What is sacrifice? What should I sacrifice, how should I perform it?

Let us understand what sacrifice means. You like something and you want to have it, but for something better to happen for everyone else, you give that up. That is called sacrifice.

You wanted to go for a picnic or a movie, but then you were needed to do some work somewhere else, which would benefit others. So you give up your pleasure trip, and do what is good for the people. That is what sacrifice is.

Where there is love, there is no sacrifice needed. You don’t say, mother sacrificed going on a trip because the child was not well. The child’s well being is of utmost importance for the mother, so she did not sacrifice anything. Do you see what I’m saying?

It is when you strongly desire something and give it up because it can bring lot of good to others, then it is sacrifice.

Note – Its an excerpt of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji’s discourse at Art of Living.

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