I just wanted to add another perspective to this story. This is from Vedanta. It says, no one gives away anything for anyone. The person who gives, is giving because he/she/they feel happy after the giving.
So, when the lady gave half of the pomegranate, she did it because she wanted to accumulate the good Karma, so she might have a better re-birth.
So, no giving is selfless 🙏🏽
I think whatever we receivefrom the Mother Nature is always in abundance. For example, right now when I go for my nature walks, I feel so much gratitude while looking at the beauty around me! So many different colors of fall! Such clear and beautiful skies! I see birds and squirrels justfinding enough to eat so they could survive! As I heard from Mooji, "Life takes care of life"! I see it so clearly around me every single day!
Nothing can be more rewarding then just admiring the beauty as life unfolds every single morning!
I am entering into this vast ocean right now. I usually don't add people on Facebook if I don't know them but since I started the Buddhist path and listening/meditating Buddha's teachings about having a open heart I am trying to check my own fear. It's opposite to what I learned from my culture conditioning. I was taught not to trust strangers. But if I have to move forward on this path I need to cultivate a loving kindness heart for all beings without any judgements and exceptions. I am still not sure if it's ok? But I need to take this risk so I can become a part of this ocean and lose this mind made Self.
May all beings be peaceful 🙏🏽