like, "I am sure the world must have been appearing doubly fine to you with an additional pair of eyes".
Eknathji would awaken the support for the memorial in the hearts of apparent opponents by his proper use of words. Eknathji would write- 'I came to expedite your decision' and not that he went there to persuade them, 'I came to report about the work of the Memorial', implying that the man addressed was interested and Eknathji was just executing his wishes.