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Wisdom Classification: Service


Sayings of Pujya Babuji Maharaj:

♦ Service and sacrifice are the two main instruments with which we build the temple of spirituality, love of course being the fundamental basis. (BWS 253)

♦ Service to fellow beings is service to God in the real sense, if it is not done out of any selfish motive. (BWS 253)

♦ The work of the Mission will save the humanity from its doom by carrying the teachings of Master to every heart. (SDG 123)

♦ We should give our due consideration and try to improve the lot of the unvirtuous also, who may feel the thirst for the Real and develop yielding attitude to the Master. (SDG 158)

♦ We should do our duty to uplift the mankind not minding whether they are doing their duty towards us properly. (SDG 152)

♦ When you have a mind to do the work for the good of humanity, you will naturally get it. (SDG 107)

Inspirational Quotes from Various Sources:

♦ In reality there are only verbs and no nouns. This in short is realisation.

- Sri K. C. Narayana

♦ One must care about a world one will never see.

- Bertrand Russell

♦ Advice to the Elderly:
The body trembles,
The tongue falters,
The mind is weary.
Forsaking them all,
I pursue my purpose happily.
Knowing I do nothing,
I do whatever comes my way,
And I am happy.

- Ashtavakra Gita 13:2-3

♦ Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

♦ A jubilant heart rejoices upon seeing those who give without scoffing or scorning. Deprived of beggars, this vast and verdant Earth would become uncharitable, a ball for the play of wooden puppets.

- Tirukkural 106: 1057-1058

♦ And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

- Anais Nin

♦ The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

♦ [BUDDHISM} Sakka asked: "What is the cause of self-interest?" The Buddha answered: "It is perception of the world as one's object." "How does one overcome this perception of the world as apart from oneself?" "By acting for the increase of goodness and happiness. It is in this way that the world ceases to be one's object."

- Digha Nikaya

♦ [BUDDHISM]Take no pleasure in worldly talk; Take delight in what passes beyond the world. Cause good qualities to grow in others In the same way (you wish them) for yourself.

- Nagarjuna, "Precious Garland"

♦ What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroying life, for killing leads to every other sin. Of all virtues summed by ancient sages, the foremost are to share one's food and to protect all living creatures.

- Tirukkural 33: 321-322

♦ The benevolent expect no return for their dutiful giving.
How can the world ever repay the rain cloud? It is to meet the needs of the deserving That the worthy labor arduously to acquire wealth.

- Tirukkural 22: 211-213

♦ Amassing great wealth is gradual, like the gathering of a theater crowd.
Its dispersal is sudden, like that same crowd departing.
Wealth's nature is to be unenduring.
Upon acquiring it, do that which is enduring right away.

- Tirukkural 34: 332-333

♦ Bodhicitta - sometimes translated as 'the awakening mind' is a key concept in Mahayana Buddhism. It refers to the initial aspiration to win enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings. It is an aspiration based on deep compassion for others trapped, as they are, in a world of suffering and dissatisfaction

♦ It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

- Helen Walton

♦ Enthusiasm finds the opportunities, and energy makes the most of them.

- Henry S. Haskins

♦ Do not say, "When I have leisure, I will study." Perhaps you will have no leisure.

- Pirkei Avot

♦ We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.

- Madeleine L'Engle

♦ A baby enters the world with hands clenched, as if to say, "The world is mine; I shall grab it." A man leaves with hands open, as if to say, "I can take nothing with me."

- Ecclesiastes Rabbah 5:14

♦ What you do may seem insignificant, but it's important that you do it.

- Mahatma Gandhi

♦ He alone is worshiping God who serves all beings.

- Swami Vivekananda

♦ We can judge a man faithful or unfaithful only by his works.

- Spinoza, "Theologico-Political Treatise"

♦ Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.

♦ 'O Lord! Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in Thy service and give me the strength to surrender my strength to Thy will with love!'

- Ravindranath Tagore in Gitanjali

♦ [Nature of work] What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

- Albert Pike

♦ Wealth is something you acquire so you can share it, not keep it.

- LaDonna Harris

♦ We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

- Winston Churchill