Questioner: How does one go about making his life simple and ideal?
Dadashri: Maintain an obliging nature. Give to others whatever you have. In this manner, your life will become ideal and harmonious (satvik). Have you ever done this? Do you like an obliging nature?
Questioner: I have, to a certain degree.
Dadashri: The more obliging in nature you are, the more you will benefit. Continue to be obliging and Help Others in any way that you can. You can help someone financially, run errands for people, give clothing to the needy, etc.
Lord Mahavir says, 'Use your mind, speech, body and Soul (worldly self) for others. If then you experience any pain, let me know.'
Religion begins with an obliging nature. Happiness is found in giving to others. But instead people tend to take away from others. Do not do anything for yourself. When you do for others, you will not have to do anything for yourself.
1) A person whose intentions are to serve others will be rewarded with worldly happiness; and the one who has intentions to hurt will be punished with worldly unhappiness. However, the Self cannot be attained through serving others. Until one attains the Self, one should maintain an obliging nature.
2) If you spend for your self, it will go into the gutter (go to waste). If you spend for the welfare of others, it will help you in your future life.
3) Nature's law is such that if you give the fruits of your own efforts to others, nature will take care of you. That is the hidden science.
4) What is the nature of the worldly life? God resides in every living being and if you hurt anyone, even in the slightest degree, you violate your moral duty, your religion (dharma). If you Help Others, religion will be there. This will bring you what you desire. The fruit of hurting others (adharma) results in pain (dukh) and your desires will not be fulfilled.
Book Name: Right Understanding To Help Others (Page #4 Paragraph # 1 - #6)