ਲ਼ਬੁ ਪਾਪੁ ਦੁਇ ਰਾਜਾ ਮਹਤਾ ਕੂੜ ਹੋਆ ਸਿਕਦਾਰੁ॥
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12/19/2017
19.12.2017

Mission Janchetna

The Mass Awareness Movement

Against Ignorance to create

Loving & Caring Humanity

.  Concept .

Charity

Charity has been defined and implemented thoroughly well in almost all religions throughout the universe. In Christianity, charity has been discussed twice; once in Liberality and secondly in Love.

Some popular definitions:

“Liberality to the poor and the suffering, to benevolent institutions, or to worthy causes; generosity.”

“Whatever is bestowed gratuitously on the needy or suffering for their relief: alms: any act of kindness.”

“Eleemosynary appointments[grants or devises] including relief of the poor or friendless, education, religious culture and public institutions.”

“An activity or gift that benefits the public at large.”

“A kindly and lenient attitude towards people.”

“An institution set up to provide help to the needy.”

“A foundation created to promote the public good, not for assistance to any particular individual.”

In Christian theology, charity means an unlimited loving-kindness towards all others. Islam has made charity obligatory through the institution of Zakah. Hindu scripture obliges the householder to step outside the front door before each meal to announce three times,” Any one hungry is requested to come and take meal. Sikhs have the obligation to spend one tenth of their income on charity.

In practice, most of us feel it charitable to offer meals to the hungry, contribute for the marriage of the poor, donate used or new clothes to the poor and give alms to a beggar. We offer valuables while visiting holy, religious places out of reverence or honor the vow. This is also a part of the charity. We pay enormous sums of money to priests for reading / singing/ explaining verses from religious books. Some communities have the tradition to hold functions to serve the community with eatables in memory of their late ancestors. This is also a part of charity.

Missionaries have established charitable trusts and organizations to serve the community in various ways. D.A.V. has been running educational institutions in various parts of India. Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandak Committee has started charitable hospitals in various parts of Punjab. Chief Khalsa Diwan has been running an Orphanage Home in the Holy city of Amritsar. Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Board has opened an Old Age Home. Some Hindu organizations have set up homes for cows. 

No one in any society can be against charitable activities. It is a humane act. Spirit of kindness and well wishing is the essence of charity. The giver, in most of the cases, is not to expect any reward from the beneficiary but we feel highly disturbed to find misuse of the phenomenon.

First of all, most of the masses make their contributions out of orthodoxy. The giver does not expect any reward from the beneficiary because, he has been assured that there awaits for him an abundant reward from the Almighty-material, moral and spiritual. We, at Mission Janchetna, believe in fairness of the means to get a fair end. We don’t deny the presence of some power responsible to create and operate this universe but that power is formless, omnipresent, fearless without enmity and bound by the rules and regulations He framed. The laws, rules and regulations He framed are, indeed, complex but fixed and unchangeable. Our duty is to know His will through the laws, rules and regulations He framed and submit ourselves to Him by religiously including them in our life style. Our scientists have discovered many of the laws, rules and regulations and they are in the process of making more discovery. A day will come, when He is not a mystery and we are willingly obey His will.

All humans are His product and need to be given due share in His property with love and dignity. For this, words like begging and alms have to be erased from the dictionary of the society. Charity is a social obligation and instead of given as alms, should be treated as an investment for the wellbeing of humanity. And this should begin when a woman is conceived..

We should establish hospitals for the pregnant for giving birth to tiny gods with honor and dignity. Both the mother and the child need proper care to improve the quality of future humanity. We need to ensure nutrient food, health care and favorable environment for them irrespective of their financial status. Every child has the right to proper education and equality in opportunities. Therefore, educational institutions have to be established and after a certain level of education, every grown up child must be provided with the suitable job. We have to boost the economic activities more than that of growth in population.

All the above activities are charitable but treated as investment.

That is the real spirit of Charitability.   

 
 

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