Due to inner feeling of sacrifice and generosity, as his mind and attention moves away from inert objects, it will engage in Truth, Divinity, and Supreme Consciousness (God). Thereafter, he naturally and automatically becomes inclined and engaged in truth and divinity. The main idea that that he was holding at one time that happiness comes from external objects, will be wiped out. His aim and understanding of truth, divinity, existence, consciousness, and blissfulness, will be firmly established and he will naturally become realized and blissful.
On meeting, listening to discourses or through physical touch of such a realized soul, other souls will also become joyful. What then to speak off, he who is extremely blissful himself? In reality, only he is happy, who gives up his selfishness, wanting only what is beneficial for others and in return wants to take nothing for himself.
Some hold the opinion that by spreading the wealth out (taking from rich and distributing to the poor), all will become happy, but one must think about the kind of happiness that rich people really have. It is happiness mixed with sorrow, that creates within a burning sensation day and night. They are never at peace. Therefore the happiness that one gets from wealth, will be the kind that is mixed with sorrow. Also when the wealth is taken away from him, he will undergo immense suffering. Thus by putting others into difficulty, by taking away from others, how can the receiver be happy ? Rather, wherever wealth goes, there will be nothing but suffering, lack of peace and distress.
It is a principle that when the giver gives and only gives and the receiver has no desire to receive, then the giver will become generously philantrophic and experience joy. In this situation, the receiver too will experience joy in taking with an attitude of sacrifice. Therefore that nectar filled gift wherever it goes, will result in happiness – peace and will create an atmosphere of joy and happiness. Thereafter all will be happy and all will have the inner feeling of generosity, because happiness in not in the objects, happiness is in the generosity of our heart.
(to be cont’d)
From “Saadhan, Sudhaa, Sindhu” in Hindi pg 521 by Swami Ramsukhdasji
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