Qualifications of the Aspirant: Readiness to Serve — Service inspired by love ensures harmony

Even when the aspirant is rendering service that is selfless, he keeps constant guard upon his mind. The aspirant must be humble, honest, and sincere. The service he renders must not be for the sake of mere show; it should be an outcome of true love. If the aspirant is inspired by love, his love will enable him to be in complete harmony with other aspirants without being jealous. If there is not complete harmony among fellow workers, the service that is rendered falls short of the spiritual ideal. Further, if the aspirant renders the outward service without a spirit of love, he is acting from a sense of duty, as in worldly institutions where there are paid workers. In the institutions of the world people work for pay. At best it is a cold sense of duty that prompts them to be efficient. Their work cannot have the inward beauty of work spontaneously done out of love.

-Discourses 7th Ed. p363


“Love makes the Formless and Infinite become enformed and finite as the God-Man among men. Love me more and more, because for the sake of love, I have come among you.”
(www.lordmeher.org, p5318)

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