A full stomach
Than an empty one…
Are we still
Not too rich –
When seeing people starving?
Those with full pockets
They are the ones
They are slaves
Of their own possessions…
Vibrant ups and downs
Collecting wisdom, truth
Stowing them into the backpack
Of the heart
Pathes become familar
Traps and dangers known
Inner worlds visible
How to share them?
Only those who know
Have eyes to see
And ears to hear
Others ogle with the mind
Cannot hear the truth
Of higher worlds above
But need their time, their way
Seeing is believing
Is knowing practically
Has no race with others
But humbleness and grace
Lonesome are the ways
The walks between the worlds
And those who know the land
Confirm, others not…
An excerpt from the book: “Morning Talks” by Sant Kirpal Singh
Selfless service is done in two ways. The first way is physical service. If somebody is sick, go and serve him. Shall I see somebody in need, hungry, naked, poor fellow? The Masters have always been for the poor, for the needy, to console them, to raise them up to the level of every man. If we do that, if everyone would share with others, there would be no poor in the world. Why are men so needy and hungry? Because we don’t share. So by sharing with others, our self expands. At the very moment of giving you feel a little joy within. That is the compensation you get, direct. But whenever you give, don’t give with the hope that you will have a return. Give for the sake of sharing with others. Sometimes we give for the reward that we will get in heaven. This is not the way, selfless giving is what is needed. This is one of the qualifications for one who would like to progress on the Spiritual way. So he is a man, who lives for others, who shares with others, with the needy, with the hungry, with those who are in very poor circumstances and cannot go on. What do we do? We feed our children very richly, while the children of our neighbours die of hunger. This is not what is wanted.
One of the Mohammedan saints, who happened to be a lady, once prepared to go to Mecca on pilgrimage. Mecca is a place of pilgrimage for Mohammedans and is located in Arabia. She had some money for the journey and as she was about start, she noticed some poor, hungry fellow in the neighbourhood. She gave away everything to him and so was not able to go to the place of pilgrimage. What was the result? An angel appeared to her and said that her pilgrimage had been accepted. You follow what is meant? The man who lives on his own earnings, earned by the sweat of his brow, honestly, and who shares with others, such a man only is fit to progress on the Spiritual way. Give not for the sake of compensation or return. Give for the sake of sharing with others. That is your duty towards your brothers and sisters.
A mother, whose children are hungry, will take out a morsel from her own mouth and give it to the children. She does not care for any return. So help others with that angle of vision, with that spirit. We give sometimes for show. That is only for name and fame. That charity is no charity. Christ said, “If one hand gives, the other hand should not know”. If one hand gives something, let not your other hand know about it. So this is what is meant by charity.
My dear friends all over the world
Life is a roller-coaster
We smile and are happy in good times
And we mourn and cry in bad times
When misfortune knocks at our door
Lets remember to be a beacon
For all lost ships in darkness
In doing so we overcome our own pain
Service and help are the features of light
To give and share unconditionally
To fight poverty and desparation
To bring people on their feet again
Words of hope can encourage
Deeds may reach lost hearts
Enlight their sad fate
To regain forgotten smiles
Let us put our heads and hearts together
Our hands in mutual service and help
To bring courage and strength
To those who suffer
Noone is foreign to us
We are all brothers and sister in Him
We all are one family – human beings…
Today’s eyes are watching
What presents are given
The higher the value –
The better the gift
Focus lies on the presents
Forgotten the real meaning
Burried under selfishness
Traditions with barbed hooks
Christmas – a family meeting
In exchange of giving and taking
Feast of filling stomachs
Exaggerated games of the mind
Assessed time to be happy
Beyond the market rush, shoppings
Let the peace flow into your thoughts
To give presents from your heart:
Kindness, modesty, respect, devotion
A priceless gift for everyone
Not just on these holy days
Then every day becomes holy
In memory of Jesus Christ
A celebration of the heart
Living Christmas days, harmony shared
Service to man, not service to our ego
With open hearts to spread love
Through sharing and caring
A gratitude in itself
To plant happiness in every eye
Christmas, a feast for everyone
As we all belong to one family: mankind!
Not in the sense of business
But as an affair of the heart
In this sunshine we all can meet, take a bath…
Day by day…
Dear Shanti Reddy, thank you so much for having nominated me for the “ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD”,
its an honour for me 🙂
Shanthi Reddy is a creative writer, using her experience mainly for short stories. She writes beautifully. Please, dear reader, go andcheck out her blog.
Seven facts about me:
1.) My Master Sant Kirpal Singh comes first in my life.
2.) Spirituality is my driving power (recognize myself, intention to weed out all shortcomings).
3.) To justify my being – in finding and living the purpose of my life.
4.) May the day come that I am free from wishes and attachments and ego.
5.) To be a selfless tool in the hands of God.
6. To do good without knowing the results (avoiding to be proud…)
7. According to my Master – goal of my life: do good, be good and be one
Thanks, dear reader 🙂
For all bloggers nominated here: Please, feel free to participate 🙂
All good wishes to the entire blogging family
Thankful to Manuela:
Dear Manuela, thank you for nominating me for the “Versatile Blogger Award”.
Have a great time
Referring to Manuela’s blog:
For people being interested in thoughts about love and life I would like to refer them to Manuela’s blog. Find out yourself what kind of lovely and interesting person she is.
RULES OF THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:
1.) Thank the bloggers who nominated you and share their links.
2.) Nominate at least 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.
3.) Also inform them about their nomination.
4.) Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.
7 Fun Facts about me:
1.) My Master Sant Kirpal Singh, Dr. Habhajan Singh and his wife Biji Surinder Kaur are the sense of my life as they have practically lived the higher values of life, of harmony, love and oneness in God’s creation.
2.) For me right understanding, love and honesty are the keys for living spirituality practically.
3.) I am a lacto-vegetarian.
4.) I like walking and hiking in the nature (same like Manuela).
5.) I love chocolate and ice-cream (same like Manuela).
6.) I do not smoke or drink any alcohol.
7.) Helping people is part of my character
Thank you my dear blogging friends. Have a good time in harmony and peace and feel just free in your decision to participate in this Blog Award 🙂
All the best