As children of an infinitely generous God, it does not befit us to be self-centered and miserly. We all have an inborn love for Godly qualities; charity being one of them. Proof of this is that we feel very good when we are helping others. Even the most miserly fellow loves charity. Proof of this is that although he is miserly, he likes others being generous with him. We have been given many gifts that are meant to be shared with our fellow humans and other living beings. We all exist in the world, but the one who is charitable truly lives a meaningful life. 

Being charitable starts with understanding the value of charity. First, we must be charitable in our thoughts. Our thoughts will lead us to action. To bring charitable thoughts into the mind, we must first accept that God is in the heart of every living creature. Secondly, we must accept that as children of the same God our fellow humans are our own brothers and sisters. 

God has instructed all His children to be generous. The eternal Vedas say, “Earn money with a hundred hands; donate it with a thousand hands.” The Supreme Creator has instructed His children to give away at least 10 percent of the wealth they possess and earn. Just as a loving mother punishes her children for misbehaving, so does God punish His children who do not obey His instruction. Why does God punish His children? For the same reason a mother punishes her child. For the betterment of the child.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
In the world there are those who have enough to spare and there are those who cannot make ends meet. One person cannot change the world, but you have the power to change the world of one person.


Didi Ji