Do you believe if you are so generous to others, you will get ten times in return ?
This one is the beliefs among Muslims as Al-Qur'anulkariem says and supported by Nabiyullah Muhammad Salallaahu 'Ailaihi Wasallam that being generous to others especially the ones who need and the poors; you will be blessed many advantages in your live. If you some experience or testimony dealing with this matter, maybe you can share it with me.....!
As a generous person, I would say you don't receive it in a materialistic way but in a self worth way. Just knowing and feeling that you did something nice for someone else is a good feeling. I'm not of Muslim faith but I do belief it to be true. I am considering being at the soup kitchen for the homeless on Thanksgiving day.
It's so nice to see that Silent Magenta. It will be much better if we can do it not only once in a year; maybe take it to monthly or once in two or three month...!
I hope I have enough time to do 3xs a month.
Generosity with the expectation of getting something in return is he same as not giving at all. Both are selfish attitudes.
You need to give without any self-concern whatsoever -- no expectation of any return. You have to love the other person as yourself and to wish for them everything that they desire. When you do this, the greater "you" (God) receives for all of its parts (you, him, her).
The difference is in the attitude. One is called Ego (self-concern); the other is called Altruism (Love).
When I have experienced this, miracles happened, like those of Moses parting the sea and Peter walking on water. Forgiveness of the assaults of others became effortless and forgetting their trespass became natural, because I had taken 100% responsibility for their actions.
Even the "self worth way" that SilentMagenta talks about is self-ish (self-concerned, egoistic). Even those who give anonymously and receive self-satisfaction are being egoistic and destructive.
For most, the needed transformation cannot happen all at once, but they must take each selfish desire and convert it into an altruistic, selfless desire.
For those who are ready for such a spiritual transformation -- what Jesus called being "born again" of the spirit, the following short video might be of interest.
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