Volume : 5, Issue : 9, SEP 2019




Charity means to be generous in giving money, food, help, etc. to poor people. It teaches to be kind in one’s attitude to others. Also charity is a society or an organization for helping distressed people in need. Thus, manifestation of kindness and sympathy towards others, especially when judging them, also signifies charity. A charitable person never blames others. A prodigal son hardly shows charity towards his elderly parents. Charity begins at home is a great saying. It means that a person’s first duty is to help and care for his or her own family. He who can’t help his own family can never help others. Childhood is the best time to teach charity. The paradox is that helping only own relatives neglecting others is blamed as nepotism. But in charity there is no partiality. In fact charity is both private and public in nature. The merit of charity is that it increases goodness already in man. But charity renders people dependent and thereby inactive thus number of beggars increases. So charity wastes human labor and national income at large. So charity should be offered to those who are totally inactive either physically and psychology or both. Some people mingle religion with charity. They offer alms just to smooth the passage to heaven after death. In this way charity is defamed. Begging is a profession. But a beggar does not earn. In fact alms cannot be considered as earning. People earn not only for themselves but for beggars also. A beggar simply collects his share from people through begging. Charity cannot eradicate famine. History is its witness. Many generous kings failed successfully to drive away poverty through donation.



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