The Importance of Charity, 4

The world will remain where it is. What we acquire is not real and what we lose is equally unreal. He is wise who thinks about the real aim of life. There is no guarantee of anything. Nothing remains with us and nothing goes with us. People unnecessarily make a hue and cry that I am the owner of land and property, etc. We should think for our future; our future life and spiritual upliftment, keeping in mind the aim of this human life and its duty – we must do something for the sufferers and the victims of this disaster. The magnitude of this disaster is so vast that Rs. 1 or 2 crores does not count for much, but a collective contribution and mass cooperation will make a difference. 

Only a structure of the stature of Kedarnath Temple is left standing, everything else has been washed away in the deluge. Houses and their occupants, domestic animals, shops, other places of worship, roads and everything else has been completely engulfed by this cataclysm. You receive daily updates through newspapers and television channels. Don’t be indifferent to it, or think that such an incident goes on happening time and time again.

I request you all to replete our Trust through your generous donation. I hope you will do so. If I fail to get the desired response from Indian devotees, my next option and resource are the foreign devotees, but it is your duty to act first and foremost.

 

An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

26 June 2013

Mussoorie

© Radha Govind Samiti

 

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