Saturday, 19 September 2015

Aparigrah

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||


Mananeeya Eknathji stresses on the qualities that the Life Worker should possess / cultivate. The first one is : Discipline of Aparigraha and Aniketa – no special attachment to any thing or place including home
We have full faith in Lord Krishna's promise when he says in the Bhagavad Gita "Of people, who worship me, meditating upon me with single-minded devotion, I look to their needs, as they are always bent upon me."
Ananyashchintayanto mam ye janah paryupasate
Tesham nityabhiyuktanam Yogakshemam vahamyaham -Bhagavad Gita IX.22

About the daily needs of a worker of our organization, he worries the least, for he believes firmly that the Lord will provide. He strictly follows the discipline of Aparigraha (non-possession) and Aniketa (non-possession of a house). A Sanyasi does not stay at any place for more than three days, lest he should develop an attachment to the place. We also must not have any special affinity for anything or any place. This mental make-up makes us fit instrument for the work.
Progressively the life-worker cultivates and develops renunciation through steady efforts. He has left his personal attachments for his near and dear relatives and friends to the extent that he is lost to every one of them. He gives training to himself as well as to his near and dear ones, so that they also forget him in due course. Showing interest in them in the events of their life or even remembering them becomes dangerous to the work. He is absolutely unconcerned with the functions and incidents of relatives. He uses different tactics and devices to renounce worldly ties. He becomes absolutely free to pursue the path he has chosen.