I come to the temple by walking with my bare foot. You come to the temple in your costly bike or car and then go inside barefoot.
I am wearing a dirty shirt and a torn shorts, covering my forehead with one hand to escape the sun. You are wearing a muddy colored t-shirt and a knee torn jeans with a cooling glass resting on your head.
I have a bigger bag bundle around my shoulder consisting of my required clothes and money, which I can take and go anywhere I want. You have a small wallet in your jeans with a couple of currency notes and credit cards. You lock everything in your vehicle and recheck it and then go to the temple.
When I ask for money, you ignore me and don’t even care to throw in some coins. But inside the temple, without anybody asking, you take out a 50 or 100 rupee note and drop it in the donation box.
I ask you to provide me with some money so I can eat for the night. You refuse that. You ask the god inside the temple to provide you with more money and fulfill your wishes. And you expect him not to refuse that.
I eat with my brothers and sisters together, not by blood but by the bond. I sleep on the vast earth as my bed and the dark sky as my blanket. I talk and enjoy and spend time with my family and friends and share what we have. But you live in a locked cage called your bungalow. You have no relatives or friends to speak with and spend the night. You and your wife sleep a lonely night. You don’t share anything and only keep on accumulating more and more.
And then finally, in the end, you label me as a beggar. You tell me to get out of your way and then you disrespect me. You condemn my begging and then you go and beg yourself inside the temple. I wonder who is the real beggar here? Or is there any junior, senior beggar post going on?
When will you realize the truth? We all are beggars. We have been given whatever we have, including materialistic and non-materialistic, by a greater power as an alms upon the poor and needy. Every human is always in need of more and asks more. So, everybody is a beggar by definition. The richest person is the one who is most satisfied and content with himself and the world.
So, without any disrespect or bad intention and with a healthy humor with a bit of truth, this beggar calls upon all my other beggar friends to have a beautiful chat under the stars and keep laughing and make others happy. Cheeriooossss…. 😁😄😊👍
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