Friday 8 May 2015
Face the difficulties
While talking to karyakartas, Mananeeya Eknathji places this important aspect and one has to go through it. As Swami Vivekananda places : Each work has to pass through these stages ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Each man who thinks ahead of his time is sure to be misunderstood. So opposition and persecution are welcome, only I have to be steady and pure and must have immense faith in God, and all these will vanish.
Similarly, Eknathji says : Various situations arise for rendering service and even calamities can be converted into opportunities. We must put adversities to advantage.
Great men have undergone untold sufferings for their mission. They had courage, insight and organizational capacity. Urvasi called down a curse on Arjuna's head, but Arjuna welcomed even that ignoble and despicable life of a eunuch when he lived as Brihannala in Virata's court. Adversities become stepping stones to success in case of courageous people. Defeat is not to be accepted as such, but should serve as a challenge. If you possess something which the world wants and you can give, then you are not helpless. You must have confidence and the right attitude to work. You may not succeed now, but you may be re-born to fulfill your mission because it is ordained that you have to give the message to the people.
This same aspect Eknathji places for our daily contemplation through the Prarthana : Bhavatu vihat vigna dhyeyamarganuyatra.