Saturday, 24 October 2015

Transform thyself

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji says that the creation of band of selfless workers is possible through self-transformation and that is the work of each of the karyakarta. The person identified as karyakarta also starts looking at the persons in the organisation and when they find, there the transformation had taken place, one gets inclined to join the organisation and become part of it as karyakarta. Ekanthji says :
Creation of a band of selfless and devoted workers is a work of strenuous discovery. The good qualities of an individual are not a sufficient criterion, because they may not be of much value in actual work. We create a different community itself. Our faith in the cause is to be revealed in action.

We know the incident in the life of Shri Ramakrishna. He made a widow come to him for three consecutive weeks. The widow wanted her son to be advised suitably against eating Sandesh. After the third week he calmly and affectionately told the boy not to trouble his mother for Sandesh. The widow asked Shri Ramakrishna why he took three weeks to give such a piece of simple advice to the boy. Shri Ramakrishna replied, "I like Sandesh very much and I remember it quite often. Then how am I entitled to preach to the boy what I myself cannot practise. So I tried for three weeks and now I am successful in winning over the taste of Sandesh and hence, I can now guide the boy confidently. You cannot bring about a change in others unless you have transformed yourself through constant practice."