True Sacrifice, Part 1

Giving with thought of reward is not true giving. True giving is sacrifice, It depends upon how and why one gives. Gurudeva describes the difference, and he uses as an example 6 families in Malaysia and Singapore who sacrificed their young children to be trained at a special Ashram to be future swamis and priests for Iraivan temple.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Life is meant to be lived joyously. There is in much of the world the belief that life is a burden, a feeling of penitence, that it is good to suffer, good for the soul. In fact, spiritual life is not that way at all.
—Gurudeva