Thursday 12 March 2015

Yes, Organisation

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

India was organised on the two basic principles, 1) All men though not equally talented have a distinct and outstanding tendency which is essential for society. 2) Every individual in the society should be provided for.

Eknathji emphasis, "Indians are the originators of the principle of an organised life". He explains that, "It's not clear when the Hindu Religion began its march on this globe, but since the time is was started it has incorporated in its basic principles, the corporate life in the form of Varnashrama system."

"In an age when the West was leading a savage disorganised life, Indians were living an organised life in which every individual knew his abilities and lived a very happy and contented life through Varna System. It is the most ancient social institution in the world. The founders of this system, those great savants and Sages-Sociologists, took into consideration two basic principles; firstly that all men are not equally talented or gifted by Nature, even though it has been generous enough to furnish a distinct and outstanding  tendency to every individual. And Secondly, that every individual in the society must be provided for."

Each one had a place and each played a complimentary role.

Eknathji goes in detail by explaining that, "Every individual in the society has some aptitude apart from somebody else; his Gunas (qualities) do differ from the others. Talents gifted to all are not equal. But these talents or aptitudes are complementary and thus they serve the purpose of the society as well as the individual. Some may possess the bright intellect to invent and to impart knowledge to the rest of the society, while some other set of people may possess the strength and the courage to stand boldly against any sudden attack and outrage on the society; still a third group of people may strive well to carry on the trade and business of the society and improve its economic condition, while there may exist the people who do not fit in any of the above categories. But their services are also equally important in the organised life of the society. They can render valuable and essential labour to the society to keep its life going ahead and live happily."

"In the past as every one knew and was aware of the equipment he possessed and the limitations of his talents, he was happy with the livelihood he received. There was no sense of superiority or inferiority as everybody's talents were essential for the smooth working of the organised social life. All these varied tendencies were woven into a perfect and an ideal fabric of an organised society for thousands of years."

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