Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration

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The Art of Giving – Borun and His Shawl

Apr 23, 2014 at 6:23 PM PDT

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This is a simple story from my mother, who lives in Kolkata, India.  It illustrates a basic point of the Art of Giving – when we give to others, that generosity of spirit returns to us manifold.

Shobha is my mother’s maid.  She and her husband, Borun, live in a nearby poor neighborhood. They live a very modest life in a one-bedroom home with a thatched roof. They struggle to survive; they brought up their kids with barely enough to eat.

Borun makes a living by selling flowers for worship …