Why feel proud when you help another? The wealth or skill or official position or influence that helped you to serve another in his need was a gift of God! Without His grace, you could have no one of them. You offered this gift of God to another gift of God - the poor, the illiterate, the weak, the broken-hearted, the diseased. A person stands knee-deep in the Ganga and uttering some mantras, he takes a handful of holy water and offers it as his homage to the sacred river itself. God's gift is given to God Himself. That is all that you are capable of! That is all that you need do. But, the pity is you do not do even that! Or when you do it, you do not have that attitude of humility and reverence. So, the gift develops pride in you and resentment in the recipient.
- Baba -