October 13, 2007 8:54am CST
Hi, I am an Indian. I am a widower aged 53 years.I had lived happily with my wife for 23 years. During my life cycle i have gained a lot of experie3nce which i want to share with my friends.When i was 17 years i joined in Defence and was enjoying my life .Suddenly i felt saturation. I started thinking about real enjoyment which is endless. I had experienced dedication to others and serving others give us a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment. When we are hungry and feel the hunger of the other chap who is much more hungry than me i was offering my food and my stomach became full. Same way when we are suffering in life and we feel for others the pain of suffering disappears. This is the creation of almighty for human being. When we sacrifice our life or do any sort of help we get a lot of happiness.This formula has made me to be a man of happiness all time. I pray the god to keep me in the same place and situation where i donot increase my ego,and crude behaviour to others even for animals
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14 Oct 07
It is a great philosophy indeed. When you think of others and especially of your loved ones before yourself, they surely reciprocate. However, I know that this should be done with the expectation of any receprocal favours. It should be like a routine way of your thinking so it becomes your nature to help others. You must do it not for getting anything except for you own satisfaction. I believe that anything done with the expectation of some reciprocal favour is selfishness..The biggest draw back of this expectation is that if the other person does not reciprocate then you feel hurt....not happy and basic purpose of helping others does not serve.
14 Oct 07
Right you are . you being an Indian know better these things.As the Indian holy book "The Geeta" suggests these teachings.When we do some good to others,the God does good for us.The great Mahatma Gandhi recited us the famous song "vaishnavjan to tene kahiye jo peer paraie jane." Which means only those are kind people who knows other's sorrow. K-e-e-p o-n f-o-l-l-o-w-i-n-g.