Merry Christmas!

Saturday December 22, 2018

Christmas is celebrated all over the world on December 25. With the arrival of Christmas, someone special comes to mind - Santa Clause! Children eagerly await his arrival. He truly comes to give something special to children and brings smiles on their faces. This tradition of gift giving gives us some valuable lessons also like, giving up ourselves to help others, to think of others before ourselves and how to bring happiness to others.

Once a questioner asked Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, “How does one go about making his life simple and ideal?” To which He replied, “Maintain an obliging nature. Give to others whatever you have. In this manner, your life will become ideal and harmonious (satvik).” He further says, Religion begins with an obliging nature. Happiness is found in giving to others. But instead people tend to take away from others. Do not do anything for yourself. When you do for others, you will not have to do anything for yourself.”

Many a times we are caught in situations, wherein we cannot actually go and help others, even if we want to. For which Param Pujya Dadashri says, “More important than a person’s external actions of obliging others are his internal intents (bhaav) to help. This intention [to help others] should always be present.”

After reading this we might feel is it really possible to develop such an obliging nature in us?  Seems difficult, right?  But Param Pujya Dadashri says, “If you make a decision that you want to maintain an obliging nature, the change will occur within you.”

So let us come together this Christmas and make a firm determination to maintain an obliging nature and find true happiness through giving to others selflessly.

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