Give And You Will Be Given!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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80 thoughts on “Give And You Will Be Given!

  1. I am an atheist, so I don’t interpret this quote through the work of god, as you do.
    I actually think it is probably not totally true while still being a rule of thumb worth living by.
    What I mean is, I agree with you when you explain why people probably misinterpret this quote too often ; that’s basically the confirmation biais. You will tend to see things confirming your point of view more than things invalidating your point of view. Hence the cynical not seing the positive consequences of his actions.
    And yet, I am pretty sure that the kind of equilibrium in this quote makes way more sense in a supra-human scale : the scale of life itself, of the astronomical scale, or another bigger. My point is that I don’t think you always get what you deserved from how you behaved, because some people’s life is just terrible, even if there is equilibrium in the set of all human lives.
    But, my final point is, we should still act as if the quote were totally true. We should do our best to deserve what we have that we don’t deserve yet, and keep deserving what we don’t have.

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  2. That quote is wonderful and many often forget it. “Compassion unlimited” is the way I like to see it. Not only because you will receive it in return, but because you will be credited for edifying someone else. The deeds that are not seen or recognized on Earth do not go unnoticed in the Heavens above:)

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    1. Indeed. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind remarks. You are certainly very wise. God’s all seeing eye takes account of everything, so it is to the wise to be kind, humble and generous. I wish you very best, Nena πŸ™‚

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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  3. This is such powerful and inspirational post ❀
    Words to live by, but many people are afraid of giving because they fear other will not treat them the same way or they will not receive anything in return

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  4. I believe this is right. When you give you might not receive immediately or from the same person but it always comes back. The world is a place of balance. You are amazing. I have nominated you for the interview challenge. This will appear on my site soon.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and interview challenge my friend. I will take the challenge. Please let me know what I will be supposed to do.

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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    1. Indeed Pam. More aware we are ore we can hear out the existence and God’s voice and appreciate his infinite favors. Thanks for making these discussions so beautiful always πŸ™‚

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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  5. I agree with you! It has been my experience. When I am kind and giving to a certain person and they are mean and angry back to me, I have to stop and think. Was I REALLY kind and giving or was I pretending? OR, maybe that person was having a really bad day or life and was incapable at that time to be kind and giving back. Or maybe God just needed me to stop and reflect….
    Good post!

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  6. The quote is beautiful, but I am not sure if I agree with it entirely. One can always treat another with love and respect and be truthful but just because they do that, does not mean that the person responding will react in similar fashion especially in today’s world! In an ideal worlld, that may work but not so much in this world.
    I enjoyed the post, you write from the heart and that is beautiful! πŸ™‚

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    1. I said this in the second last paragraph:
      It’s not necessary that love, happiness and truth come back to you in the same form, from the same person. This is most commonly misunderstood aspect of Karma. Thanks for reading and wonderful feedback. Love and light ❀
      Anand πŸ™‚

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  7. Yes, I believe give and you will be given. It may not be from the person with whom you had given something but something else will be given to you. However, if you are not given, still happiness is there, more than what we could really hope for. Thank you for a wonderful post.

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        1. Bertrand Russel once said :

          ” Fools(like me!) are always so sure of themselves, while wise people are so full of doubt.”

          ahem, ahem! Now you you know, you are always many notches wiser than me.

          More love and light,

          yeah right!

          Anand πŸ™‚

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    1. Indeed. It’s better to be more positive and have a bigger heart. Also, when you don’t give others what you don’t want to receive, it’s just a defense mechanism. It takes some courage and kindness to build-up true friendship and spread love. It never makes you feel bad if your faith in the inherent goodness of humanity is strong enough. Thanks for your kind words and this wonderful discussion, Meg.

      Always a pleasure.

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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  8. I think that it is not always true that because we give love others give it back to us some times we just make ourselves a target for those that want to hurt some one. But it is a lovely thought and we should always make this our policy to share our love, to love comes natural to some of us and for others it is difficult there heart is hardened sadly and they are unable to love, i think some times it is some thing lacking in them they perhaps can not help.

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    1. Yes, I agree. You are certainly wise. I feel God and life has mysterious ways. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanks for your wonderful comment and have a lovely day and a great week ahead.

      Love and light ❀
      Anand πŸ™‚

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    1. Indeed Sneha indeed. You get more of what you reinforce, is the first law of behavioral psychology; though this post talks more about giving positivity, love and compassion with an open heart so that it spreads and touches people πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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