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Helping Others: The Purpose of Life

Happiness begins from the moment you do something for others. Those who consistently help others, are happy, and do not come across any obstacles in their lives. Research indicates that they are less stressed and experience improved mental health.

The purpose of life is to serve others. However, when doing so, you should not expect something in return; your intention should be to lessen other people’s misery. “Service to others should be sincere and done from the heart; only then it is fruitful.” Do any trees eat their own fruit? No. This teaches us that human beings should not only use their mind, body and speech for themselves, but also to serve others. When you do this, nature in turn will reward you.

Your constant inner intent should be towards helping others. If you are unable to do so for any reason, you can also make sure that you do not hurt anyone. This is an indirect way to help those around you.

Param Pujya Dadashri has given many comprehensive explanations for several reliable methods to fulfill the purpose of life of serving and helping others. However, eternal happiness can only be attained through Self-Realization.

Read more to discover some unfailing methods of helping others…

Right Understanding to help others

You can help others only when you have absolute peace and bliss. Responsibilities in life can be fulfilled in better way after Self Realization


Top Questions & Answers

  1. Q. How to Be Happy in Life ?

    A. Questioner: How does one go about making his life simple and ideal? Dadashri: Maintain an obliging... Read More

  2. Q. What Is the Purpose Of Life?

    A. Questioner: What is the purpose of this life? Dadashri: Life is meant for practicing benevolence... Read More

  3. Q. Why To Help Others ?

    A. Questioner: I had been wondering as to why should we help  or serve people ? Please... Read More

  4. Q. How to Help People ?

    A. Questioner: Does it help to 'see' (do darshan of) God within those who we are serving? Will that... Read More

  5. Q. Help Everyone: Good or Bad People

    A. Questioner: Nowadays, people bite the hand that feeds them. If you try to help someone, they steal... Read More

  6. Q. Keep Strong Intentions to Help People

    A. Questioner:  I want to help others, but I do not have enough money to help. Please... Read More

  7. Q. Service to Parents or Service to God ?

    A. Questioner: I would like to understand what is more important, Serving God or Serving... Read More

  8. Q. Why to Take Care Of Parents ?

    A. Questioner: But what about those who neglect their parents at present; what life form will they... Read More

  9. Q. Does Humanitarian Leads to Liberation?

    A. Questioner: How is the path to liberation superior than the path of service to humanity? Can you... Read More

  10. Q. What Is Service To Self ?

    A. Questioner: What do you mean by Service to Self ? Can you please explain ? Dadashri: There are... Read More

Spiritual Quotes

  1. Happiness begins from the moment you do something for others.
  2. The only purpose of the human life and its essence is this: To use one's mind, body and speech for others.
  3. He who wants happiness should make others happy and he, who wants misery, should make others miserable.
  4. Whatever benefits come your way, whether they are related to your body, your mind or your speech, if you give these benefits freely to others, you will receive everything for yourself. You will not lack any of life's necessities.
  5. Dharma (religion) begins from the moment you begin to give happiness (sukh) to others. Compassion begins when one is not worried about his own happiness but is constantly preoccupied with helping others in difficulty.
  6. If you cannot Help Others at least make sure that you do not hurt anyone, even if they have caused you problems. A person hurts you because of the effect of your own past karma unfolding in this life.
  7. A person who takes care of his parents will, in turn, be taken care of and all his needs will be met.
  8. Real service is that which is done silently, without anyone's knowledge. If it is visible, then it is not called a service.
  9. There are all kinds of services to society, but the true service is one where a person does not have even the slightest belief of, 'I am doing a service to the society.'
  10. Relative religions are the path of the worldly life. They are the path of service to others. The path of liberation goes beyond serving others. It is to remain in the bliss of the Self (Soul).

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