I am never spontaneous where charity is concerned; in fact, I am very specific and deliberate about it. But, the impact of Black Lotus on my behavioural aspects has been tremendous.
Yesterday, I was commuting to office by an auto. Since people travelling longer distances are few and far between in these times of lockdowns, the auto driver was happy to have me. On the way, he started chatting about the tough times and the issues he was facing. He shared that he was disturbed as it was his son’s birthday, and he did not have enough money in his bank account for a small celebration. His friends being in similar situations, were unable to help him. I became alert to the possibility of performing a RAK but did not give him any inkling of my thoughts. When we reached the destination, I handed over double the fare to him. He was completely taken aback and looked at me with gratitude. Although it was not sufficient for a celebration, it met some part of his requirement. I was happy to see the change in my behaviour.
Never underestimate the power of sustained kind acts.
~ Black Lotus User