Empty handed…

Giving-hands

We are born empty handed…. and we die empty handed… and that’s true for every single being on the planet… Then how can there be any comparisons?

What we have “in between” is just a phase… and we eventually have to give everything away…Then why do we have to compare what is transitory?

I know and you know and we all know …. that in the beginning and in the end, we all are going to be EQUAL… in our own eyes and in God’s eyes… Then how does it matter if someone has 5 houses or 10 houses or a million dollars…

We start with 0 and we come back to 0.

In fact, to be honest, even during every second of our life, we own NOTHING…

We have just come into this world… to give… to serve… to help… to guide…

We are MEDIUMS through which the work is taking place… We are CHANGE AGENTS…

What we think is ours…. is not actually ours… It belongs to this world… and it will stay in this world… even after we are gone…

Why do we have this competition then?

How can we say that someone who has studied at a prestigious institution is more knowledgeable than someone living in a village… Maybe that villager has had more “educational experiences” in his life… through his hurdles and roadblocks..

How can we say that one person is a better human being than another when NO ONE… Absolutely NO ONE… has a FULL VIEW of anyone else’s life! There is no SCALE to measure anyone’s REAL worth…

No one knows “everything” about anybody…

Even if we read someone’s autobiography… we only get a glimpse of his life through our own perspective… our own view…

The world is a reflection of our thoughts and state of mind…

Actually, we all are just “borrowers”… we borrow “Essentials” from this planet to live and survive and then we have to give everything back when we leave…

While we are using some things, we “assume” they are ours, but actually they are not.. they never were…

If we believe that we have only come into this world to serve…. and not to accumulate…. then everything seems like a blessing….

But if we believe, we have only come into this world to consume and accumulate…. then our hunger never ends… and then “Greed” has no limit…

We are not entitled to anything…. and if we remember that… it helps us remain humble and truthful to our work…

We need to give as if “We never owned it in the first place”…. then that is “true giving…”

These days I read about the plight of migrant workers in India, who are traveling bare footed and empty stomach from one city to another… for hundreds of kilometres in India… It’s extremely sad to see their situation… their suffering and pain… especially the little kids… who are just being taken from one place to another….without food…

Can’t we all be thankful for what we have? Can’t we try to say…”No, thanks!” when someone gives us more than what we need… Maybe it will in turn go to someone else…

Can’t we just remain happy and content with life?

Can we not remember that the real valuables we can give to our kids are not gold and silver but rather the values based on which they will lead their life…

Can we all instill a spirit of “giving” in ourselves and say that “When I join my new job, I am going to try to give as much as I can”…”without expecting anything in return”

“When I join a new course, I will try to give to my fellow classmates as much as I can…”

OR

“When I get up tomorrow, I will try to give to my family as much as I can”

WITHOUT THINKING WHAT I GOT IN RETURN….

Do you remember that game…”Pass the parcel…”…. When we play that game, nobody focuses on the parcel… but rather on the process of passing it along… because that is more fun! Nobody owns the parcel in the game!

Let’s try to pass a little more laughter, a little more cheer, a little more happiness, a little more kindness to our fellow human beings… a little more love to our fellow human beings…

Let’s remember that we have to leave empty handed… so let’s not CRAVE for anything… and just try to be happy….with whatever life gives us…

Let’s not stop working but rather focus on the “actions” rather than the fruits of those actions… as the “Bhagawad Gita” says….

Let’s enjoy the sunshine when it’s sunny and the rain when it’s rainy…. Let’s face the storms with a little more dignity and strength… Let’s all be united… Let’s all believe in God…

Let’s all give all that we can…. and then leave empty handed… because that is the way to go…

 

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