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What Is Charity?

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Some time back after returning from a free health check-up camp, I met a Professor of Cardiology from Lucknow and started boasting that I saw 100 patients free of charge today. He said do not get excited. Charity is a positive, but still not the absolute positive, unless it is done without any motive or done secretly. He said that you were honored on the stage, you got blessings from the patients and people talked about you in positive sense. It was an investment in the long run and not an absolute charity. When you serve, never get honored on the stage by the people to whom you are serving. If you get that then it is like give and take. The purpose of life should be to help others without any expectations.

When you help others, it should not harm somebody else. Even if your help is unconditional, if you end up in promoting no.2 by superseding another deserving senior person is not a help as the person to whom you are helping will give you one blessing but the person to whom you have harmed will give you 10 curses. Ultimately you end up with minus 8 points. Helping other means that you should give happiness to you, to the persons you have helped and also to others to whom you have not helped. When we help somebody, we want that the same person should expect you by helping you when you are in need in a shorter run. But charity does not believe in that. Your job is to help others and negate your negative past karmas. You never know, may be decades later you get a help from a person to whom you helped decades earlier. Help should never be linked to returns.

What is charity?

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After returning from a free health check-up camp sometime back, I met a Professor of Cardiology from Lucknow and told him that I had seen 100 patients today free of charge. He said do not get excited. Charity is a positive, but still not the absolute positive, unless it is done without any motive or done secretly. He said that you were honored on the stage; you received blessings from the patients and people talked about you in positive sense. It was an investment in the long run and not an absolute charity. When you serve, never get honored on the stage by the people to whom you are serving. Because, then it is like give and take. The purpose of life should be to help others without any expectations.Understanding helping others Helping others should not harm somebody else. Even with your unconditional help, if you promote the second in command by superseding another senior deserving person, this is not regarded as a help because the person you have helped will give you only one blessing but the person whom you have harmed may curse you 10 times. So, ultimately you end up with minus 8 points. Helping other means that you should give happiness to you, to the persons you have helped and also to others to whom you have not helped. Helping always pays The difference between American and Indian models is that Indians always think of now and do not invest in future. Americans always plan for the future. When we help somebody, we want that the same person should expect you by helping you when you are in need in a shorter run. But charity does not believe in that. Your job is to help others and negate your negative past karmas. You never know, may be decades later you get a help from a person to whom you helped decades earlier. Help should never be linked to returns

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

What is charity?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Some time back after returning from a free health check-up camp, I met a processor of Cardiology from Lucknow and started boasting that I had seen 100 patients free of charge today. He said do not get excited. Charity is a positive, but still not the absolute positive, unless it is done without any motive or done secretly.  He said that you were honored on the stage; you got blessings from the patients and people talked about you in positive sense. It was an investment in the long run and not an absolute charity. When you serve, never be honored on the stage by the people to whom you are serving. If you do so, then it is like give and take. The purpose of life should be to help others without any expectations.

Understanding helping others

When you help others, it should not harm somebody else even though your help is unconditional. If you promote somebody by superseding another deserving senior person, this is not a help as the person to whom you are helping will give you one blessing but the person to whom you have harmed will give you 10 curses. Ultimately you end up with minus 8 points.  Helping other means that it should give happiness to you, to the persons you have helped and also to others to whom you have not helped.

Helping always pays

The difference between American and Indian models is that Indians always think of now and do not invest in future.  Americans always plans for the future.  When we help somebody, we want that the same person should expect you by helping you when you are in need in a shorter run.  But charity does not believe in that. Your job is to help others and negate your negative past karmas. You never know, may be decades later you might receive help from a person who you had helped decades earlier. Help should never be linked to returns.

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

Do we get a human birth every time we will die?

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Understanding Yamraja

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All these years, like others, I too had a perception of Yamraja as a negative personality whose name has been used for centuries to frighten people. I started analyzing him only recently, after I started searching why Yamraja has a Bhainsa (male buffalo) as his sawari (vehicle).

Yamraja is also known as Dharma Raja, which means the one who is enriched with the power of justice.

The mythological names were so written that they fitted the personality of the person. Dushasan means the one who is Dusht in Shasan, Yudhishthir means one who is sthir in the battle field.

We, as human beings, have negative and positive qualities. Negative qualities are depicted with the need to control and are depicted as the vehicles of GOD.

Yamraja within us means our inner power to do justice. As per mythology, the role of Yamraja is to decide and send us into hell or heaven by calculating the positive and negative karmas. If the balance is positive, the person goes to heaven and if the balance is negative, the person goes to hell.

As per modern science, hell and heaven are within this planet earth. Your Yamraja quality of consciousness is all the time subtracting bad karmas from good karmas. If the sum total result is negative, you end up with a disease or suffering. Suffering can be equated to hell and a period of no suffering and no illness can be equated to heaven.

Instead of fearing Yamraja, we should actually make him our personal friend and everyday in the evening, he (our consciousness) should be asked to give us a score of our Karmas, whether positive or negative. If negative, the next day we should do more positive karmas to negate the bad karma.

To become a good human being we need to control our negative animal like tendencies. Bhainsa (male buffalo) is known for his nature of destroying anything which comes in his way.

Your power of justice can only be successful if you learn to control this quality of yours. Your judgments should always be neutral and non vindictive; always keep anger under control.

In fact, the Yamraja quality in us can be equated to the qualities, which a judge should have in Court; be it District, High or Supreme Court. The better term, therefore, is Dharma Raja as no judge would like to be called as Yamraja.

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

I want to live after my death

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In my workshops, whenever I ask delegates as to how long they want to live, the answers I usually get from most of them is 60, 70 or 80 years. While answering they forget that they are only talking about the death of the physical body but what about the mental, social, intellectual and spiritual bodies. It is well known that the soul never dies and so do your Sanskars and good work done. The aim of life should be that one should live even after the death of his or her physical body. It is your good Karmas, which keep your memories alive even after your physical death. It is equally true that your bad Karmas too can make people remember you after death but that is not the purpose of life. We would like to be remembered as Rama and not like Ravana after death. In Vedic language your present is decided by your past and your future is decided by your present. To improve your future you need to work positively in your present. When you start working positively in your present moment, you will start neutralizing your bad karmas. It is like washing a dirty shirt which will not become stain free in one washing. Only with repeated washings can it become stain free. Similarly washing away your bad karmas with good karmas will take time. It is possible that even when one starts doing good Karmas, one may still suffer as the sum total of past karmas may not have been neutralized by that time. For example, if a dacoit surrenders and wants to live a civilian life he may be pardoned to some extent but may still be jailed for some duration of time. In other word he may be pardoned from death sentence and given life sentence. As per Bhagavad Gita, whatever your thoughts are at the time of death will decide the atmosphere you will get in your rebirth. It also says that whatever will be your thoughts throughout your life will be your thoughts at the time of your death. So do not expect that you can acquire positive thoughts at the time of death if you have been thinking negative throughout your life The gist is to start doing good actions in the present.

I want to live after my death

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In my workshops, whenever I ask delegates as to how long they want to live, the answer I get from most of them is 60, 70 or 80 years. While answering they forget that they are only talking about the death of the physical body but what about the mental, social, intellectual and spiritual bodies.

It is well known that the soul never dies and so follow your Sanskars and do good work. The aim of life should be that one should live even after the death of his or her physical body. It is your good Karmas, which keep your memories alive even after your physical death.
It is equally true that your bad Karmas too can make people remember you after death but that is not the purpose of life. We would like to be remembered as Rama and not like Ravana after death.

In Vedic language, your present is decided by your past and your future is decided by your present. To improve your future you need to work positively in your present.

When you start working positively in your present moment, you will start neutralizing your bad karmas. It is like washing a dirty shirt, which will not become stain free in one washing. Only with repeated washings can it become stain-free. Similarly washing away your bad karmas with good karmas will take time.

It is possible that even when one starts doing good Karmas, one may still suffer as the sum total of past karmas may not have been neutralized by that time.

For example, if a dacoit surrenders and wants to live a civilian life he may be pardoned to some extent but may still be jailed for some duration of time. In other word he may be pardoned from death sentence and given life sentence.

As per Bhagavad Gita, whatever your thoughts are at the time of death will decide the atmosphere you will get in your rebirth. It also says that whatever will be your thoughts throughout your life will be your thoughts at the time of your death.

So do not expect that you can acquire positive thoughts at the time of death if you have been thinking negative throughout your life. The gist is to start doing good actions in the present.

 






Understanding Yamraja

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All these years, like others, I too had a perception of Yamraja as a negative personality whose name has been used for centuries to frighten people. I started analyzing him only recently, after I started searching why Yamraja has a Bhainsa (male buffalo) as his sawari (vehicle).

Yamraja is also known as Dharma Raja, which means the one who is enriched with the power of justice.

The mythological names were so written that they fitted the personality of the person. Dushasan means the one who is Dusht in Shasan, Yudhishthir means one who is sthir in the battle field.

We, as human beings, have negative and positive qualities. Negative qualities are depicted with the need to control and are depicted as the vehicles of GOD.

Yamraja within us means our inner power to do justice. As per mythology, the role of Yamraja is to decide and send us into hell or heaven by calculating the positive and negative karmas. If the balance is positive, the person goes to heaven and if the balance is negative, the person goes to hell.

As per modern science, hell and heaven are within this planet earth. Your Yamraja quality of consciousness is all the time subtracting bad karmas from good karmas. If the sum total result is negative, you end up with a disease or suffering. Suffering can be equated to hell and a period of no suffering and no illness can be equated to heaven.

Instead of fearing Yamraja, we should actually make him our personal friend and everyday in the evening, he (our consciousness) should be asked to give us a score of our Karmas, whether positive or negative. If negative, the next day we should do more positive karmas to negate the bad karma.

To become a good human being we need to control our negative animal like tendencies. Bhainsa (male buffalo) is known for his nature of destroying anything which comes in his way.

Your power of justice can only be successful if you learn to control this quality of yours. Your judgments should always be neutral and non vindictive; always keep anger under control.

In fact, the Yamraja quality in us can be equated to the qualities, which a judge should have in Court; be it District, High or Supreme Court. The better term, therefore, is Dharma Raja as no judge would like to be called as Yamraja.



Understanding Buddha Nature: The Doctrine of fine Karmas

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The term ‘Buddha’, ‘Krishna’, ‘Wahe Guru’ or Brahma does not pertain to a person but to the ever-pervading life force, the GOD consciousness. According to the Buddhist philosophy, all human beings possess Buddha nature. But just as the clouds cover the sun, the three layers of mind, intellect and ego cover our true loving nature. This true nature is controlled by the cycles of our actions and karma. Each action, good or bad, leads to a memory, and the resultant desires due to memory conditioning instigate us to do those karmas again. Desires control our five senses. Most of the times, we live in slavery of our sensual pleasures. By nature, all human beings are pure like water. It is the stains of bad karma which makes them look dirty. Tulku Thondup in his book “The Healing Power of Mind” writes “In the womb of a pregnant woman, although there is a child, we cannot see it, likewise we do not see our own ultimate sphere, which is covered by our emotional afflictions.” Your true consciousness is embedded in each and every cell of the body. It is like putting sugar into the milk; once it is dissolved, you can only taste it but cannot physically find it. Buddha Nature can only be achieved by building positive Karmas. Darkness cannot be removed manually but even a ray of light can make a lot of difference. Positive Karmas are the key to success. In thoughts, speech, and deeds, one should only perform positive Karmas. Love is our universal nature. Spreading the message of love can help one get rid of the past bad Karma’s. There are many examples of Do’s in various teachings guiding us how to perform good actions. One can follow the four-way test of Rotary, eight limbs of Patanjali Yoga, seven spiritual laws of Deepak Chopra, ten commandments or teachings of Gita, Guru Granth Sahib, Bible and Buddha. But the simple prescription is not to sleep, unless one has done one good deed on that day.

What is charity?

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Some time back after retuning from a free health check-up camp, I met a Professor of Cardiology from Lucknow and started boasting that I saw 100 patients free today. He said do not get excited. Charity is a positive, but still not the absolute positive, unless it is done without any motive or done secretly. He said that you were honored on the stage; you got blessings from the patients and people talked about you in positive sense. It was an investment in the long run and not an absolute charity. When you serve never get honour on the stage by the people to whom you are serving. If you get that then it is like give and take. The purpose of life should be to help others without any expectations.

Understanding helping others

When you help others, it should not end up in harming somebody else. If you help even if it is unconditional, if you end up in promoting no.2 by superseding another senior person who deserves is not a help as the person to whom you are helping will give you one blessing but the person to whom you have harmed will give you 10 curses. Ultimately you end up with minus 8 points. Helping other means that you should give happiness to you, to the persons you have helped and also to others to whom you have not helped.

Helping always pays

The difference between American and Indian models is that Indians always think of now and do not invest in future. Americans always plans for the future. When we help somebody, we want that the same person should expect you by helping you when you are in need in a shorter run. But charity does not believe in that. Your job is to help others and negate your negative past karmas. You never know, may be decades later you get a help from a person to whom you helped decades earlier. Help should never be linked to returns.

What is charity?

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Some time back after retuning from a free health check-up camp, I met a processor of Cardiology from Lucknow and started boosting that I saw 100 patients free today.  He said do not get excited.  Charity is a positive, but still not the absolute positive, unless it is done without any motive or done secretly.  He said that you were honoured on the stage, you got blessings from the patients and people talked about you in positive sense.  It was an investment in the long run and not an absolute charity.  When you serve never get honour on the stage by the people to whom you are serving.  If you get that then it is like give and take.  The purpose of life should be to help others without any expectations.

Understanding helping others.

When you help others, it should not end up in harming somebody else. If you help even if it is unconditional, if you end up in promoting no.2 by superseding another senior person who deserves is not a help as the person to whom you are helping will give you one blessing but the person to whom you have harmed will give you 10 curses. Ultimately you end up with minus 8 points.  Helping other means that you should give happiness to you, to the persons you have helped and also to others to whom you have not helped.

Helping always pays.

The difference between an American and Indian model is that Indians always think of now and do not invest in future.  Americans always plans for the future.  When we help somebody, we want that the same person should expect you by helping you when you are in need in a shorter run.  But charity does not believe in that.  Your job is to help others and negate your negative past karmas.  You never know, may be decades later you get a help from a person to whom you helped decades earlier.  Help should never be linked to returns.