Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Service to Humanity....


A young man was very ambitious and was highly principled.... In fact, he was the follower of a Religious Institution and an ordained lover of the Speeches of the Head of the Institution....

Once he happened to attend a Speech made by the Head of the Institution.... He heard the Master say, “A sincere Service done to humanity becomes one of the greatest Assets of our lives!” and was instantly inspired by that.... There, he believed his Master to the core....

He came home and thought thus…."It is always the life of my family and my problems with me and here, I am not really doing something worth what our Great Men all the time advised us to do.... Let me here do something really worth too simultaneously and it is very much possible if we firm up.... I decided, I will devote a minimum of at least an hour daily towards certain Social Service Activities and in that way I will not be equally stopping any other works of mine too….”

Thus he thought, soon located a famous Organization involved in such Social Service Activities and straight away got into that…. After his day's work, he used to go there regularly, give his Services for an hour and return home…. No problem…. "A worthy Service and Gods are truly pleased here!" thus he thought....

Over a period of time, his home jobs which needed attention piled up and the young man thought he could resolve them slowly and sometimes he found that they got resolved by themselves….Best of two was thus possible.... He was very happy....

Life went on thus for sometime but slowly the young man noticed that of late, his spouse was not keeping her health .... He tried to help her out the best but still the problem persisted.... He was thus unhappy.... God was not kind to him....

At length, he took an interview with the Master, explained Him what all had happened and sought His sincere advice.... The Master patiently listened to him, at the end smiled and said, “My dear, I said about the Service to Humanity; no doubt.... But I ask you here.... Have you served the members of your family in the right way first who really needed the best from you? They are the first line Humanity with you all the time.... Instead, you stopped the works which you were supposed to do towards them with your own energies and dedication and involved in a different Social Service....  Thus, your own works got piled up at home and your spouse alone had to do all that.... With her child care, she was forced to work additional, soon got exhausted and thus became sick.... Here, have you really served the Humanity in your great attempt?”

The young man at once understood that one should first serve one's family members in the best way required for their growth and welfare; beyond that alone some of his / her energies whatever available should go to the people around but never the other way!

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