Monday 19 October 2015

Be an Ajat-shatru

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji himself was Ajatshatru. He was mitra - friend of all. He therefore, tells us as to how to be an Ajat-shatru. He says :
A worker must have no enemies but be an Ajata-Shatru. He should not speak bad words about anybody. It spreads ill feeling in the people. Passing  verdicts on people is insane. If you have any views, at least do not broadcast them. Is it essential to spread your opinion or judgment, either mature or immature? This unnecessarily creates antagonism in the atmosphere and affects the work. We should not be at enmity with anybody. The best service you can offer to the organization is not to speak ill of anybody. People are proud to call themselves frank and blunt, but that they lack the capacity to control themselves is a fact. It is not a virtue but a vice.

You must build good relations with the people so much that people must confide in you. When others speak ill of somebody do not add your share to it, but put forward the good points about him. This is Lokasamgraha (gathering the people). You must spread sweetness and love everywhere and win good will for Vivekananda Kendra. Have no relations with political parties and their controversies, demonstrations, strictures etc. Do not indulge in any of this. Then you will really be a good worker. We should not be obsessed and fanatical. We should be receptive to all shades of thought.

The basic need is to be a common friend to all, even to inimical individuals. People flock together and discuss stories, scandals and rumours about other people and try to win cheap popularity. One must keep oneself away from all such things, otherwise some day people will start treating you and hating you like a leper. Control your tongue and do not pollute it at any time. It pays rich dividends in the long run.

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