Serving hands are greater than bowing hands. Yes, though we make prayers for the sake of the well-being of the entire world, but during that moment, we are not doing anything for the sake of the mankind, but, we simply offer our prayers to the god.
Whereas if we do charitable activities like providing food to the devotees, poor and the needy, we are immediately doing a good service, and by the way of filling up the stomach of several people, we are getting pleased with our act, and we would get the blessings from the almighty also, even if we didn’t bow our hands and offer our prayers to the god.
Nowadays, food donationis being offered to the devotees,in the temples like Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Tirumala, Guru Raghavendra Swamy Temple, Mantralayam, Sri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, Shirdi etc. If we meditates on god and if we do puja to him, we are only getting benefited by that, whereas, if we offer our timely help to others, like providing Mangalasutra to the poor bride, building homes to the homeless people, offering clothes to the beggars etc., we would get more satisfaction than that of worshipping the god.
Lord Krishna in his Bhagavat Gita, Says, “those who do good services for the welfare of the depressed and the supressed ones, must be considered doing service to me itself, and they would be suitably rewarded by me, even if they didn’t worship me.
Simply closing their eyes and praying me just for name sake would not please me. Those who combine spirituality with generosity would be highly respected by me, and they are to be considered as my True Devotees. I would taste the holy Prasad offered by my devotees, only if they are interested to offer it to my poor devotees also. Those who do only spiritual activities without doing any social welfare activities would receive only half of my blessings, since I would offer my entire blessings to those who shows much interest in giving things generously to others”.
Hence let us combine both spiritual and social welfare activities, in order to get the complete blessings of Lord Krishna.
“JAI SRI KRISHNA MAHAPRABHU KI JAI”