Service To Humanity
Let each man think himself an act of God.
His mind a thought, his life a breath of God.
-Philip James Bailey
Truly the quoted lines describe that amongst the vast 'fauna and flora' created by the supreme power of the universe, the only one who endowed with gift of gab, the power of laughter, to make enormous development and innovation, is MAN. Man is the best creation of God. But with this creation God also expects something from him of a special service. This special service is no more expensive but his selfless service to humanity which is his first duty to respect the Almighty who blessed him such a beautiful life. As an inspiration we can take the very well known and respected embodiment of selfless-service, Mahatma Gandhi. He said, "Hate the sin, but love the sinner".
Similarly, the another embodiment of selfless service is Mother Teresa whose entire life sacrificed on the sick, the forsaken, old people and orphans. Not everyone can be a MotheWr Teresa or a Mahatma Gandhi. But at least each of us in a circle of our own learn to love and serve. We may not serve the whole of humanity but surely we can serve a fractional percentage of it and if each person serves as we know that ,"Tiny drops of water make a mighty ocean"! However, all cannot be trail blazers but at least they must learn and emulate the trail blazed by persons like Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and the like. Let us remember forever that our dedicated service with a captivating smile is the correct answer to the innumerable problems confronting the life of humanity. As it is rightly said,
Jana-Seva is Janardhana-Seva;
Manava-Seva is Madhava-Seva; and
Nara-Seva is Narayana-Seva.
One only has to open one's eyes and look at Mother Nature which proves to be an inspiring ideal of service.
Paropakaray phalanthi vriksha;
Paropakaray vahanthi nadyah;
Paropakaray duhanthi gavon;
When trees, rivers, animals chip in with their invaluable bits of service, should not man too, with his sense of discrimination that raises him above the bestial level, engage in deeds of service? If it is every man's sincere endeavour to replace each of these vices by humane virtues like truth, righteousness, peace, love and non-violence, life on the planet will infinitely improve in quality. Thus one should always keep in mind the words that- "Hands that help are holier than lips that Pray" and do their best service to humanity!