Perfect selflessness is submerging one’s ego into the vastness and the depth of universality. Getting rid of one’ ego is practically impossible. Moreover, our social life and our efforts for survival in the physical world necessitate existence of ‘healthy ego’ in us. An ego that is attached to the thought of our universal existence is a ‘healthy ego’.
Selfless service is not that much a matter of compassion that may give rise to a sense of pride in us, and thereby no longer remains a selfless act. It is a duty to which all human beings are compulsorily bound.
The thought that when we serve someone, we, in fact, serve the universe, not an individual, must be transmitted to the one who is served. The one, who is served without selfish interests, must also feel encouraged to perform his part of duty of serving others that is the universe, selflessly. The thought of selfless service is all pervading, that we must realize.
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]