All of us are virtuous by nature. Divinity is embedded deeply in the core of each and every human being. But how many of us choose the virtuous acts? When an opportunity comes, many of us either delay it or ignore it. We only sympathize with the needy person. Many times we ignore our own little inner voice which constantly provokes us to do good. Empty words cannot fill a vessel. Similarly up to some extent words can help, but not after that. Even the weakest person has some unique trait through which he can help others.
If one becomes alert about one’s own inner voice; acts promptly; one can work wonders. When we help others, we are helping ourselves also. The purification of our motive decides the extent of our own inner purity. Param Guru Swami Sivananda has given a lot of importance to selfless service. He has written in his books that only seva can purify us quickly and surely. One should be alert to seek opportunities of service. Whenever such occasions come, one should serve with a Narayan Bhav. If we are not alert, opportunities come and go; we miss them. Then we only are the losers! We miss a chance to purify ourselves! We miss a chance to derive the inner happiness for which we are born! Destined!