How You Can Help

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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The best way you can help make the world a better place is by living a life of compassion and providing a helping hand at the moment a need or opportunity presents itself as you go about your daily life.

Examples include diverse things like distributing alms on your birthday at temples and dargahs, giving blankets in winter to the homeless, helping your servants’ children get an education, feeding free animals in your colony, standing up for a girl being harassed, taking care of your aging parents, giving your children the right values and limitless other opportunities. Even something as small as taking a reusable water bottle from home instead of buying plastic outside because it shows compasssion for the earth that sustains you.

True compassion knows no boundaries and does not wait for a set time but flows naturally and perpetually. It is not a part of life, it is a way of life and brings as much and possiby more joy to the giver as to the receiver. And if everyone utilized even a few of the many opportunities that come our way to be compassionate, they would all add up to the extent that we would probably not even need NGO’s any longer.

श्रोत्रं श्रुतेनैव न कुण्डलेन दानेन पाणिर्न तु कंकणेन |

विभाति काय: करूणापराणाम् परोपकारैर्न तु चंदनेन ||

The ear is fulfilled when used for gaining knowledge than (only) wearing earrings. The hand is fulfilled when used for giving than (only) wearing bangles. Similarly, the body is fulfilled when used for doing good than (only) wearing beautifying creams.                    

– Sanskrit Subhashitani.