Friday, 31 July 2015

Missionary organisation

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji further tells us how our missionary organisation is different from others. He says :

It is a total and permanent involvement and surrender; it is neither partial nor temporary. Such other constituents also become his friends and they are bound together. But it is the cause that binds them and it is the supreme factor. He is their fellow, comrade no doubt, but this comradeship is not for any other cause, but only for furthering the aims of the organization. And thus, they are colleagues and friends, but first they are the constituents of the organization and then friends. Their mutual love is far more intense than ordinary affection and attachment. They take care of each other and they look to the convenience and welfare mutually, but this also, so far as it does not interfere with the achievements of the goal. Reaching the object is more important and not faltering in-between, only to look to the good of the comrade. The utmost care of a wounded or exhausted comrade will, no doubt, be taken but if the goal ahead is more important or the target reaching is more urgent, then the friend may be left behind, unwillingly though, but the duty must be first done. They will move hand-in-hand and can help if one of them slips down, because they are co-pilgrims to the same destination and they are also wedded to the same object. They try to reach the goal, because they receive the inspiration, directive from the goal itself. In this respect, in this particular aspect, the missionary organization is quite the antithesis of the trade unions.