Paraspara Devo Bhava
PARASPARA DEVO BHAVA – Invoke Divine Unto One Another
“PARASPARA DEVO BHAVA” in the name of Lord Dattatreya was propoagated and popularized by Shri Ranga Avadhooth Maharaj.
Our span of life is uncertain, one day it will suddenly come to an end. Hence whatever is to be done must be done without delay and without wasting time. Whatever you possess, utilise it for God. Serving Mankind is Serving God as all are embodied forms of God. The scriptures define this worship as…
YENA KENA PRAKAARENA YASYAKASYAAPI DEHINAHA
SANTHOSHAM JANAYETH PRAJNAS-TADEVESVARA POOJANAM||
If we satisfy any living creature by any of our abilities given by God, it is the real worship of God. God has not kept any individual who has nothing to offer. God might have given wealth to some, or knowledge to some, God might have given stout and strong body to some one and by that strong body, if he would help the week and would lift him up or carry him away that too is the worship of God.
PAROPAKAARAHA PUNYAAYA PAAPAAYA PARAPEEDANAM
Doing good to others is righteousness (punya) and afflicting others is sin (paapa). The code of ethics of all religions is also same.
Achievement of true humanity is attainment of divinity. In the words of Thulasidasji..
PARA-HITHA-SARISA DHARMA NAHIM BHAAYEE|
PARAPEEDA SAMA NAHIM ADHAMAAYEE||
There is no religion other than doing good to others and no wickedness other than troubling others. The another aspect is, whatever we have got, has not been achieved by our own efforts only. How could any individual be grown up, if any one would not have received the mother’s milk since his birth? One should not have received sympathy of neighbours, would he be grown up? Thus, receiving the help of many people only, we have become what we are now. Therefore, whatever we achieve, is not destined for us only but destined for many others. So we should help all those others and to give our co-operation to them in the best possible manner is a great sacrificial work.
Kabir saheb also says:::
Bhuke bhojan pyaase paani; nange bastar deeje Saadho Raama-bhajan kara leeje||
Whatever has been given to one by God, should be utilised for the welfare of others, namely the food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, clothers to the uncald, care and service to the sick, knowledge to the ignorant etc., and along with this, recite constantly the name of God is the only way of prosperity of the common people in this age of Kaliyuga.
LET US ALL OFFER COMPLETE SURRENDER TO LORD DATTA THIS VERY DAY AND MAKE OURSELVES BLESSED.
So Team Sree Datta Vaibhavam has been organizing various Service activities to help the needy. Click on the Images below.
Other Divine Services By Team Sree Datta Vaibhavam as a part of Datta Naama Prachara