“What I don’t get positive karma for charity?”

@id_peace (7609)
Singapore
May 22, 2018 7:06pm CST
This is something that I read and I will like to share. Once a king in the east had build many food storage place and during a famine, he opened them up to help the victims. He felt proud and pleased of himself that he decided to send people around his kingdom to sing praise of the act. One day he met a renounced monk and invited him for a feast. During the feast, the monk thanked him for the good deed. The king was very pleased and asked if he had accumulated lots of positive karma? The monk said nope he did not accumulate any positive karma. “What? I did perform good deeds for charity and I have no positive karma? What’s wrong with you?” The monk looked at him and replied “ You did a lot of good by helping the famine victims. But you also send your men around the kingdom to praise the act. You only think about getting the rewards of good names which is why you did it.” The king was speechless and decided to change his ways. It is just like many of us here, we donated money and donated food then we post the act to the social media trying to get praises from the others. So like the king, we also not accumulating good karma cos the purpose of us doing good is to increase our social standings in the name of charity. I hope you all like this. Do let me know if you will want more of such threads. I have plenty of this to share. This will help everyone to improve our cultivation.
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@Sreekala (23605)
• India
23 May
If we do something then it must be selfless and without expecting any return. When giving, our mind and its thoughts does matter a lot. If we expect reward and praise then we never get any good result. In nutshell, if we do something with right hand then it must not aware by the left hand.
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
23 May
Yes best to be senile when it comes to the memory of the good deeds
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@Sreekala (23605)
• India
24 May
@id_peace I thought some one else replied, you keep on changing user name
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
24 May
I cannot decide which one do I want to use
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@ridingbet (57850)
• Philippines
23 May
the king was self-righteous. humility is something that he should have learned.
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
24 May
You are so right anot it
@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
24 May
You are so right about it
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@caopaopao (12377)
• China
23 May
A small story tells a great truth. I like your sharing very much, thank you!
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
3 Jun
Thank you so much
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@caopaopao (12377)
• China
4 Jun
@id_peace You are welcome, dear friend.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
23 May
I like this, CMI. It simply means, if you will help, do it privately and anonymously. Some people want credit and recognition that they have to post everywhere. There is a saying in the Bible: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” - Matthew 6:3.
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
23 May
I like what you quote so almost all religion teach the same thing
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
23 May
@id_peace Thank you, CMI. It is a very simple teaching but people do the complete opposite.
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@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
25 Jul
Very common in the social media. Seeing people do a lot of things just so they can post it and brag about it in social media. it was not truly something they wanted to do. They crave the attention, the praises of people around them. Thank you for sharing this story. =)
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
25 Jul
no problem welcome.
@marlina (76703)
• Canada
3 Jun
When I do something good, I don't publicize it.
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
3 Jun
I will try not to do that as well
• Philippines
23 May
I had the same experience, I made sure I do it next time out of my own will and support.
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
23 May
I will try to forget whatever good deeds that I do
@Paradon (2080)
• Pattaya, Thailand
23 May
I like that very much! As a practicing Buddhist I know that whatever I do, good or not too good will be paid back either in this life or the next. I don't ask for anything in return for what I do. It will just happen in time!
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@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
23 May
Indeed karma will be accumulated if you let it run naturally
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@jstory07 (69257)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 May
The King should have helped without shouting it around the world.
@id_peace (7609)
• Singapore
23 May
Yes but this was a proud king just like most people. I used to belong to this group roo