Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Congenial atmosphere

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji tells that the mature worker does not depend on congenial atmosphere. Rather he creates congenial atmosphere wherever he is. His mingling with the people, identifying with them is rather to create such atmosphere and develop the work of the Kendra. Ekanthji says:
A congenial atmosphere is an essential factor in the accomplishment of any activity as otherwise many handicaps arise in the way. At least we should meticulously take care to see that the atmosphere is not spoiled. A congenial atmosphere is indispensable; it is a necessity, we can say, it is a must, but we cannot depend only on external atmosphere for inspiration. It happens many a time that public speakers get their inspiration for oration from the applause they get from the audience. If such appreciation is not shown by the audience, the speaker is overcome by depression. He loses courage and starts-faltering in speech and even perspires. This happens even in the case of public speakers of repute. There are professional speakers who have some trump cards to present to the audience and receive thunderous clapping in return. But if the audience is disciplined and does not clap at all the commanding jokes and humour, such a speaker is discouraged. Even at the thrilling incidents, if there is no clap, he remarks that the audience has no culture.

As a matter of fact, one should under no circumstances, depend on external situation for inspiration. For a mature worker the source of inspiration is not without; but it is within. It is no indication of maturity, if one depends on external things.

Bringing the things, situations under one's control is very essential and for that each worker needs to strive.