The Messiah Vol 1 ~ 10
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|date & time
|13 Jan 1987 am
|Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
|Available, duration 2h 30min. Quality: good.
|Available, duration 2h 35min. Quality: good.
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- Reader of the sutras: Sw Anand Vimal.
- The sutra
- Then said a rich man, speak to us of giving.
- And he answered:
- You give but little when you give of your possessions.
- It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?
- And, tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the over-prudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city?
- And what is fear of need but need itself?
- Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable?
- There are those who give little of the much which they have -- and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.
- And there are those who have little and give it all.
- These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.
- There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
- And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.
- And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;
- They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
- Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes he smiles upon the earth.
- It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding;
- And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.
- And is there aught you would withhold?
- All you have shall some day be given;
- Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'.
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