In time the small dog came to feel that he was carrying the entire burden of the cart,and he wondered why the farmer gave so much attention to the bullocks. He thought, 'I am carrying the burden of this cart! Wherever we travel, it is over my back. More importance should be given to me!' A mad puppy.
Actually, nobody is carrying the cart; the Dhamma is carrying the cart. Nobody should feel, "I am the most important person, it is only because of me that the Vipassana centre functions properly. It is only because of me that the teaching is given, that Dhamma spreads."
You have been given the opportunity to serve in one way or another, and this should not become a cause of inflating your ego.
Come out of this madness of the ego! Understand that you are simply a vehicle, a tool, and Dhamma is doing its job. If you had not been given this responsibility, somebody else would have taken it and the work would go on. Dhamma is bound to spread now; the clock of Vipassana has struck (*1).
Nobody who serves Dhamma should think like that puppy. You should feel, 'It is Dhamma that is working, and I have a wonderful shelter, I am in the shadow of Dhamma. Good!'
May Dhamma grow. Keep on enjoying Dhamma by growing in Dhamma, under the shelter of Dhamma. May more and more suffering people round the world grow under the shelter of Dhamma, and come out of their misery through practice of Vipassana. May Vipassana be shared for the good of many, for the liberation of many.
Bhavatu sabba maṅgalaṃ
(*1) "The Time-Clock of Vipassana has struck..." - Rare audio recording of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, of his discourse on necessity to experience impermanence at level of bodily sensations (anicca) i,e. Vipassana meditation - the subtlest practical science of mind-matter to purify the mind. (26.5 min). Followed by Sayagyi U Goenka answering questions on Vipassana from Ram Singhji, the first assistant teacher appointed.