Wednesday 10 June 2015

Oneness of body-mind-speech

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji gives here caution to all of us and tells the importance of Kaya-Vacha-Manasa Oneness in each and every endevour that one has taken is utmost important for the success of the work. He says :

Reaction to a disorderly situation must be in a systematic and graceful way. There must be consistency, proportion and balance in systematic behaviour. Completely merging one's self or getting thoroughly assimilated with the work in hand and not thinking of anything else, is the characteristic of a systematic bent of mind. If it is not there, one's behaviour becomes inconsistent and irrelevant to one's goal and the activity becomes futile. Your mind must be yoked to the work. Otherwise there is inconsistency in behaviour and thought; the body is pursuing some activity but the mind is engrossed in a different thought. It is desirable that there is a sense of proportion and maintenance of balance in the whole activity. The body, mind and speech must co-operate in a systematic manner.
Eknathji has explained in the 'The Story of the Memorial for Swami Vivekananda Vivekananda Rock Memorial', "Probably it may not be clear to you how I felt after permission was secured for the Memorial. I had the satisfaction that some positive work had been done. But then that I should engage myself in this Memorial work for many years made me feel bad. …I will have to engage myself in a work, which was never in my plan of life. …I was interested in meeting people, bringing them together, organising and mobilizing them. And where have I landed myself? The very nature of the case- the whole endeavour - would take several years, precious years, of my life. Thinking on personal terms, putting stone upon stone was not in my nature. It was not in my line. But circumstances had so conspired that I had to engage myself in this work… This frightened me but then there was no other alternative… But I thought that I must handle the whole thing in a way that while the construction was in progress, I should be able to engage myself in some fruitful activities – not by simply spending money and time, collecting stones and building a structure on the Rock. How will I justify while talking to the people for money for putting up the structure? Will a simple structure be enough to perpetuate Swamiji's memory? All these thoughts came to my mind. I said to myself that whatever came should be welcomed and at the same time we should plan in a way that some good was achieved out of this Memorial when it came up. This Memorial should form a nucleus for something still greater. What should be that and how this situation could be made best use of for that purpose?"

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