Letting Go

How easily do you think you would give away something you have, to someone who you see needs it more than you?
How easily would you give away something you have, to someone who needs it more than you?
How easily would you let yourself see that that someone needs what you have, more than you?
How easily would you be willing to give and let go?


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  1. just as easily as that someone is not willing to accept...
    depends! being on the other side is more difficult i'd say...obv u hav ur beliefs..

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  2. Hmm...wow! That indeed might be true, being on the other side being more difficult.

    To take or not. To accept or not. Reminds me of this Krishna-Sudama story where Uddhava ridiculed Sudama as to how he was so dependent on Krishna and how Krishna was generous enough to look after his poor friend.
    Hurt his self-respect it sure did! And off Sudama went with his wife and four kids out into the jungle deciding to never take any help from Krishna. As he went along, getting food got difficult not to mention all the other difficulties of trudging along in the wild. Seeing his friend suffering especially his kids and wife going hungry, Krishna couldn't bear it and he kept taking different forms of say a local thekedaar or a local villager to offer them food and each time as Sudama got almost convinced to receive it, he discovered it was just Krishna in another form and refused any help from him. Thus he went on suffering and eventually they reached a village where again no one was ready to offer food to the brahmin family; things came to such a pass that his eldest child noticed a lady rolling out hot steamy chapatis and while she went away to get something, this little child stole some chapattis and ran to feed his younger siblings crying out of hunger. The villagers all got behind them and threw curses at the family and were heating up ready to get violent to throw the family out of their village; and just then in comes our very own awesome Krishy to the rescue, riding a cart in the form of a trader and enquires into the situation. After listening to the villagers he reprimanded them on treating a Brahmin family so badly and forcing a helpless child into stealing. Things calmed down, apologies were passed around and as the square cleared, Sudama realised that this saviour was indeed his very own childhood friend who he was pushing away over and again and out poured tears of gratitude mixed with shame and guilt. Krishna only smiled at his innocent friend and asked him how did he think it was possible for him to refuse any help from him when he resided in every particle of the Universe, in the fruits that grow on the trees, in the grains growing in the fields, in the rains pouring from the sky and as he said that Sudama started noticing everything around him set aglow with the essence of Krishna. This is the story that actually opened my eyes and made me see that it was okay to accept help and that in expecting something to come in a particular form, we were pushing away exactly what we were asking for! It's all Universe, it's all our very own mischievous Krishy!

    The funny thing is that I was going to type something entirely different- I'd read a line (Can't recall where and by whom)that essentially said - Instead of letting go, one would rather embrace it all!

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    1. honestly this story made no sense to me...its selfish i feel....if u want to help so desperately u must be grateful that the other accepted...(i dont know if u got what m saying)

      if u notice someone donating something to someone (and imagine urself in both place one by one)...u will realize that the donor is selfless but the receiver is strong....to give u need a strong soul...but to receive u need a stronger soul....not because its almost an act of beggin and that it affects your self-respect...but, to accept u must detach your soul from the last things related to ur physical being..the attachment of ur soul to ur own existence in society...

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    2. i know its mad wat i jus wrote! but dats da way i feel..

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    3. I got exactly what you are saying. What you have described above is quite true! No madness. And that's what I felt the story essentially illustrated.

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  3. letting go is easy coz m detached n to ask for, or to accept something i need desires(which i dont have!)

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    1. To not have desires. Could that be a desire too?

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    2. the whole world desires to not have desires coz that frees u off greed....all i know is its peaceful but i dont know wat to do of this peace...

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