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Why Serve?

Swami Vivekananda

#. By means of the constant effort to do good to others we are trying to forget ourselves; this forgetfulness of the self is the one great lesson we have to learn in life. Man thinks foolishly that he can make himself happy, and after years of struggle finds out at last that true happiness consists in killing selfishness and that no one can make him happy except himself.

#. It is our privilege to be allowed to be charitable, for only so can we grow.

#. Doing good is not religion, but work done rightly leads to Freedom... Thank God for giving you this world as a moral gymnasium to help your development..

#. The world is a grand moral gymnasium wherein we have all to take exercise so as to become stronger and stronger spiritually.

#. This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

#. Let me tell you again, that you must be pure and help anyone who comes to you as much as lies in your power. And this is good Karma. By the power of this, the heart becomes pure (Chitta Shuddhi), and then Shiva who is residing in every one, will become manifest.


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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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