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The Art of Giving

"Rivers do not drink their own water, nor do tree eat their own fruit, nor do rain clouds eat the grains reared by them. The wealth of the noble is used solely for the benefit of others?

Even after accepting that giving is good and that one must learn to give, several  questions need to be answered.

Before going into question below, we need to know that what is Art of Giving or why do we need to give. so here are some statement of peom or some stories, which can inspire you to Giving or donating.

Every human being have something that need to give away. Giving away is not only helping others but most it help you (The Donor). I must say It's our duty to give. It just remind  me one of the poem which was like "Ishvar hame deta hai sab kuch" so we have to give something.  Art of Giving is not limited to give gift to your loved one, relateives or someone you know. When you giving somethign to someone it may express your gratitude towards. Just like in Western culture, they are celebrating "Thanks giving day".  This is day is celebrate for someone who helped during year so you are giving them thanks in form of Gift or any thing that express gratitude of Thanks. while here Giving does not mean that you only give something to someone because that person helped you or gave you something. 

Now many believes that i should help my family first than If something left over i would give to someone. In this context Hindu believes 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'.  'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' means 'Vasudha' refers to the Earth or to the entire Creation, meaning the vast cosmos. 'Eva' means “certainly” or “verily.” 'Kutumbam' means a family or blood relations, and kutumbakam technically means a little family. So here the Vedic sages are saying that the entire world is truly just one family. The world is like a small, tightly knit, nuclear family. 

 in Upanishad 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' means

" अयं बन्धुरयं नेति गणना लघुचेतसां  
उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकं "

'Only small men discriminate saying: One is a relative; the other is a stranger.  For those who live magnanimously the entire world constitutes but a family.' 

So we are all are one family and we have to help each other to gain equality between us. meaning of that we are not helping other, By giving we are helping our socity, our family and to ourself.

What is Giving

Giving somethign to someone with Nirmal Bhavana, where person who is giving does not see any inferiority complex to seeker and seeker should not felt inferiority complex or should not felt any superiority complex of Donor. There should not be any judgemental towards seeker. Giving is also refer to Donate, Bhiksha.

Threre are major 3 types of Giving. We will understand this in great details. 

We will also need to get answer of following question before Giving or Donating.