Whenever and wherever I come across some wisdom from Chinese philosophers I cannot help getting inspired. I picked up this quote from a fellow blogger Nina Mazlan a medical student studying for post-graduation in China.
Tao Te Ching
Heaven is eternal – the earth endures.
Why do heaven and earth last forever?
They do not live for themselves only.
This is the secret of their durability.
For this reason the sage puts himself last and so ends up ahead. He stays a witness to life, so he endures.
Serve the needs of others, and all your own needs will be fulfilled. Through selfless action, fulfilment is attained.
– Lao Tsu
Serving the needs of others is something I wish to practice with full commitment. And when we provide succor or support to those who are in need – it must be done with a sense of deep humility.