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    On Nov 6, 2015 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

     An organic gift is an offering from the heart.It has no conditions, expectations and attachment to its outcomes. In the Bhagavad Gita, such a gift is called Karma Yoga that creates a union between the giver and the receiver. Giving becomes receiving.My daily gifting is mostly organic.. It is effortless. It is natural. It is fulfilling. It nourishes my heart. It enlivens me and brings blessings to my life. Such gifts do not have to be big.I do small acts of kindness with love such as holding a crying or a sad child in my hands, smiling at someone I run into, cleaning pots and pens in the kitchen and spending time with others who are suffering.

    When I overstretch myself and do more than I can, it drains my energy. I am learning the art of operating within my limits. I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. I do not call it selfishness. I call it enlightened self caring..

    I also encounter may people in my life who offer such organic gifts. I am very grateful to them.Let me conclude with the simple yet profound saying by Mother Teresa:

    Three things in human life are important:
    The first is to be kind.
    The second is to be kind.
    The third is to be kind.

    May we let the milk of kindness flow from our heart!

    Jagdish P Dave






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