I was visiting a temple near my house. A group of students was also visiting and were curious to know more about the temple. A girl in the group wanted to ring the temple bell, but one of the boys forbade her, saying that it wasn’t the right time. Hearing this, I intervened and told the girl to go ahead and ring the bell as anytime is perfect for worshipping the Divine. The girl smiled at me gratefully and went ahead with her worship of the Goddess.
After some time, a homeless person came close to me and started singing a song which I enjoyed so much that I joined him in the singing too. We sang for some time, and he asked for some money and a cigarette. Being aware that cigarette smoking is injurious to his health, I told him that I would buy him food instead. He agreed, so we went to a nearby hotel and bought some food and a water bottle for him. He ate the food and told me that I was a good boy. I, too, expressed my gratitude for his singing so well for me. We both were happy with the exchange,
A positive exchange of energy is always a cause for delight!
~ Pukar Acharya