posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 03:47 AM
originally posted by: smithjustinb
a reply to: arpgme
If all is one. Giving is receiving.
Yes. Giving is receiving because when you give to others, you give to yourself. All is one, but all do not know that yet. This wisdom leads to
empathy, love, and giving. Giving is generosity and charity, and charity gives feelings of love, support, family, community, and love.
Here is Chapter 77 of The Tao Te Ching talking about how giving is balance (and is The Way of Heaven):
"The Way of Heaven is like pulling the string of a bow. When it is pulled upward, it is released and goes downward. When it is pulled downward, it
is released and goes upward. The Way of Heaven gives from what has more than enough to give to what does not have enough. The Way of people is not the
same. It gives from what does not have enough to give more to what already has more than enough.
When you give, you are giving to all (which means that you are giving to yourself and giving to others). Giving is balance and love. There is a verse
in the Bible where Jesus says "what greater love is there than for a man to lay down his life for his friends?" (John 15:13). Giving is love.