Ordinarily, in life, we find that the duties also carry their corresponding rights with them. But in missionary service, it is the absolute duty only and that too pertaining to others and nothing of the self. Such selfless duty we see in the mother's affection for her child. It is a continuous process of absolute giving, and in no case, at any time, for even the trifling returns. The patriot's love and duty for his motherland belongs to that category only. The patriot offers everything, even his life at the altar of the motherland and expects no return. The patriot makes sacrifices for his motherland and there the matter ends.
The constituent of a missionary organization knows only absolute giving. He gives whatever he possesses without the least reservation and his hunger for giving grows more. At this time, his potentialities manifest themselves in earning and acquiring more, like the cloud which freely distributes what it receives.
On the auspicious day of Devashayani Ekadashi we all need to ponder on this thought. For four months Gods would be sleeping leaving the world to human beings. Man, awakening the God in him, seeing God everywhere, following the way God takes care of everything and everybody, has to take care of the creation. For arousing goodness and it to become a habit, next four months, these thoughts would be very important. Let's work on it!