Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Lokavyavastha -Leadership

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||


Swami Vivekananda while talking about the qualities of leader states some more aspects which Mananeeya Eknathji has compiled in 'Swami Vivekananda's Rousing Call to the Hindu Nation'. With leader properly established, the Lokavyavastha also gets stabilised and he sees to it that for each work there is a person and for each person there is a work. Yojak: tatra durlabha: - and hence, this Yojak - the Leader need to be endowed with these wonderful qualities.

If anybody comes to you to speak ill of any of his brothers, refuse to listen to him in toto. It is a great sin to listen even. In that lies the germ of future troubles.

Moreover, bear with everyone's shortcomings. Forgive offences by the million. And if you love all unselfishly, all will by degrees come to love one another. As soon as they fully understand that the interests of one depend upon those of others, every one of them will give up jealousy. To do something conjointly is not in our very national character. Therefore you must try to inaugurate that spirit with the utmost care, and wait patiently.

Some people do the best work when led. Not everyone is born to lead. The best leader, however, is one who "leads like the baby". The baby, though apparently depending on everyone, is the king of the household. At least, to my thinking, that is the secret. The least show of leading destroys everything by rousing jealousy.