Friday 21 November 2014

becoming -> Being

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम्  ||
Mananeeya Eknathji says
Darwin propounded the theory of evolution, according to which this world has evolved by certain stages. In Indian philosophy, there is no evolution but unfoldment. The world is being unfolded, gradually leading it to perfection. There is progressive striving towards perfection. The potential "becoming" is leading towards "Being". The superman has to be transformed into a divine person and for that we are unfolding ourselves. These two ideas of evolution and unfoldment are diametrically opposite. Swami Vivekananda therefore declared in a forceful manner, "Each soul is potentially Divine. The goal of life is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do it by work or worship, philosophy or psychic control, by one or more or all of them and be free." Think over it again and again—digest it inwardly. It is the most important statement and every word of it is used advisedly. Either out of ignorance or hesitation or disregard, one may avoid to bestow thought on it and act accordingly; but ultimately one has to come to it. There is no other way out. This is the quintessence of Indian philosophy in a nutshell.

The goal of human life is one and one only. There are no two opinions nor is there any discussion or question about it. It is decided once and for all. One may take cognizance of it today, 25 years later or even 25 births after, but it is one and constant. Why do we not do it today? The journey will be less tedious. Final liberation is the goal for all and there is no choice left to anybody. It has been declared by our ancient seers, long, long back for the benefit of the world and our elders have realized and experienced the same.

Every nation, as Swamiji affirmed, has to fulfill its mission. The destiny of this nation was also seen by him and it is to give a lead to the rest of the world. In what manner are we going to achieve this goal? What am I expected to do in this? What is the purpose of my life? What is the mission of my life? We have taken the decision and have already started on the path. We have to utilize the full span of life to achieve the goal of our life, the mission of our existence in this world!

The main theme of my life is to take the message of Sanatana Dharma to every home and pave the way for launching, in a big way, the man-making programme preached and envisaged by great seers like Swami Vivekananda. - Mananeeya Eknathji

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