Friday, 2 October 2015

Take care of public opinion

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji gives yet another important mantra to all those who are working in the public domain. And that is Public opinion is of vital importance to Karyakarta. This has to be kept in mind. As we work in people, they start forming opinions about the organisation through us, our behaviour, our interactions. And hence, those are to be properly taken care of.
He further says :
Every moment of your life, every small activity of yours is being watched by the people. Of this, one must take note. People are eager to form your image and you must be watchful. Some friend sent me a piece of silk cloth every year, and I used to wear the shirt made of that silk. This was all done inadvertently. But people formed an opinion about me that I wore only-silk garments. We cannot prevent the people from forming their opinion, whether good or bad, right or wrong. We are all public workers and public opinion is of vital importance for us. We have to carry on our work of service with their cooperation and goodwill and therefore we must be meticulously careful not to give them any chance to misunderstand us. People have a right to watch us because we work in their midst and they have the freedom to pass adverse judgements if they choose.