Episode8 Generosity

We had been on the North India tour with our Ashrams when one Bus broke down…. Because the buses were overloaded with people’s baggage, music equipment, and too many passengers…

So what, we had to sleep but where and to find a place for 300 people…? Still, we had been in Kerala only 800Km distance from the Ashram.

After many phone calls, we got invited to stay at a Cotton factory…

The laborers gave their accommodations to us.

Imagine the huts were about 15 square meters big and accommodated about 5 to 7 people… 10 Ashram-people for each hut, we were used on that. – Plenty of space for us.

In the middle of this premise is a luxury house decorated with marble and granite tilts, swimming pool…

I was so disgusted by the exploiting of the laborers. And then the owner came with a big Mercedes, stopped in front of me and invited me to his house … I could not and rejected politely his offer.

I turned away, even I didn’t have any food for the rest of the day (I am eating only uncooked food).

So what, I left the premise and asked where is the next village located?

The guide said it is 15Km distance but he can ask the staff to bring me to the village… I said stubbornly, “Don’t bother for me, I can walk” even it was very hot…

After 500m walk, a motorcycle stopped and asked me where I am going… I said I want to go to the next village and buy some bananas…

He said: “No problem, I will bring you to our village and we will serve you well…

We drove to his village and it was so poor, I hardly could see any bananas or vegetables. And normally you see in Indian, every small teashop is selling bananas…

I thought the best is to go back and not to eat than to eat anything from the poor people…

But, how could I reject the invitation of the poor people…? This would be even worse!

And then we went to every shop and collected every banana and vegetable and he asked is it enough… I could not stop him until I got every banana and cabbage, for free.

I felt so guilty and had a bad consciousness. Hardly, I could stop me to cry.

He invited me to a tea special for me without sugar… And brought me back… I thanked him, thanked God and gave my blessing to him and his village.

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