GIVING AND TAKING- Swami RAMSUKHDASJI

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seeking happiness, the inner faculty becomes impure, and by giving happiness the inner faculty is purified.

He who wishes to take something from this ocean of life, he drowns; while he who desires to give, he crosses (swims) that ocean.

By having the inner intention of giving, oneness and love manifests and by having the inner intention of taking, conflicts occur.

The inner attitude of “giving” leads to spiritual progress, while the feeling of “taking” brings about a fall.

Treating the body to be “I”, “mine” and “for me,” the feeling of wanting to take from others arises.

Maintain relations with others, only to serve them. If you retain relations to seek something from others, then you will have to face unhappiness.

It is better not to take at all, than to take with the objective of giving in charity.

It is a greater virtue to not take at all, then to take for the purpose of giving. But there are very few who understand this point.

It is a sin to take anything from this world, but to give is virtuous.

For taking happiness, even this body is not ours and for giving happiness the entire universe is ours.

By desiring to take, man becomes a slave, and by having a desire to only give, man becomes a master.

On feeling like taking something, sense enjoyment (bhog) takes place and on desiring to give away, union (yoga) takes place.

The body has to be supplied with essentials such as food, water and clothing, however, one is not to become the recipient of these things by establishing a relationship with body. Taking is bondage, while giving is salvation.

From “Amrut Bindu” in Hindi pg 78 and “Drops of Nectar” in English pg 58 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

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About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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