Questioner: What is the purpose of this life?
Dadashri: Life is meant for practicing benevolence and serving others. The deepest science behind this is that when one uses his mind, speech and body for serving others, he will have everything. What if you were to charge a fee for your services?
Questioner: It would create difficulties.
Dadashri: They charge a fee in the courthouses. When they charge for their services, the laws of benevolence towards others are not applicable for them.
Questioner: But a person has to make a living, surely.
Dadashri: Do not think about your daily needs at all. You will not encounter any obstacles in your life if you Help Others in any way. People do not understand the science behind this. When a person begins to serve others with only half the understanding, he is rewarded with a contrary result and, therefore, he loses faith in serving others. If one were to serve others now (in this lifetime), he will reap the rewards of that service within two or three lifetimes. This is the very 'Science'.
Questioner: I feel lot of pain when I see people's sufferings and miseries. What can I do Dada? Please advice.
Dadashri: After Self-Realization, you will not feel pain upon seeing the misery of others, rather you will remain compassionate and their suffering will lessen. At the moment, what you experience for others is sympathy. That sympathy will always cause you pain because it torments you with what you imagine the other person must be feeling. Where there is sympathy (daya), there is always the ego. However, without sympathy (daya), the relative-self (prakruti) would not do any service. After Self-Realization, you will have compassion (karuna).
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Book Name: Right Understanding To Help Others (Page #2, Paragraph #5 - #9)
A. 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... Read More
A. Questioner: I had been wondering as to why should we help or serve people ? Please advice. Dadashri: You will not incur any loss or experience any... Read More
A. Questioner: Does it help to 'see' (do darshan of) God within those who we are serving? Will that give exact and good results? Dadashri: A person would not... Read More
A. Questioner: Nowadays, people bite the hand that feeds them. If you try to help someone, they steal from you. Dadashri: Let your pocket be picked. When... Read More
A. Questioner: I want to help others, but I do not have enough money to help. Please advice. Dadashri: Do any of the fruit trees eat their own fruits? No.... Read More
A. Questioner: I would like to understand what is more important, Serving God or Serving Parents? Dadashri: Serving one's parents is one's moral duty... Read More
A. Questioner: But what about those who neglect their parents at present; what life form will they inherit? Dadashri: A person who neglects his parents... Read More
A. Questioner: How is the path to liberation superior than the path of service to humanity? Can you please explain this? Dadashri: If you ask a person who... Read More
A. Questioner: What do you mean by Service to Self ? Can you please explain ? Dadashri: There are only two kinds of religion (dharma). One is service to the... Read More