Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Man making...

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

How this Man-making is to be achieved. In 'Incredible India', Mananeeya Dr Lakshmi Kumari writes : Religion can be defined as the eternal relationship between the Eternal Soul and Eternal God. Today we may not have the knowledge about this relationship, but it must somehow be acquired. It must become part of our knowledge and action. Karma, Bhakti and Jnana Yogas are the techniques to be adopted. Sri Krishna tells Arjuna in the Bhagavat Gita "that even a little bit of this Dharma would save you from great difficulties". Step by step we must progress in life, as a student through education, as a house holder, doing one's duties righteously at home and in the place of work, with complete sincerity and love in the family and with advance in age, developing detachment from sensual pleasure. Religion must teach and guide us in every aspect of our life. A righteous life should be the background of our religious aspirations. Such a programme is envisaged by Swamiji as 'man making religion'.

Swami Vivekananda defines his hundred thousand in these words : A hundred thousand men and women, fired with the zeal of holiness, fortified with eternal faith in the Lord, and nerved to lion's courage by their sympathy for the poor and the fallen and the downtrodden, will go over the length and breadth of the land, preaching the gospel of salvation, the gospel of help, the gospel of social raising-up -the gospel of equality.