As much as the saint is arduous in the observation of his vow, he is soft and sensiti ve by heart. Water of compassion flows in his heart for the poor and the grieved.
The heart of the saint is filled with compassion towards the poor and weak people.
Achharya Shri, when he was a grihasth, was climbing the Sammed Shikhar Ji Mountain. He saw an elderly lady who was trying in vain to climb the hills. She would sit down for some rest after climbing for a while.
Seeing her condition his heart was filled with sympathy and affection. He encouraged and inspired her for keeping her patience and after some time carried her on his back helping her to complete the pilgrimage of the great hillsnts an innate semblance of the purity and simplicity of the conscience of Achharya Shri.
He had not only lifted her weight but also had evaluated his own strength to bear the holy burden of ameliorating the condition of the humanity.
Achharya Deshbhushan Maharaj had narrated a particular incident of the life of Achharya Shri to great Pandit Diwakar Ji.
A poor shravak in a village had an intense desire to invite Achharya Shri for taking aahar at his house. But he was unable to arrange ‘chouka’ (cooking arrangements for suitable food for offering it to Achharya Shri) because of his poverty.
See the destiny of the time that one day that shravak arranged food with whatever was available in his house and stood at the door step to invite Achharya Shri.
Such was the magnetic effect of the instinctive emotion that Achharya Shri found the suitable vidhi (rite) at his door for taking meals. That shravak the pious feet of Achharya Shri, but he became somewhat dejected because there were only four rotis of millet in the kitchen.
Achharya Shri was a very discerning, compassionate and sensitive hearted transcendental saint. He thought that if he ate all the four roties then, what would the poor man eat? Therefore, Achharya Shri completed his meal taking some bhakri, a little dal and some rice.
The poor shravak offered the meal with full devotion and a pleased heart looking at Achharya Shri feeling obliged and very fortunate. Later, Achharya Shri said that, that day he could concentrate more on samayik and that too for a longer time.
The food offered with pure and holy heart affects one’s thinking and actions.
The projection of feelings is relative. Feelings of both the donor and the recipient have a wonderful effect on the routine activities of the saint.