Chapter 2: Peaks beyond Peaks Unending
What you are experiencing and what you are doing is perfectly right. Sharing your experiences, your energy, your love, your blissfulness, is not an escape from them, neither is it a way to get rid of them. On the contrary, the more you share, the more you will have.
It is not the ordinary economics. In the ordinary economics you share and you lose; in the spiritual economics you share and you get more. In ordinary economics you have to be a miser, then only you can become rich.accumulate, never share. In the spiritual economics, if you are a miser whatever you have will be lost. It can live only if you share; it is a living experience. By sharing it continues a dynamic movement.
I have heard about a young man who had just received a great lottery prize, and he was immensely pleased. He stopped his car because a beggar was standing there. He used to stand there every day, but he had never stopped his car. But today was different. He gave him a note of one hundred rupees. The beggar laughed.
The man said, “I don’t understand. Why are you laughing?”
He said, “It reminds me.once I used to have my own car and I used to be just as generous as you are. I am laughing because soon you will be standing by my side. Don’t be so generous! Learn something from my experience.”
In the ordinary economics, the moment you give something, that much is less. But have you felt that by giving love you have less love? Or by sharing your joy, have you felt that your joy is a little bit less?
If you have watched, you will be surprised: by sharing, your joy is a little bit more; by loving, your sources of love are flowing more - you are juicier. By dancing.just to share yourself with your friends you will not find yourself losing something, but gaining something.
Don’t listen to other people. They know only about the ordinary economics. They don’t know anything about a higher economics, where giving is sharing and where not giving is very destructive.
The more you give, the more you will have, the less you give, the less you will have. And if you don’t give at all, you will not have anything at all.
But the people who are suggesting to you that this is not right are creating a problem in your mind about whether you are doing right or wrong. You are doing absolutely right. Do it with more totality, without any hesitation, and without holding anything back. Don’t listen to others. Listen to your own experience; watch your own experience - when you give, do you lose something or do you gain something? That should be the decisive thing, not people’s advice. The advice of others is dangerous..
When the Eisenbergs moved to Rome, little Hymie came home from his school in tears. He explained to his mother that the nuns were always asking these Catholic questions and how was he, a nice Jewish boy, supposed to know the answers?