Showing posts with label giving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giving. Show all posts

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Gift of giving II

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 then there are those who have very 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 I 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 Gods speaks, and from behind their eyes he smiles upon the earth.

Die Reise                                                                                                                             

Giving (I) Khalil

You give very 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 ?