A Woman on Her Way to Draw Water Pauses to Admire the Evening Sky and the Glories of Nature

A woman at a lotus pond stops to admire her surroundings

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Giving a gift begrudgingly in return for another gift is, of course, mere barter. Many families barter their way through life in this way, thinking they are giving. But such gifts are cold, the fulfillment is empty, and the law of karma pays discounted returns.
—Gurudeva