To experience true happiness learn to sacrifice you own pleasure for the sake of somebody else.
Mother Teresa was born in Albania. She came to India with the intention of sharing her knowledge and educating the poor. But then she decided to give her services to the poorest of the poor-to those who were not useful to anybody else, to those who were dying.
She founded an institute near the Kali temple in Calcutta for the dying destitutes. People of all religions were welcome to her house. She tried to cure the sick and console the dying. She gathered a band of selfless workers and infused in them her spirit of gentelness and service to others. Many international prizes were given to her for her great services. She received huge sum of money as prizes but she donated all the money to the sick and the dying.
There have always been human beings who shown the great path of self sacrifice. During the second world war when Adolf Hitler killed many Jews in Poland, there was in one German prison camp, a polish priest called Maxim Kolbe. It was difficult for the Germans to feed so many prisoners. It was also difficult for them to kill all of them and then dispose off their bodies. So they used to send them to gas chambers where they died a horrible death.
One day thirty men were chosen, at random, to be sent to the gas chambers. Among them was a middle aged man who was crying bitterly. He did not want to die. He wanted to see his family after the war was over. Father Maxim Kolbe came to the prison guard and said, `this poor man has got a large family who are lovingly waiting for him. I am single. Please allow me to die in his place.’
Everybody in the cam was very surprised. Father Kolbe hardly knew the man who was crying. His offer was accepted. Father Kolbe laid down his life for the sake of the other man, who was able to go home.