Consider Jala Seva to Voiceless During Summer

எல்லா உயிர்களும் ஒன்றே; எல்லாவற்றிலும் ஈஸ்வரன் இருக்கிறான் என்று ஒருத்தன் உணர்கிறபோது தான் அவனுக்கு அருள் உண்டாகிறது. இவன் தன் மநுஷ்யர்களுடன் ஸமமான நிலையில் இருந்து கொண்டு பிரியம் காட்டுவதைவிட இன்னும் ஒரு படி கிழே இறங்கி தன்னைக் குறைத்துக் கொண்டு, மற்றவனை ஈஸ்வரனாக நினைத்துதான் ஸேவை செய்கிறான். கொஞ்சங்கூட மமதையே இல்லாமல் “நாம் பெரியவர், உபகாரம் பண்ணுகிறோம்” என்ற அகந்தையே இல்லாமல் இவன் ஸமஸ்தப் பிராணிகளிடம் ஈஸ்வர ஆராதனையாக அன்பைச் செலுத்துகிறபோது, அதுவே இவனை ஸகல பிராணிகளுக்கும் மேலே உயர்த்தி விடுகிறது. இவனுடைய அன்பு வெறும் பேச்சாகவும் எண்ணமாகவும் மட்டுமில்லாமல், ஈஸ்வராநுக்ரஹத்தை வாங்கித் தரக்கூடிய அருட் சக்தியைப் பெற்றுவிடுகிறது. – ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீசந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகளின் அருள்மொழிகள்

Only when a person realizes that Bhagawan is omnipresent and all living beings are equal, he is blessed by Bhagawan. In fact, he should not consider himself even equal to his fellow beings. He should consider himself lower in status to them and serve them, considering all the living creatures as embodiments of divinity. There should not be even an iota of ego or arrogance in his attitude; the service should be a form of worship. When he does so, his Love does not remain as a mere thought or word but acquires a power to attract the divine blessings of the Supreme Power, Eshwara. – Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara,

With summer getting intense in Dakshina Bharatham it provides us with an opportunity to serve many struggling living beings in various ways. As Periyava says in Deivathin Kural, one does not always need to shell out money to do kainkaryams. If we spare 10 mins of our time everyday, we can make some a lot of positive impact on several jeevarasis around us.  It will also help us stay ground as we see what kind of sufferings they endure and how much Bhagawan has blessed.

One such kainkaryam that we can consider doing this summer is to provide water to stray dogs and birds in our neighborhood. All it takes is a few small plastic cups and water. We can do it for Gho Mathas as well but the need and logistics will be a bit bigger and need to planned accordingly. Posting a few pics/video clips of Jala Seva to voiceless in our neighborhood. You can see how thirsty these voiceless are in this hot and humid weather. Please consider doing this in your neighborhood. Rama Rama

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  1. You know something? I have been doing this Jalaseva to ants [yes ants] for so many years now. One day I forgot to wipe jalam off the floor after concluding my Sandhyavandana Japam of “adhyaano deva savita….” After a while suddenly something caught my attention on the floor and what I saw amazed me. Ants were around the miniature pool of water on the floor in a perfect circular form. They were quenching their thirst that way. Ever sincem I made it a point to pour 3-4 udranis [rudranis] of water in a secluded spot, thrice a day for ants to quench their thirst.

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