All that one gives to others, one gives to one’s self.If this truth is understood who will not give to others?
~ Sri Raman Maharshi
Question: In this statement, Raman Maharshi is saying that giving to others is giving to oneself, but the mind discriminates between ‘I’ and ‘the other’ and always works towards giving to oneself, and does not care much about others.
How can one see that the other is the same as self?
Acharya Prashant Ji:
The other is not the same as self.
The other makes the self what the self appears to be, and the self creates the other, that the self sees.