Tuesday, 2 June 2015

How to overcome worklessness

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji replies to Sri Panna who was assisting him in the official correspondence through his letter dated 09-11-1963. Here we find Eknathji reading the mind of the worker and giving corrective antidote so that he could continue his work. A very beautiful analysis of human mind. He writes:


From your letter it appears that you suffer, at present, from a sort of worklessness. It is a terrible disease. It looks all the more alarming when there is work on your left and on your right and even before your eyes. The new assignment has opened up before you a hundred avenues to fruitfully exploit your latent abilities and employ all your potential energies.

 

If you begin to use your own initiative you will be cured of this nasty disease. If the Rock Memorial idea has enveloped your entire mind and heart then your legs will know in what direction to move. Start thinking that it is you who have to find out ways and means to advance the work in that region so that the idea of the memorial becomes an actuality in the immediate future. The least that you can do is to stick to your post without wavering. But that is evidently the least. I expect more-far far more from you. For rising equal to the expectations you have to think about the statue-memorial, talk about it to the people, go about meeting useful people with that end in view and even dream about it. Just waiting for some Eknath or Charnath in expectant attention is not the job you have been selected to perform.