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Topic: Reward (09/27/04)

TITLE: Reward is to ward off Expectations
By sharmila sanka
09/28/04

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To Ward off the attitude to receive something in return is true reward. selfless love expects nothing in return. it is always giving and forgiving not getting and forgetting. Human being acquired this human birth due to his merits and it is his duty to live up to it. The concept of ‘Reward’ comes to mind only after the word ‘Expectations.’
Expectations are imaginations or thoughts on our part that the other person whom we do respect, love or care fulfils them undoubtedly.Nothing is wrong in having expectations. After all, life is an ‘Ocean of Expectations’ to an Optimistic man.He hopes his friends, dear and near to play a vital and encouraging role in his dramatic life.But when his expectations shatter when not fulfilled by them, he goes down to the level of utter disappointment.He goes to extreme ends thinking he should not expect anything from any person in the whole world.He slowly acts as a break to his good relationship with his friend and from then onwards misunderstanding occupies both their hearts and minds with pride.Misunderstandings are always waiting to be happened.
Is it wrong not to live up to another’s expectation?When one person has the right to expect from others, doesn’t the other person have the liberty to forbid himself from doing certain things?Afterall,life of a man is always towards and for freedom and choice.
Every experience should be a lesson.Every lesson should be an addition to our miraculous chapter of life.Only then will the book of Realization occupy a little place in each and every heart in the world spreading happiness throught out.One’s expectation need not be a necessity to the other. Expectations leads to disappointment. So true reward is not to expect anything in return, but still perform your duties..
The reward one can give as a child to his mother is love in return. Child's caring words and love are all those that matter to parents.
God created human being who was full of love, sympathy and compassion and purity himself. So it is man's duty to offer himself to God as a reward by being and becoming pure and selfless love. This is his greatest reward he could ever give to God.
Serving hands are holier than the lips that pray. So involve in service to society. That service should be selfless and without a motive to receive reward. that is the true reward God expects from humanity. Riches do not reward oneself with happiness. It is selfless service and love which crowns oneself with the rewards of ultimate happiness.


Member Comments
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Teresa Lee Rainey10/04/04
The reward of happiness comes from serving others in love. That is a great reward.
Melanie Kerr 10/07/04
"Every lesson should be an addition to our miraculous chapter of life." That is a lovely phrase. One point about formatting - my typing teacher always used to reccommend two spaces after a fullstop to encourage the reader to take a breath!
L.M. Lee10/08/04
reminds me of a comment from a friend's book... if it isn't inconvenient....it isn't service.