Once, ten friends were venturing out in the woods. All of them took a path which led them to a river. As their destination was on the other side of the river bank, they felt that crossing the river was inevitable. Hence, all the friends swam across the river to recommence their journey. Once, on the other side, one of the friends decided to count to make sure that all of them had made it to the other side. But to his utmost dismay, he saw that there were only nine friends. No matter how much he counted, he had the same answer. He was alarmed as he thought that one friend must have been carried away by the river current. He mourned for his lost friend.
Bhagavan says- “He who makes the unknown known…”. The belief in the Guru is what’s needed the most. If we can believe totally and surrender ourselves to His feet then He will surely lead us to the Ultimate.
Once a devotee asked Bhagavan,” How can I help people? Which is the right way?”
To this, Bhagavan replied,” Help only those who have no one to help them or those who are really in need of help. If you try to help those who have a family and able relatives then it will not be correct. Unnecessary help can make one greedy. Eventually, it develops a tendency of demanding help from others, within the man. True Dharma teaches man to stand on his own feet. “