Sunday 22 March 2015

Krinvanto Vishwam Aaryam

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji till now has given the history of Organised efforts that were done in our country. As Swami Vivekananda says : The social laws of India have always been subject to great periodic changes. At their inception, these laws were the embodiment of a gigantic plan, which was to unfold itself slowly through time. The great seers of ancient India saw so far ahead of their time that the world has to wait centuries yet to appreciate their wisdom, and it is this very inability on the part of their own descendants to appreciate the full scope of this wonderful plan that is the one and only cause of the degeneration of India. The degeneration of India came not because the laws and customs of the ancients were bad, but because they were not allowed to be carried to  their legitimate conclusions.

And that is why Eknathji says : We have lost good social systems as well as certain good qualities which we have to regain. Of course, there is no point in weeping over on the bygone. but we need to work hard and get back all those qualities and systems. We are the makers of our own destiny and hence, doing it by ourselves is the need. Eknathji further says : We have lost such good institutions as organization; and now if we require them, there is no shame in borrowing them from wherever they are available. Together with such systems, we have also lost certain good qualities of life. Our philosophical and secular literature is full of evidence which shows that the ancients had immense self-confidence in them.— 'Krinvanto Vishwam Aaryam' ("We will make the whole universe noble.") was their vow. They had such immense trust in themselves that if they desired and decided, they could do and undo things. They declared the immortality of the soul and accepted the potential divinity of each soul, thus facing death boldly with as great a joy as one would change the old clothes and take new ones. What grief is there and why weep when one changes the garments? We are born and therefore we must die, and die not eternally but die to be born again with a new body with all the vigour and luster for a fresh life.

This article of faith is very important and we need to imbibe in ourselves which alone will give us the self confidence that is much needed today.

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