What are the most precious gifts we can be given?
According to the Indian tradition there are 4 jewels or gifts of great value-
1. The Human Life. This is only the result of very good karma
2. Spiritual Inclination. We may have a human body however only some people are given this gift to seek what is real
3. Spiritual Companions. We may have the spiritual inclination to seek however to have companions on our journey is a precious gift
4. Spiritual Teacher. We may seek and have companions however only the very blessed find their spiritual teacher.
If we are simply alive we have been blessed
If we have a spiritual inclination we are doubly blessed
If we have spiritual companions for our journey we are triply blessed
If we have a spiritual teacher as well we are exceedingly blessed.