The first time I was a guest to TIMS, Taiping, I was given the opportunity to offer the monk a drink served on a small round tray.
The moment a monk sat down, I was ushered to kneel to make the offer. The Venerable took the drink from the tray and put the cup on the table. Then, he reached out for the tray, which I held on tight as I did not expect him to do so. He smiled at me and tried the second time to get the tray, which I let go this time.
When I saw him using the tray to cover his alms bowl only I realised that I was actually holding on to the cover which was used as a tray… LOL!
This CNY, the 2 big sisters and I were being given the same opportunity to offer the dana. Since I am now an expert to this, I advised the 2 big sisters not to hold on to the tray….. just let go! (^.^)
The past 2 years in the Dhamma, I have learned to let go of things and people I am attached to.
The less we are attached to anything or anyone, the freer we are in our life.
We came into this life without them and shall leave without them too
So, let go …