posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 02:56 PM
Originally posted by anjeeeee
Sorry I have no idea where this topic could have been put.
I'm a bit curious...how does one become service-to-others, instead of service to self? What aspects of your life would you have to change...what
would you have to do differently?
Any thoughts or insight would be much appreciated, thanks.
How does one become it? Well, how do you become ANYTHING that you want to become? How do you become a student? A teacher? A doctor?
You just.. choose, learn, and be!
So.. what does service to others MEAN anyway? What do you think is involved in being service to others? For example, is it necessary to serve/help
others ALL the time, and think of them before you think of yourself?
Well, what about their free will to NOT be helped, would you respect this? Does not-helping someone in a certain situation sometimes constitute a
SERVICE to that person? If someone asked you to help them cheat on an exam, would it not be more service to THEM if you suggested that they learn the
material instead, and refused to help to cheat?
The best way that I know of to understand service to others, or to define it anyway, is: "Lack of concern for self". If you do things that are NOT
at their CORE or any part designed to appease, or please the SELF, then you're well on your way. Being a human this is much harder than it seems...
since we're all Service to Self as long as we exist in this density, in this body. Isn't eating service to self already? The killing of another
being so you can feast on its flesh and USE its energy in order to support and continue the existance of SELF? Yes, this is nature, and no one said
service to self is WRONG, as STS and STO are just DIFFERENT ways of existance.
STS seems to be physically dependant, whereas STO may not require a physical body at all.
Lots of stuff to think about here, and I hope this helped!
[Edited on 19-3-2004 by lilblam]