05th July, 2022
To serve God is to serve others and is the greatest form of charity.
The gist of all worship is to be pure and to do well to others.
Dharmaraja Yudhishter had uttered some lies during the Mahabharat war in order to foil the plans of the enemies and for this, after death, he had to spend a few minutes in Hell.
When the emissaries of the other world were escorting him after death to Hell, for this nominal sojourn, the denizens of Hell suddenly felt coolness and a fragrance in the air they breathed, a strange peace and joy, a thrill and exhilaration which they had never hoped to enjoy.
That was the consequence of the holy soul approaching the region of terror and torture.
The unfortunate sinners gathered around Dharmaraja to be soothed and comforted by his very sight.
When Dharmaraja was directed to turn back towards Heaven after the term of his sentence got over, the populace of Hell cried out to him to prolong his stay.
They were reluctant to go back to the heat and the pain.
Hearing their piteous wail, Dharmaraja declared that he was surrendering to them,
all the merit that had earned Heaven for him;
he was willing to stay with them!
But, that great act of tyaga (renunciation or sacrifice) not only benefitted the suffering creatures, it gave Dharmaraja a greater lease of life in Heaven and a more honoured place there.
Life is best spent in alleviating pain, assuaging distress, and promoting peace and joy.
The service of man is more valuable than service to God.
When you Please man & do something for your fellow men, you please God and you get rewarded many times over.
Selfless service for the cause of humanity is as important as worshiping God.
Let’s use every opportunity to help our fellow people & be of service to mankind &
Stay blessed forever!