Do you know that through giving we are nurturing our spiritual development ?
How then can we develop the spirit of giving ?
Let’s look into the beauty of giving as Giving is Charity !
As most of us are aware, giving is an act of kindness. It is not restricted to only money and belongings. Giving goes beyond that.
There are many forms of giving. Here are some guidelines as to the art of giving.
What is True Giving
A quality giving is a true giving. A gift that is given sincerely without any thought or desire for something back. A gift that comes straight from the heart without expecting something in return. It is important for us to give out of our own free will without any feelings of being forced or coerced.
This is because, a gift not from the heart will only leave us with that uncomfortable feeling. A feeling of a lost or a reduction.
Whilst, a sincere giving makes a person jump with joy. It develops the sense of freedom and happiness. Thus contribute to our good health.
It is noble to give of what we loved. Giving something that we loved or treasured is highly regarded compared to giving away things which we no longer in need or valued. This again enhances our spiritual development.
Giving is the highest form of humanity. Through giving, our heart is guided towards the love of humanity. Thus giving is regarded a joy not a burden. Our hearts remain soft as it creates consciousness in helping others. Therefore, it is important to recognize the intention of giving, that is, to create happiness for both the giver and the receiver.
Should Charity Begin at Home
Do you know who are on the top priority list to receive our gift?
Our neighbours – regardless of their race, class, creed or religion. Served them with happiness and with honour. Do not degrade them. It is with their presence that we are able to practise the art of giving. Thus eradicate ourselves from selfishness and greed. Hence purifies our heart.
On the receiver part, it removes the feelings of envy and jealousy, hatred and uneasiness. Thus a close bond is developed.
Looking at the above, is giving restricted to only those with excess ? Not at all. In fact, giving is a gift to everybody, small, big, rich and poor.
How is this so ?
To smile in the company of your brother is charity.
To guide a person in a place so that he would not get astray is charity.
To remove troublesome things like stones, thorns and bones from the road is charity.
To pour water from your jug into the jug of your brother is charity.
Saying kind words to your parents is charity.
Feeding hungry or thirsty animal is charity.
Learning and then teach to others is also charity.
Well, the list can actually go on and on. So, have we done our part to promote charity today ?
Let’s foster goodwill. Practice with awareness. Enhance the spirit of kindness through the upholding of charity. We will find ourselves richer, happier and healthier because Charity is Divine. Charity itself is a way to get closer to our Creator. Charity earns God’s pleasure ! Thus, Giving is Charity !
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Your friend in health,