Giving Selflessly!

Unless you’ve firm faith in the unity of everything you can’t give selflessly. You think you’re a person limited in space and time. This definition of yourself makes you act selfishly. You feel you are limited, isolated and this is a market where every-man-for-himself is the rule. You work hard to arrange possessions, entitlements and luxuries for yourself in hope of becoming happier but all you ever meet are illusory march posts on the way which tell you that happiness is just around the corner and you need to plod a bit more, strive a bit more. Your limited definition of self makes you work hard for limited self but it just increases your misery. Some of us think that the immediate family is part of our self and making it happy is what makes us happy. Family which is limited and related to us by blood takes precedence in everything. Now, you think, you are not selfish because you provide for family. But you provide for family and do favors only because you think they provide for you as well and they will be there for you when you need them. This is also limited self.

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Working to make family happier is better than living just for yourself. It’s less selfish still it’s selfish. It’s limited. It makes world a place where families are competing with each other. Movies and TV keep showing how important it is to live and die for families. Neighborhood families are jealous of each other and competing incessantly without showing their true feelings when they meet and put up happy faces. Then there is a class of people who take great pride in being patriotic. If you are for your own people you are truly great they think. There is nothing wrong with living for your family, your nation or community–but it will not make you happy. You will remain limited and keep chasing happiness. The nation as well as religious and ethnic groups are man made. They are all limited in nature. The reality is one indivisible whole. The limitations are proven to be illusory and temporary upon observing. There is nothing but thought which separates you from a table, an animal or another human being. There are infinite labels we have used to separate ourselves from each other: hindu, muslim, white, black, beautiful, ugly, intelligent, fool, indian, japanese and so on. These labels are useful in a sense that they help build communities and allow progress inside them in some domains, but ultimately they are man made divisions and not absolute.

Absolute reality is one wave which has everything inside it. An ocean which is made of all drops and its nature is awareness and you’re this awareness! You are this reality which is also called god, self or absolute. Unless you have firm faith in this realization, you can’t serve selflessly because all you will ever do will be for limited self of yours. This is simple to understand but you can spend all your life denying it, arguing against it, bringing science, logic and whatnot to refute it and chasing unhappiness. You are one with everything else because reality can only be one core. You can only know your own existence with any certainty. You are. So you can’t become ‘not.’ That which is really here, which never changes, this awareness can’t become non awareness. So you are not a person limited in time and space but rather absolute reality.

Giving others helps you break out of this shell of selfishness and bigger your understanding of self is more easily you can break out of illusion of being limited. If you don’t discriminate between humans, nations, families, religions, ethnic groups, castes and creeds(except for practical affairs: like you can’t hug a lion and kiss a snake normally) your heart will get expanded. This expansion of heart is giving energy out of the bubble of ego into your true self. You are moving towards realization of absolute truth which you had so far understood only intellectually. Since whatever you give you give only to yourself you ever feel blissful and happy. When you hoard for yourself you are strengthening the false self ( personality) and that makes you miserable no matter how much you collect, but when you give to others without discrimination and holding back you are truly giving to yourself. Only then you are truly giving to yourself because there is only one reality. This makes you happy. Truly blissful.

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67 thoughts on “Giving Selflessly!

  1. peace happy holidays, uplift and the best to you and thank you for the words and i truly feel where you are coming from and you always make the soul and the world a better place with your words and creatitivty. all the best to you. right on!

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    1. Dear Max, many thanks for your kind words and blessings. I wish you, your family and friends all health, happiness and prosperity in new year 2016 πŸ™‚

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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  2. A fascinating ant thought-provoking post – and beautifully written, I can only agree that we are all one, and should not be separated by labels. So many of us need to embrace the greater community rather than family or nationality. We are, indeed, all part of one indivisible whole.

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  4. “When you hoard for yourself you are strengthening the false self ( personality) and that makes you miserable no matter how much you collect, but when you give to others without discrimination and holding back you are truly giving to yourself.” What can you recommend for others to do during this Holiday season to help one get more in touch with ones’s true self?

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  5. I’m glad you somehow dropped by on by blog and now I can connect also with you. Thought-provoking writing and although I am a passionate Christian I love your journey and where your thinking takes you.

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  6. I enjoyed your post. There was a lot to think about. It reminded me of an essay I read once about the trouble caused by the way we apply labels to things for convenience and then mistake the label for the thing itself.

    The writer felt that many of the problems in the world over things such as nations or races — or even scientific controversies such as whether a particular set of bones belong to one species of ancient homonid or another — result from not realizing that the boundaries between these things are not real but merely a naming convention. The reality, he said, is that everything merges seamlessly into everything else.

    Incidentally, I thought I was already following your blog but apparently I wasn’t. I’m not quite sure how that happened. I think I probably just see you around WordPress so often, I simply assumed I was already a follower!

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    1. “The reality, he said, is that everything merges seamlessly into everything else.”

      That is beautifully said. I completely agree with what he said and your comment is indeed beautiful, Bun πŸ™‚

      Thanks for following πŸ™‚

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks, Anand! I thought your post was making a similar point too, so I found it very interesting. It’s a way of thinking about the world that has some profound consequences for the way we treat the people, creatures and environment around us. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and visit. Yes, we are all one, ultimatley. There is just one source of everything and from that we come. We all merge into that source in the end.We are that source, this manifestations and that end as well.

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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        1. Maybe you read a comment by Miguel? lol πŸ˜€ He was using that as a term of endearment. Student of life–philosophically speaking–yes. But no assignments, no progress, nothing. I am retired for once and for good. πŸ™‚

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  7. The point of your article is well taken. We live in a world that strives for personal gain often at eachother’s expense. A true sense of community and society is slowly sacrificed for technological advancement. We are losing our principles upon which we built our foundations of compassion. This path leads to great loneliness and despair. Recognizing a problem exists is the first step toward finding resolution. We remain short sighted at this time in history.

    I enjoyed this post very much. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. I also think about those thinks often enough. Sometimes I feel this is the way of the world on this plane. This is how it is supposed to be: for a while darkness and then harmony and then again darkness. But I don’t know for sure. I have heard that there are planes of existence where perfect harmony exists. But present reality is all we have. I also feel that if some of us can appreciate kindness and practice it–all of us can do the same and it is certainly possible in our life-times. Even if it is not possible to have such a thing like perfect world–it is better to work as if you are in the one than otherwise for it certainly makes our lives richer.

      I read many of your beautiful remarks on Nena’s site and consider myself fortunate to have come across you today. Thanks for the visit and thoughtful feedback. I hope to stay in touch πŸ™‚

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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    1. I keep seeing your likes all along. Thank you so much for your support. I don’t see your posts in my Reader very often. Do you write rarely these days? Thanks for your kind words and support. God bless you!

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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    1. Ah, looks like you have me confused with the other Anand πŸ˜€ My parents are home. I have no dog or wife. Have a lovely week Sarah πŸ™‚ Yes it has been long since we discussed and I missed that. I hope you and Danny are feeling better now and preparing for Christmas delightfully!

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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  8. Wow Anand,
    That is an awesome realization. I have considered the same thing. Human beings were made to socialize with each other. We do not survive well when we are isolated from the world. Our society wants us to believe that individuality and personal accomplishment are what’s important in life. I rejected that idea a long time ago. I have a strong love and compassion for the human condition and that means every person I come in contact with can help me or be helped by me. You have helped me see the things stuck in my head by putting some of those things into words. Thank you for the enlightenment!

    Lynette

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    1. Dear Lynette,

      I have always enjoyed reading articles on your blog. You have a rare clarity of thinking. You are blessed to think like this and I am very glad to have come across you in the blogosphere. Thank you so much for all your kind words πŸ™‚

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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  9. Good Morning Anand, and thank you for your post! Very insightful comments. It’s important that we come to the realization that we’re here for a purpose, to do great things and not live in competition with others, or spend our lives being hateful to others for whatever reason. Have a wonderful day.
    Blessings, Crystal

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    1. Good morning Crystal πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your visit, reading and kind words. Indeed, what a pitiful way of living that is–to keep fighting and competing without having friends and loving each other. Peace is what we all need πŸ™‚

      Much appreciated!

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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  10. I don’t know, Anand, I believe in every thing you said, made my belief even stronger.
    I have read each and very word of your post. Its truly awesome.

    I know you are genius and you keep denying, that’s not good.

    Just accept it. You are full of wisdom.
    Love and light.

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    1. Good morning Sharma Ji πŸ™‚

      Your comment is so lovely early morning. In night when I finished writing the post I just recalled having read your post on Unconditional Love which I reblogged. So I realized that your post had actually subconsciously inspired this post. Thanks for the inspiration. We all keep inspiring each other. πŸ™‚ And we are all one reality so we are all made of light, love and bliss πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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        1. Oh why, we are both lucky to have found each other. This blogosphere is so full of wonderful friends like yourself. Everyday I find so much goodness, inspiration and encouragement. Thank you so much for being so kind. You are a truly beautiful soul with a pure heart πŸ™‚

          Love and light ❀ ❀ ❀

          Anand πŸ™‚

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  11. N.A.Martin

    Morning Anand, exquisite post. I found peace in the meaning of your words. You remind me of Mr Eckart Tolle, an author and spiritual teacher who wrote ‘A new Earth’ and ‘The power of Now’ . May you find peace in your day, warmly, Nicole

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    1. Dear Nicole,

      Good morning πŸ™‚

      I myself found his book Power of Now quite enlightening when I read it first in 2006. His teachings are simple and effective. Thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚

      Love and light ❀

      Anand πŸ™‚

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