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For Whom Wealth Matters
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I quote from the Gospel of Wealth published twenty-five years ago. This then is held to be the duty of the man of wealth. First: to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him, and after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is strictly bound as a matter of duty, to administer in the manner which in his judgment is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community.
The man of wealth must become a trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience, and ability to administer. Those who would administer wisely must indeed be wise. For one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. It were better for mankind that the millions of the rich were thrown into the sea than so spent as to encourage the slothful, the drunken, the unworthy.
In bestowing charity, the main consideration should be to help those who help themselves. It provides part of the m Read more of this post
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JALA DAANAM This form of charity involves giving water with betel nut and dakshina to a brahmin, and it is done for wealth.
SHAYANA DAANAM Giving bed to a needy is done for general happiness.
VASTHRA DAANAM Giving clothes to needy will ensure a long life to the giver.
KUMKUM DAANAM When a woman donates kumkum, she ensures a long life for her husband.
CHANDANA DAANAM Donating sandalwood will prevent accidents
NAARIKELA DAANAM Donating coconuts will ensure that the last seven generations attain salvation
BUTTERMILK DAANAM Donating buttermilk will give you knowledge and enlightenment.
PADARAKSHA Donating slippers to the need will keep the giver away from hell.
CHATRA DAANAM Donating umbrellas on the other hand will help remove obstacles from the giver’s path
January 19, 2013 Leave a comment
Tomorrow is a Sunday and its pretty chilly too in the mornings these days. But if you make the effort you can take in the the Mumbai Marathon tomorrow morning.You can pick a spot on the route shown in the map ab0ve. Read more of this post