Thursday, 6 August 2015

Aarta Vipanna Seva

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji tells us that one must know to whom the service is rendered. Now the need of service keeps on upgrading as the people to whom the service is needed upgrade themselves. In Kendra Prarthana, Aarta & Vipanna seva has been talked about. Eknathji says :

Enjoyment of the higher things in life cannot be for a man whose subhuman instincts in primary needs are not satisfied. Beggars are dependent and have no personality of their own. When we make them self-reliant, they cultivate their own individuality and personality. They feel a sense of satisfaction and joy in not being a burden to the society or an object of compassion and pity. But wonderfully enough, there are beggars of poverty as well as of affluence. Rehabilitation is essential for both, the beggar as well as the affluent. The latter fails to understand where happiness lies and what happiness means. A mature understanding is essential to realize the transitory nature of the creation and through that, to achieve peace of mind. Thus we find that there are three classes of people to whom service can be rendered.