“I will give you 1$. In return, you give me 100,000$. It’s a fair deal.”
No doubt, you scoff and walk away. “How the heck is that fair?”
Later, you visit a temple. You pray, “Dear God, I’m heading for the most important job interview of my life. This is going to be a career defining moment. Please make sure that I get the job.” And then in the donation box, you put 1$ and leave.
Notice the disconnect?
We expect others to be fair to us, but when we ask for divine intervention, we are not ready to give up proportionately.
Life works on the principle of karma. Action = reaction. We need to give, if we expect to receive. And we are always expecting to receive something or the other isn’t it? This in addition to all that we have already received, since the day we were born.
This is not about putting 1$ or 100,000$ in a donation box. The money is only a substitute for the many resources we can give up or share, including energy, time, effort, likes, tears, intent, passion and compassion among other things. Let us be fair.