How does a selfish attitude to life manifest itself?
From the early days of one’s life and till the very end, every person is only asking questions like, what is the profit that I can get out of this life? What is the pleasure that I can get out of this life? What is the benefit that I can derive out of all these? But he does not give any thought to another aspect of these questions such as: in what way can I be of use to the world? In what way can I be of use to the society? What good can I do to people with whom I come in contact? These questions he does not ask. He is engaging himself and using his time only for his own pleasure and his own profit. If we make a proper enquiry into this situation and try to understand it, we will come to the conclusion that man is always ready to take and receive things for himself. It is a selfish attitude to life. He is not willing to give, hand over or contribute something to others.
But life is not a one-way traffic. Man should be prepared to give and take.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
“Summer showers in Brindawan 1972”, Discourses by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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