How do we know who comes to our rescue
Bangalore, Brindavan (Balvikas Conference )
It is not possible for us in this world to foretell what kind of person, who, and under what circumstances will help us. A friend walked into the house of a scholar, a great poet, and pundit and started describing about the book he has written was very good and very useful to the world. This pundit then replied that, in writing the text, his wife was very helpful and success is due not only to him but to his wife also. The friend then said, it appears not only the person but also his wife both of them are poets and scholars. How nice and how fortunate that both husband and wife are writers and scholars. The wife who was standing behind the door and listening to this conversation., came after the friend left and asked her husband, "You never utter untruth, and why is it on this day in this context you lied?" The poet then said, "No, I never say untruth. Even if I am to face death, still I will not say untruth. The wife asked, I do not know how to write poetry. I never did it. How is it you said that I have helped you in writing the book. Not only that. When you had written this text, I was not here. I was away in my parents house. How is that you have said that I have helped you? The husband then replied, "Yes that is the help which you had given me by being away from this house." He said, "If you were in this house at that time I would have been immersed in the family affairs and I would have never been able to concentrate and write such a great text." So in this context, what we have to note is that, it is not possible to say which individual under what circumstances and in what way could help us. Mere giving away money or wealth is not the only help. Help can come by way of a good word, encouragement, by gestures or in any other manner. If we have sacredness in our hearts, even if we participate in a small noble deed in this world, it will turn out to be a great help. You need not have to do some very huge and magnanimous things. Divinity is in the smallest of small things and also in the biggest of big things. So, out of a small seed, a huge tree comes out. Out of a small act of yours great help may emanate.
In servitude lies the leadership00:02:49
One must always be men of service. Leadership lies in the spirit of service. Leaders today have never served before. They aspire to be the leaders without serving anyone hence, the present plight of the world. In fact there is a lot of respect in service to others. What are the traits of Hanuman? “Hanuman is one of peace He is one of character! He is one of physical strength!” He is very strong. He went to the Ashoka garden while searching for Sita, but the demons in the kingdom of Ravana had never before seen a monkey. All the demons gathered to see the funny looking creature. Indrajith, son of Ravana, asked Hanuman, “Who are you?” None knew the capacity of Hanuman, yet he replied, “Sir! I am the servant of SriRamachandra!” Such respect he had in being the servant of Rama! Regard for one increases when one says one is the servant of Ramachandra. One may be servant of bad thoughts and deeds, of sensual and worldly pleasures, but what is low about being a servant to the Lord? One must introspect, “What mistakes am I committing? Why should I fear? What is wrong in doing service to the society?” and exercise this kind of discrimination to develop courage in oneself. It is this courage that is most important. When once one serves the community with full faith and courage, one finds the God by his side.
Help distressed people; Jesus said00:01:00
You see many people suffering. You also see the forlorn, the helpless. In what way are you helping them? Jesus struggled hard to prevent the sacrifice of animals there in that city of Jerusalem. For this reason, there were many obstacles on his way. Where there is a trend to help, naturally the harm also follows.