Once upon a time in India, a Maharaja who was reputed to be very wise. It was 100 years old and the event was received with great joy, since everyone wanted to much to the ruler. Berkeley gathered all the information. A big party was organized in the Palace and they were invited to powerful lords of the Kingdom, and other countries. The day he arrived and a mountain of gifts are piled at the entrance of the Hall, where the Maharaja was going to greet your guests. During dinner, the Maharaja asked his servants that they separate the gifts into two piles: those who had sender and those who did not know who had sent them. At the time of serving desserts, the Maharaja ordered bring all gifts separated into two heaps. The heap of sender, those who had were hundreds of large and expensive gifts; and another heap, they were smaller, a dozen of present. The Maharaja began to pick up gift by gift of the first group and was calling those who had sent gifts.
Each one it did climb to the throne and said to him:-tea Thank you for your gift, but return you, and we are as before and returned him the gift, no matter what. When finished with that pile, approached another mountain of gifts and said:-these gifts have no sender. These yes I will accept, because they do not force me; and at my age, it’s not good debt. Everytime you receive something, you can be in your mood, transform that give a debt. If so, it would be better to not receive nothing. But if you are able to give, without expecting retribution, and receive, without feeling obligations, then you can give or not, receive or not, but you never feel that you are in debt with the other person. And, most importantly, nobody will never pay you what you should be, because nobody ever owe nothing. Do you feel debtor or debtor, to receive a present? This tale is recounted by Jorge Bucay and was transcribed and adapted by the y team you can hear the audio from this story at: original author and source of the article