I had re-shared the quote above on my Google Plus account. Discussion with a few friends inspired me to create a small post here. I feel you are right when you say that this is not the thing in your experience. I feel many of us have experiences quite contrary to what is written in this quote.
Still, I have a complete faith in the teaching. I feel this quote is the result of teachings of many seers, mystics, saints and sages. Why we judge it to be not so true? We do so because most of the things we judge based on our own limited experience. Which is the most reasonable and logical thing to do. But minds have limitation, reasoning has limitation. Leap of faith is diving deep based on a strong intuition where reason might suggest otherwise and you come out stronger, more fulfilled and alive!
We might use an analogy here. Suppose you are watching a TV series which has 100 episodes. You don’t know how many episodes are there, when it started and when it’s going to end. You start judging right and wrong based on just the 5 episodes you have seen. You think it is all there is to it. You have become convinced about right and wrong, about heroes and villains and about your philosophy of life. Now, if someone shows you all the episodes, chances are that all your notions will be shattered and you will feel that you were under a great illusion because of a limited vision.
Another thing to take into the account is–you don’t receive back in the same form you give. Life and God are infinitely vast mystery. They work in unfathomable mysterious ways. You might not receive from the same person, you might not receive when you were expecting it, you might not receive back quite in the form you were expecting, but receive you will and must for such is the law of nature and life. Life is one. Nature is one. Reality is one. Duality is temporary and hence whatever you give, you give to yourself and hence you are bound to get what you give!
Seers and sages see with the eyes of God. Their vision is infinite and compassion unlimited. Their teachings are a call for all of us. They call us to take the leap of faith and it does need a little courage but then if you do, a profound conviction emerges and you get connected to source of all life and you also start seeing what they see and all illusions and limitations disappear!