Hindus and Charity

Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Charitable Giving. Read other perspectives here. For December Patheos has asked us bloggers to write about charitable giving and why we do it. They say this is the time of year for gifts and giving. There aren't really gift-giving holidays in December for Hindus but charity is something for all year round and it's always a good time to talk about giving.Just as some people in America see Christmas as becoming too … [Read more...]


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Why We Must Help

As Hindus, I think we have a unique call to help others. Unlike the religions of the west, the religions of "the book," we believe that every living creature has God within it. Our true Self, our true nature as human beings is divine. We treat others as we would like to be treated because that "other" is us. Every other person on the planet struggling is us struggling.Because of the belief in reincarnation, that bad situation half a world a way could literally become our circumstances. We … [Read more...]


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