Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Penance n Austeirty : the basis

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji further goes deeper into the question of Nation and State and gives us the genesis of our Bharat Rashtra and tells us as to how our nation came into existence; what is our common aspiration
When people come together and reside at a place, they think primarily about external things. Gradually they start thinking about deeper values of life and ultimately they arrive at a common goal of the people. The flight of thoughts of the Vedic seers manifested the eternal values of life. This was accomplished through their  penance and austerity and not merely, by observing, thinking and pondering. They have embodied their vision of truths in specialized forms of sacred writings state as Purushartha Chatushtaya. "The fourfold goal of successful human life." Every activity in life is to be explained in terms of this, everything to be tasted according to this criterion. The persuasion, approaches and system of thinking may differ greatly but the goal is one and the same. The ultimate and the highest goal of human life is liberation, Mukti. Swamiji has indicated in his well-known saying – "Each soul is potentially divine. The goal of life is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this by work or worship, psychic control or philosophy – by one or more, or all of these-and be free."