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Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati

 

Give, Give, Give in plenty, in humility and with joy. Thus in the very process of giving enrich yourself too. If a man, who has not removed jealousy, back- biting, hatred, pride, selfishness says “I am meditating for six hours daily,” it is all nonsense. There is no hope of getting into a meditative mood even after a year unless a man removes all these Vritti’s and purifies his mind first by selfless service at least for six months.

 

Excel in Service,
Expand in Love,
Advance in Knowledge

Service is Love in expression,
Love is concentrated Knowledge,
Knowledge is diffused love.

 

Give to the poor, the sick, the helpless and the forlorn. Give to orphans, he decrypts, the blind, the helpless widows. If you give, the whole wealth of the world will be yours. This is the secret of abundance and divine life. Therefore, give, give, give. You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. Give in plenty, you will enjoy peace and prosperity. You will attain purity of heart. You can experience an indescribable thrill of divine ecstasy and spiritual bliss. This will give you tremendous inner strength.

 

Radiate thoughts of good-will and share what you have with others. Disseminate spiritual knowledge to one and all. Use material wealth, knowledge, spiritual wisdom that you possess, as a divine trust for the benefit of His children. Prayer takes you halfway to God, fasting to the door of His Supreme Abode, and charity procures your admission.

 

Doing abundant, spontaneous and unrestrained charity to relieve the pains of suffering humanity is an effective means to destroy negative traits. If you give, the whole wealth of the world will be yours. This is the immutable, inexorable law of nature.

December 6, 2013 | Satsang | Comments Off