Heart to Heart
In a question and answer session, the following exchange took place between Maharaj Charan Singh and a disciple:
Q: Master, what is it about us that makes you sad?
A: Your miserable faces, your woeful tales and horrible letters.
Naturally, such letters can never brighten you, they just depress you.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: You people make me happy – you people make me sad.
Q: How do we make you happy?
A: With your smiling faces.
Legacy of Love
Maharaj Charan Singh explained the value of seva to a satsangi lady by giving the example of a satsangi with one leg who used to come during the bhandaras. “He used to come from the hills of Himachal, and was very poor. Just to save money to give in seva, he used to walk from his village in the hills to the Dera, with the help of his crutches, covering a distance of over 75 miles. Once he was brought to me during seva by Mr Bolakani. He offered one rupee in seva. Looking to his poverty, I asked the sevadars not to accept it, but he burst into tears, and I had to accept his offering.
How can you value this seva? Is it not worth much more than the hundreds and thousands that the rich give? The value of seva is not in how much one offers, but in the feelings and love with which it is offered.”
Treasure Beyond Measure