Volunteerism & Being of Service to others

The Joy of
Volunteerism &
Being of Service to others
(Veyyāvacca)

“He who has understanding and
great wisdom does not think of harming himself
or another, nor of harming both alike.
He rather thinks of his own welfare,
of that of others,
of that of both, and
of the welfare of the whole world.
In that way one shows understanding and
great wisdom.”
– AN 4.186

The Joy of Volunteerism & Being of Service to others

The Joy of
Volunteerism &
Being of Service to others

What the Dhamma-Vinaya says ..
https://goo.gl/QqoVbZ

Testimony of one who serves others :
‘ … What motivates me to do community work is actually passion. I started out as a volunteer at various homes since 18 years old, right after my SPM. Ever since then I just could not stop as I find so much joy and happiness in serving others. I enjoy spending time with children at the shelter, refugee children, disabled children and of course elderly as well.

The inner happiness that no money can buy is what truly motivates me. The fulfillment when I know I have the ability to make someone else’s day better. My work with various communities throughout the years has taught me so much and I realise the impact it brings. How one small act of kindness can change someone else’s day and sometimes life.

Best of all, you will learn something new about yourself every day. I also realise that by serving others I also abolish all negative thoughts from my head. All worries anger and sadness disappear when happiness, kindness and fulfilment flows in. …’

Read the news report here …
www.themalaymailonline.com/what-you-think/article/inspiring-work-of-a-house-officer-dr-thiyagar-nadarajaw

– Posted by CFFong