Once, my family and I were driving back from a tour. It suddenly started to rain, and the highway was full of loose gravel due to the rainy season. Due to this gravel and the car’s speed, a sharp rock hit the tyre and punctured it. We were forced to stop. There was no sign of habitation on that lonely stretch. We were utterly helpless. We couldn’t change the tyre as one of the bolts of the tyre was jammed.
As we stood there, a man came by in his pickup truck and asked if he could help. At first, we were hesitant about trusting him, but he assured us of our safety. We accompanied him to the nearest village in his vehicle and asked our driver to bring the car slowly to the village. Once there, the man called up his friend who was a mechanic and left us at the mechanic’s workshop. The mechanic repaired the jammed bolt and the punctured tyre. When we asked him how much we owed him for the repair, he refused to accept anything. He said that he had helped us on humanitarian grounds. He asked us to pass on the good deed to whoever was in need. This incident confirmed my belief in humanity and that the Divine manifests in every human.
People who help others unconditionally in adverse situations are human forms of the Divine.
~ Black Lotus User