Gita about Giving - "A book for every human in every
country who might belong to any religion . The Gita Doctrine is
beyond Religious and National boundaries. "
datavyam iti yad danam
dese kale ca patre ca
tad danam sattvikam smrtam
Which means -
Charity given out of duty, without expectation of
return, at the proper time and place, and to a worthy person is
considered to be in the mode of goodness
yat tu pratyupakarartham
phalam uddisya va punah
diyate ca pariklistam
tad danam rajasam smrtam
which means -
But charity performed with the expectation of some
return, or with a desire for fruitive results, or in a grudging
mood, is said to be charity in the mode of passion.
When you decided to give something it already belongs to him/her
but the moment you start to expect any kind of benefits in return
for what you gave you loose the blessings you deserve for the charity
you made.Please Never ask your self why i spent so much money after
you have done it and dint got any benefits that you expected.
adesa-kale yad danam
apatrebhyas ca diyate
tat tamasam udahrtam
Which means -
And charity performed at an impure place, at an
improper time, to unworthy persons, or without proper attention
and respect is said to be in the mode of ignorance.
Contributions for indulgence in intoxication and gambling are not
encouraged here. That sort of contribution is in the mode of ignorance.
Such charity is not beneficial; rather, sinful persons are encouraged.
Similarly, if a person gives charity to a suitable person but without
respect and without attention, that sort of charity is also said
to be in the mode of darkness.
BhagavatGitas above words can even be useful for morden worlds
charity organisations and individuals who are interested in giving
Give with respect and love, and to give in plenty. That is the
spirit. Giving is good; and if the gift is given with a good heart,
with out expecting any thing in return its a act of reaching spiritual
highness and true humanity.
But you must be very careful about how and where your resources
or money is spent and whom it reaches.
Well, if you wish to do charity only to the deserving person, then
keep that money and do not use it, or go and find the deserving
person. Do not use it for yourself, but give it. You will immediately
find there are many deserving persons in this world but dont keep
on saying that no one deserves to get.If you have this attitude
you will never be able to enjoy the eternal hapiness one gets by
involving himself in charity.
Back to home page of starsai.com