Saturday, November 7, 2009

#206 DOES ONLY AN OCHRE ROBED PERSON SERVE THE POOR AND THE SOCIETY?

This question requires a lengthy discussion.

In the meantime, this provisional reply will suffice:

Globally, there is an impression that only preachers and organizers of Charitable Institutions serve the poor and the society. It is not correct.

Whoever discharges his duties entrusted to him by the society gracefully, whole-heartedly, honestly and to the best of his/her abilities will be fulfilling in his life.

For example: The soldiers who lay down their lives in defending a country against foreign invaders or terrorists do an equal service if not greater service than the religious preachers/missionaries and the managers of orphanages. Everyday a policeman/soldier dies fighting terrorism or criminals. The public servants know pretty well that at any time their life would be taken away and yet they fight. The Governments pay them, yet does anybody lay down his life for the sake of a few thousand bucks? The spirit of service does not make speeches or seek awards.

Such silent performers may not get the same publicity which Vivekananda or Satya Sai Baba or Amritanandamayi or Mother Teresa gets. Disproportionate publicity makes them Gods. This is what, I wanted to highlight at these blog posts.

(Subject to revision).

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