Tuesday 23 December 2014

Play allotted role

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||
Though one thinks at the higher, superhuman level, one needs to work at human level alone. Hence, the need is to have intellectual preparation. Mananeeya Ekanthji brings this to all in a very meaningful way. He says :

We must increase the intellectual power, by which we reach a higher level. It is a problem to decide what the higher level is, but we prepare ourselves to live on a higher level which is a rich way of living. We live on this earth. We are indebted to Mother Earth. Remembering such realities of life, we have ample opportunities to attain to a higher level of living. There are layers in realities too. But we must live and work in peace. That is the skill in activity: Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam.

While having such living, there should not be any confusion of roles and at no time, we should loose of sense of proportion. Keeping in mind the role given to us, we should make best of it to make life purposeful. Mananeeya Eknathji says :

We have to remember the role allotted and must work accordingly. There should be no confusion or interchange of the roles. In performing an Aarti, the devotee has the lighted lamp in his right hand by which he waves round the idol, but he has a bell in his left hand which he moves to make the tinkling sound. But he does not change the duties of both hands nor does he do the same action by both the hands. He maintains that skill and sustains the different roles of both the hands. This is important. There is not the least confusion in his mind.

Our role in this life is like a traveler. So how a traveler lives, that should be the guideline for us. Mananeeya Eknathji explains this saying :

All this is God's creation and we are living in this world like the travelers. We have to leave this world some day or other. So we should not have special attachment to this world. Use all things around you in the best possible way but for a higher purpose only. We should not forget either of the two worlds, but keeping our attention on both the worlds simultaneously, we must lead a purposeful life.

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