Sri Bharat Churiwala Wrote-
They alone live, who live for others.
Rest are more dead than alive.
I also remember few words of a famous Hindi Film song:
APNE LIYE ZIYE TO KYA JIYE, TU JEE AY DIL ZAMAANE KE LIYE....
Than there is that famous parable of A TREE and A MAN.... where Tree keeps on giving everything starting from Shade from scorching sun, Fruits & Flowers, Timber and wood, etc.
And lastly Swamiji says at one more place:
"may I be born again and again, and suffer thousands of miseries so that I may worship the only God that exists, the only God I believe in, the sum total of all souls -- and above all, my God the wicked, my God the miserable, my God the poor of all races, of all species, is the special object of my worship."
I personally dont agree that Selfishness is an inherent nature of Human beings..... definitely not. According to me selfishness is infused in us by society and people around us.
However, I would like to stand corrected if anyone thinks otherwise.
Sri Sankhadip Das wrote-
What is selfishness? The condition of mind when (s)he only thinks about the benefits of his/her body or persons/matters closely related with his interest i.e. family.
Swamiji gave the answer of this question. We have to change the motto of our work from self benefit to benefit of others. A clerk or officer who is only thinking about his salary, he is selfish, but if he expands himself by thinking that he is doing his job for improvement of organisation or its shareholder or increasing GDP of country, then he will gradually become unselfish. This is karmayoga. Continuously doing job with aim to benefit others.
There is another way. By analysis we could understand that we all human are not mere bundle of flesh, blood, nerve etc, not even mind, not even intellect. When we could affirm this truth by repetitive pondering then we will be able to see, feel other not as complex of BMI (body, mind , intellect) rather we will perceive everyone as soul or spirit. In this way the attachment with our BMI could be reduced, only then our all works become a play as we are doing nothing for the benefit of our BMI.
A devotee of God, can practice the presence of God in everything and whatever he is doing is only a worship / offering / sacrifice to his Lord. This will help you to heedless to the fruit of the work because he is offering the effect of his work to his Lord. This is the way of Bhakti yoga.
Hope you will find above information in order.
Sri shivam kumar wrote-
Respected elevated soul,
If we think that mother kali is doing everything,we do not do anything. she is our driver, we are only a car.
Bhakta Dhruva wrote-
स्वार्थ त्याग की कठिन तपस्या विना खेद जो करते हैं!
ऐसे ज्ञानी साधू जगत के दुःख समूह को करते हैं!!