प्रत्येकाच्या मनात जन्मू दे माझा राजा..!

आज ३५० वर्ष झाली तरी “शिवाजी” ही तीन अक्षरे त्रयलोकाला पुरून उरतात ही बाब साधी नाही!!
आज ही शिवरायांचे चरित्र वाचताना आमच्या भोवताली लाखो दीप प्रज्वलित झाल्यासारखे वाटतात इतका दिव्यप्रकाश ह्या व्यक्तीमत्वात आहे!! मनाभोवती कधी अंधकार दाटला ना.. कि मग एकदा माझ्या राजाचं चरित्र हाती घेऊन बघा.. बघा हा इतिहास कसा भविष्य घडवतो!!
एकाच व्यक्तिमत्वाला इतके पैलू कि अजूनही इतिहासकारांना त्याचा पूर्ण अभ्यास करता आला नाही.. एक जन्म अपुरा पडतो हा युगपुरुष समजून घ्यायला!!

“छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज” ही फक्त एक व्यक्ती नसून ही एक वृत्ती आहे.. हे आपण आधी ध्यानात घेतले पाहिजे.. ही वृत्ती समजून घ्या!! महाराज म्हणजे फक्त युद्ध, तलवारी नव्हे हे ध्यानात घ्या.. अर्थकारण, राजकारण, समाजकारण असे अगणित पैलू आपापल्या परीने समजून घेऊया!! हा युगपुरुष आधी मना मनात जन्मायला हवा.. प्रत्येकाच्या मनात जन्मू दे माझा राजा..!!

म्हणून सांगतो तरुणांनो ह्या शिवजयंती आधी माझा राजा आपल्या मनात जन्मास येउ द्या.. तो युगपुरुष, ती वृत्ती, ते नेतृत्व मनात उभं करूया.. आणि खर्या अर्थाने शिवजयंती साजरी करूया.. युगपुरुष शिवराय घरा घरात जन्मू द्या!!

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How do we Balance Seva, Studies and Family ?

Question: When we do seva (service), especially  youth, how do we balance seva, studies and family?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: How do you ride a bicycle? Do you allow yourself to fall on one
side? When you are more towards one side,  you just balance. But one strong conviction
should be there – I will do seva, I will do studies, I will take care of my family and
respect the elders as well. These are not opposites but complementary. When you do
seva, you get power and achieve merit, and that gives you good fortune. So, spirituality
brings strength. Through meditation, you will progress in the world.
This conviction, ‘I will be able to do all’, works miracles.

If you find any doubt, just know that it is temporary. The most important thing is to
develop a strong personality. Going to college, stuffing your head with information
and just passing the exam, no! How much strength and humility have you gained? Are
you blossoming into a complete person? It is important to check this. Enthusiasm with
awareness! Seva brings out the skill in you that will again make a difference in how you relate
to all types of people. Softness and depth will come to you. With enthusiasm, there will be
awareness. All can be threaded on a string.

5 Types of Seva

There are five types of seva:

  • The first type of seva is when you do not even know that you are doing seva. You do not recognize it as seva because It is your very nature – you cannot but do it!
  • The second type of seva is what you do because it is needed in that situation.
  • You do the third type of seva because it gives you joy.
  • The fourth type is done out of your desire for merit – you do seva expecting some benefit in the future.
  • And the fifth type is when you do seva just to show off, to improve your image and to gain social or political recognition. Such seva is simply exhausting, while the first type does not bring any tiredness at all!