Monday, 27 July 2015

Keep giving

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji's asks us to give like cloud.

The constituent of a missionary organization knows only absolute giving. He gives whatever he possesses without the least reservation and his hunger for giving grows more. At this time, his potentialities manifest themselves in earning and acquiring more, like the cloud which freely distributes what it receives.

Addanam hi visargaya satam varimuchamiva
The more he acquires, the more he gives and the more he gives, the more his hunger for giving increases. He offers whatever he earns, at the altar of the mission and feels happy that he is of some service to others. If he cannot give more, he feels dejected at heart.

further Eknathji quotes Taittariya Upanishad and tells : A dedicated worker is not happy and satisfied unless he has fulfilled the requirements of the people whom he desires to serve. There is always a craving in the heart to give more. In this, he unconsciously follows the directive of the Taittiriyopanishad where the preceptor exhorts his disciple.

Shriya Deyam, Bhiya Deyam Rhiya Deyam - Taittariya Upanishad Shikshavalli
"Give according to your wealth. Give with fear (that people will laugh at you if you do not give adequately). Give with shyness (that you can give this much only when more is to be given)". Thus feeling bashful for his petty service, he puts in supreme efforts to acquire what he does not possesses. He acquires and utilizes the same and then he feels happy that he could do something within his limitations. If he lacks certain quality to serve the people adequately and efficiently, he exerts rigorously to acquire that and becomes more useful. Any emotion, temperament, aptitude is wanting in him, he gets it, transforms himself and offers his services in the best possible way.