Selfless service

So you feel the need to do something for the needy, for others. Help others; that is very good indeed. But unless you know how to do it, there is always a chance of getting into a mess…

God is all purity, all honesty and our love for Him should be so honest as not to brook any compromise at all.

So whatever you do to help others, to give them happiness, you must not be conscious of having done so. Then you are safe, they are safe; you feel happy, they feel happy. This is very rare.

The whole basis of the Gita and Vedanta is selfless service.

Make others happy but do not seek reward, do not mind the result, never think of having helped them.

—, p3071
May, 1952; Myrtle Beach

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