binocular wrote:But was a Dhamma book ever given to you specifically, without you asking for it or even having any previous interest in the Dhamma at all - like a person approaching you personally and giving you a Dhamma book just so, out of the blue?
No, and I've never thought of it this way.
My mind is clearly immature in regards to this subject for whatever defiling reason. Given all of your compassionate advice and my reflection upon it, I've come to the conclusion that you're right. The Dhamma should not be shared haphazardly as though it were some common good.
Thank you all for turning my mind around.
I still would like to get them some inspiring and positive gifts that like the book Ven. Pesala recommended. Does anyone have any other recommendations? Especially along the lines of film because everyone loves film. I'm getting gifts for American relatives in their 40's and 50's and their kids who range from 12-17 years old.