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What is the best gift we can give to others?

Posted on: July 22, 2010

There was a wise man who was teaching to his followers. He said: “Always give some gift to your fellows. This will bring happiness and joy to you and at the same time, it will increase harmony and love”.

One of his followers asked: “What if we have no money to buy a gift to give”?

The wise man responded:

“Can’t you give your SMILE to your fellows?”

Are we ‘giving’ smile to our fellows?

Deepak Chopra explains in his book:”The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” that the second law of success is the law of giving. He explains that the alternative word for money is ‘currency’ which comes from the latin word ‘currere’ which means ‘to run’ or ‘to flow’. Therefore, if we stop the circulation of money, if our only intention is to hold on to our
money and hoard it, we will stop its circulation back into our lives as well!!!!

In order to keep that energy coming to us, we have to keep the energy circulating. Like a river, money must keep flowing, otherwise it begins to stagnate, to clog, to suffocate and strangle its very own life force. Circulation keeps it alive and vital.

The author states: “Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple: if you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation; if you want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. In fact, the easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. This principle works equally well for individuals, corporations, societies, and nations. If you want to be blessed with all the good things in life, learn to silently bless everyone with all the good things in life”.

Here are three suggestions from Deepak Chopra on applying the law of giving in daily life:

(1) Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring other people a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.
(2) Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment, or a prayer.
(3) I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation, and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy, and laughter.

So, what is the best gift you can give to others? Take part in the poll:


4 Responses to "What is the best gift we can give to others?"

[…] Appreciation—smelling the roses: Be grateful and notice small things in life which provide you happiness and be appreciative. […]

I remember a saying of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him), “Smiling is also Sadqa (form of good dead that prevents misfortunes)”.

P.s. I would request readers to give the better definition of Sadqa.

Very precious thoughts, it really works..
thanks Malik Sir,,

Malik thanks for sharing beautiful thoughts.

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