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
We make very little progress when we strive to conquer these baser instincts in a good mood. However, vast strides are possible when we are miserable and work with ourselves to replace our misery with joy and understanding.
—Gurudeva