Sunday, 25 December 2016

Be like Santa! to Someone!

Giving without love is a show of charity. Giving with love is real charity. “It is not how much we give but how much love we put in giving”, said Mother Teresa. If you take the media personnel to get your act of benevolence covered in the next day’s newspaper, is it charity? No, certainly not.  It is a political gimmick. If you cover a poor man with a blanket in a cold windy night without his knowledge, it is an act of charity. It is said that even your left hand should not know what your right hand is giving. Giving is human, but selfless giving is divine. The cloud takes water from the earth and gives it back to the earth in the form of rain. You have to return to the world whatever you take from the world. Giving is the only way to repay the debt of Nature. We get back in life what we give to others. So, give to the world the best you have and the very best will come back to you. Let us do as much good as we can, to as many as we can in as many ways as we can. Through the metaphor of Santa Claus, the joy of giving and sharing is universally commemorated. Like Santa Claus who distributes gifts to all, we must never differentiate, distinguish and discriminate while giving. Everybody should don the mantle of Santa Claus several times in a year to help those who are poor and needy. Experience the unadulterated joy of giving. There is no bigger happiness than it. Philanthropy is the art of giving and enjoying the feeling of bliss and self-satisfaction.

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