Friday 5 December 2014

Gita in SoS of Mananeeya Eknathji

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

While working we have to internalize the teachings of Gita which we see in the life of Eknathji. Thus gradually then we evolve as an ideal
Karyakarta. Eknathji says, "The Bhagavad Gita has described such an ideal worker. The small verse, in a very helpful and forceful manner, provides us a peg to hang our thoughts on about a social worker. The verse gives the description of a Sattvika Karta (A pure worker).

मुक्तसङ्गोऽनहंवादी धत्युत्साहसमन्वितः ।
सिद्ध्यसिद्ध्यिोर्निर्विकार : कर्ता सात्विक उच्यते ।।

Muktasangonahamvadi dhritutsahasamanvitah
Sidhdhyasidhdhyornirvikarah Karta Satvika Uchyate – Bhagavad Gita XVIII.26

"Freed from attachment, non-egoistic, endowed with courage and enthusiasm and unperturbed by success or failure, the worker is known as a pure (Sattvika) one." Four outstanding and essential qualities of a social worker are enunciated in the verse.

"(i) Freed from attachment, (ii) ego less, (iii) bubbling with fortitude and enthusiasm and (iv)indifferent to success or failure. The Western philosophy teaches us that man works through ego only. The more the attachment for the action, the more is the energy and the impetus, is the axiom accepted by it. In this verse, we have an apparent contradiction, no doubt, but herein lay the uncommon feature of our ancient culture which has been practiced through ages.

In your life-mission, do your duty with zeal, enthusiasm and firmness, getting neither elated by success nor dejected by failure. People may comment, criticize or appreciate. It is left to them. In fact, they have no locus-standi to criticize or appreciate, because they do not have the proper perspective of the situation. Hence, they have no right to evaluate and to judge. It is not their sphere at all. Have delight in the work you do and be indifferent to censure and praise, success and failure.

तुल्यनिन्दास्तुतिः...... समसिद्धावसिद्धौ च।

Tulya Ninda stutihi...- Bhagavad Gita XII.19
Sama sidhdhavsidhau cha ... - Bhagavad Gita IV.22


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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