One need not to be very rich to give something back to the society, rather one must be poor to know the luxury of giving. Charity is an important tenet in every religion because compassion is essential for every human being. ‘Daan’ in Hinduism and Buddhism, ‘tithe’ in Christianity and ‘Zakat’ in Islam uphold the philosophy of giving. One must understand that “Happiness does not result from what we get, but from what we give.” Giving is not always giving only material goods which are just one form of generosity. It is rather an attitude for “Being kind, attentive and honest in dealing with others; offering praises where it is due; giving comfort and advice where needed and simply sharing with some one – all these are forms of generosity and these do not require any particular level of material wealth.” That is what we mean by ‘Art of Giving’. Let the ‘Art of Giving’ as a value be inculcated in every heart, because we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
One day, in 1969, very early in the morning, about 5.00 A.M. a small boy, about 4 years old, could not understand why all of a sudden members in the family burst into a loud wail and looked crestfallen.
Quoting immortal words of the great saints of India, the author has tried to elucidate that all things are ephemeral and perishable in this world but the divine bliss achieved through regular spiritual practice.... Read More...
"Giving education to the deprived is like giving sight to the blind."
- Shri Achyuta Samanta
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
- Albert Pike (Author of "Above Life's Turmoil")
"He who has not learned how to be gentle, or giving, loving and happy, has learned very little, great though his book-learning and profound his acquaintance with the letter of Scripture may be"
- James Allen (Author of "Above Life's Turmoil")
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
- Audrey Hepburn
"The pain reflected in a mother's eyes noticing how much her son suffers brings us to fight to give wellness that allows us of thinking and hoping for a hopeful life and a better future."
- Paul Chehade (Author of "Above Life's Turmoil")
"Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself."
- Wilfred A. Peterson
"Have goodwill to all that lives, letting unkindness die, and greed and wrath, so that your lives be made like soft airs passing by."
- James Allen
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