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 king himself.
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, Germany
Auguest 18, 1995 (Originally In English)