Wednesday 9 September 2015

Man Making is Nation Building

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji is a Drashta. His very speicality can be seen in the very thought that is behind the Vivekananda Kendra. He says : Man-making and nation building are inseparably connected in spiritually oriented service
Impersonal service with the right attitude is the only true form of service, other forms are but secondary. Ideal social order provides abundant opportunities to each and every individual in society to fulfill his goal of life. All institutions were evolved in the past for this only, but in the passage of time our efforts have been disrupted and in certain cases also distorted. The Varnashrama system is such an institution. The form has been so much debased and deformed that it has changed beyond recognition and it is unbelievable that it served the most essential purpose of the society once upon a time. It is an ideal institution even today for the changed times, because even though the presentation and manifestation may change, still the values remain unaltered. It is for this reason we say that our nation required rebuilding.
Do your duty with the unshaken faith that you are an instrument in the hands of God. His creation is perfect and whatever alterations are required according to times are made by Him. We have neither the right nor the power to amend His creation. If we are merely a service-oriented organization, we will have to pray to God to create cyclones, floods, famines and accidents to provide us opportunities of service. Service with spiritual bias results in man-making which is invariably and inseparably connected with nation-building. It is the core of all our thoughts behind this organization.

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