Daan in Hinduism) as practiced today is not what it is supposed
to be! Most human beings distort the meaning of charity Daan. In
Hinduism right charity is one... the giver of which always remains
unknown. It has been rightly said that if the right hand gives charity...
the left must always remain unaware! Charity never demands advertising!
remember attending world philosophers' conference in 1997 at Pune.
It was there I came to know that institutions world over had so
much faith in Mr. Claes Nobel, the nephew of Alfred Nobel... the
man who instituted the Noble prize... almost hundred million dollars
was pledged with Mr. Nobel for the sake of charity to the needy.
wanted to know the means to the fund. One of the fund managers pointed out that
30% amount went to the kitty of the managers... is that charity what we really
practice in life! It is putting the whole institution to shame. Charity always
is a one-sided affair! Name and fame carry no meaning in the field of charity!
There are many who donate in charities with the condition that their name would
never be divulged to anybody.
is what is practiced by John Templeton foundation. They donate for a cause...
the welfare of the community and mankind is above all. They guidelines for all
donations are clear and fixed. Their charities truly are benevolent and for the
benefit of mankind! There is no room for misconceptions or misgivings! They mean...
what they say!
the contrary Bill & Melinda Gates foundation does charity for earning name
and fame! They have clearly spelt out on their web site that no religious donations
would ever be made. It is for the simple reason... they do not know whom to trust
in the maze of so many religious trusts world over... agreed! What of the field
of spirituality... the path of pure wisdom where I expect them to make sizeable
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
God in 1993 explains the concept of Give Charity. For more on Give Charity visit
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