“When God bless you Financially,Don’t raise your standard of Living. Raise your standard of Giving”.
It Would be honestly fair to say that God hasn’t made everyone equal in terms of economic stability in this world but at the same time He kept a most wonderful act of Philanthropy there to balance this chain.It’s a kind of act that’s let’s those unprivileged and financially unsound people to think that they aren’t alone there but they are being taken care of and someone is there to protect them from being hungry,distressed and suffered.While we are busy with our continuous efforts to raise our standard of living and have more and more but Still there are Some God gifted souls who work day in and day out just to bring smile and comfort to those who haven’t seen these privileges ever since they born.Majority of You may have familiar with the names of all times great legends who have contributed their major shares in philanthropy and have earned number of blessings each time.Among them the top one Is Jamshetji Tata(Founder of Tata Groups)Warren Buffett,Bill Gates,Azim Premji,Christaino Ronaldo etc.Recently a report was out and It has disclosed that 102.4 Billion dollars has been donated since last one century by famous Indian industrialist late Jemshetji Tata(Tata Groups) and around 22 billion dollars has been donated by Azim Premji.Well I have noticed multiple times and My associates discuss it severally that why these two oldest business tycoons of India don’t emerge as richest one In India or outside world and today this report is enough strong to justify it that they spend their major share just to make others happy and remove their pain.Bill Gates who was once world’s Richest man for a longer period has a rich history of Philanthropy in human history.His contribution In African countries especially to eradicate Malaria and in the field of science and technology,Planning,or agriculture etc Is something that will be surely written in Golden words.Well There are several instances which compels one to stand up and Give them a big hand for their helping hand and philanthropic acts.
Well the main inference that I am willing to draw by putting that all above is that Life is not all about living a high standard,Luxurious and comfortable But If you are able to make even a single person think that your presence is a source of comfort for him,believe me you are the world’s richest man on this planet.Taking the pains to remove the pains of others is the true essence of generouisty and that’s what makes one true companion of humanity.We often think that what our little contribution is going to alter someone but believe it firmly that It makes a major difference in someone’s life.Whatever we have be it wealth,food,or something else at least a minor part should be served in philanthropy.At last I would love to conclude it with a wonderful lesson that M.Rumi(RA) has taught us Once He was asked what is poison He answered in an extremely beautiful way.So his answer was “Anything beyond what we need is poison.It can be power,laziness,food,ego,ambition,vanity,fear,anger or whatever”
By Khan Bilal
Hails from Dardpora Kupwara and Pursuing Bachelors degree in Political science at Aligarh Muslim University