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Service for humanity

Hi guys,

I’m back with another post and I hope everyone has been well. This post is regarding service. I have to say that I had the idea of writing this due to the Arhatic Yoga nurturing session I attended last night. Well, on the day this is published, a week has passed. 😀

Anyway, service is one of the pillars in Arhatic Yoga. Service means to do something whether physically, emotionally or mentally to alleviate the sufferings of others. For Arhatic Yoga prep graduates, we are required to complete at least 3 hours of service per week. Of course, nobody forces you to do anything. However, it is good complete this task every week for our spiritual development.

The session we had last night with a senior trainer has opened my eyes to the word service. Many people in school taught that participating in healing camps and volunteering in healing camps is the only ways to fulfill the hours. However, they have forgotten the essential part of doing service. Since the purpose of service is to alleviate the suffering of others, healing should be done from the heart. In helping others, you have to feel the love and the will to help others in your heart. This way, we will always do our best to help them. Of course, with this type of mindset, you will generally be happy and satisfied with your job. This in turn will encourage you to do more service.

I understand that what I mentioned my feel a little cliche, but why don’t we sit down and think about things all of us can do to alleviate the sufferings of others.

Physically, we can partake in donations to people in need (whether money, food or shelter). Emotionally, we can use more encouraging words. Giving praises to people at the right time will not only motivate them to do better but it makes their day better. Just smiling to the next people in the left or greeting them nicely will make their day better. Mentally, we can pray for the people who are in need to help. Victims of man-made or natural disaster.

We can try to make the effort of doing at least one service per day in addition to avoid hurting others.

This will be all for this week. It’s more like a food for thought instead of a proper post, but I hope you still enjoyed it.

As usual, do let me know if you have any questions at the comment below and send me an email to ask.

Thanks and with love.

Yoshe