Trees are immersed in the mood of service to all living entities without discrimination. They are compassionate.
This is the standard of a saintly person: to be like a tree, always willing to accept all kinds of inconveniences to bring happiness and relief to others.
A saintly person is not so concerned with his or her own problems, butis more concerned with others’ problems. If we do not care about others’problems, then we drown in our own problems, which are endless and which bring down our consciousness. But if we are concerned with others’ problems,then we don’t have time to think about our own problems.
– Radhanath Swami