Winter: A Woman Applies Herbal Oils to Her Dry Skin

Amid a backdrop of snow-clad hills, fields of sugar cane glow green in the evening light while a woman cares for her skin.

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