Having been asked about the role of helping and serving others, Ajahn Brahm talks about both the beauty and goodness of helping others, but also the dangers like over-committing and burning out. Ajahn Brahm talks about how to help and serve others using both compassion and wisdom.
Many people come to find out about Buddhism to get something out of it and find a solution to their problems. That’s fine and good, but if you really want to turn your life around and find inner happiness, then it’s time to start serving others and giving back, as Ajahn Brahm explains.
Ajahn Brahm explains how he maintains his energy in his very busy life. It is fuelled by the inspiration that arises when serving others. While it seems counter intuitive, going the extra mile when tired and low, releases energy and happiness, especially when we are working to give to others.