303 – The central teaching of all the saints

It is our dharma, our faith to serve humanity. We must give love to those who need love. We must help those who are poor and neglected. Our resources must be utilized for the welfare of others. Our strength, intelligence, mind, heart, soul, money, knowledge, power, and friends should be used for the benefit of others. Enjoyment and happiness comes from giving and sharing with the needy and the unhappy. These are the teachings of Jesus Christ, Saint Francis, Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Mahatama Gandhi and every enlightened human being.

We are inherently selfish and yet the rest of creation is selfless. A fruit tree gives fruit, a river gives water, a cow gives milk, and mother earth yields everything for our benefit. Similarly we must share our wealth with the others and perform selfless tasks.

Quote from Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Aim Hrim Klim

 

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