Sunday, 19 July 2015

Ours is to take up Duty

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji now brings us to the different classifications of the Organisations and in that what are the characteristics of a Missionary Organisation is explained by him. Very specifically, he says there are three characteristics of a missionary organization.
The first one is
The worldly transactions are based on give and take. But in a missionary organization there is total surrendering of all that the constituents possess without expecting anything in return. There is only thought of duty and not of rights.

Eknathji further says : Ours is a cadre-based organization in which the dedicated lifeworkers and the whole-timers form the very backbone of the organization. A second outstanding feature of the Kendra is that it is a missionary organization. In such an organization the accent is on the total surrendering by the constituents of whatever they possess, may be wealth, knowledge, power, and other multifarious energies. The worldly transactions are based on a give-and-take system. Everything that is given is expected to bring back the corresponding approximate returns. There is nothing like an absolute giving. The teacher teaches but expects remuneration at the end of the month. The doctor treats patients and the pleader gives legal advice but none without taking fees. In a missionary organization, there is nothing like "returns". The word does not exist in its dictionary. Thus, it is an unadulterated giving which is not found in other organizations.