story of a king in India
he gave everything in his possession to the
people, they could come and take whatever
they wanted. Everyone came and took this.
They wondered about the lamps, and took some
jewelry. Some people tried their clothes on
and some people took the cutlery or silver
or golden vessels, anything like that. Everyone
was so happy to take something of their own
taste, and they thought their possessions
were very beautiful and precious treasures
from the king. But they only had one or two
things of his whole possessions, but not all.
One girl, she came straight to the king, and
she said, "I want you." And everything
belonged to her - the whole kingdom and the
same thing happens to us when we only want
God and nothing else; everything else will
belong to us, definitely, hundred percent.
I'm living proof."
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Munich,
Auguest 18, 1995 (Originally In English)