Give of your heart

Saffron-robed monks are a familiar sight across Cambodia and every morning the monks can be seen on their alms rounds, collecting worldly nourishment for themselves (and very often those in need) while allowing the givers to acquire spiritual merit (in return for food the monks chant a prayer and bless the people who give the alms).

Dating back to Buddhism’s beginnings in India the practice is a solemn and important ritual, and a one that I think many around the world could learn from.

“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart”

Arab proverb

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