[Advaita-l] Re: Transformation
rsgirish at aol.com
Thu Oct 21 06:56:40 CDT 2004
We did digress on my questions on transformation, behaviour and process.
Let me ask a question which is objective -
Say there is a Human Being(HB) who earns a decent living and in fact a
bit more than he/she needs which goes into his/her savings. They see
another humanbeing(say beggar) on the pavement who is dishevelled and
--> Should HB help him/her and to what extent.
Continuing the question - The excess instead of savings should it go to
help the society?
I read in a book about Krishna(might not be the same words), 'Anything
in excess is luxury and is not good'. Also read in the same book, where
it mentions 'We should store food which should suffice us for 3 days and
anything more should be distributed'.
Now I do have savings and i do have food which will last me for 2 weeks.
Can I ever be a Janani is if live life like this OR should we give up
------> Q2 ) If no one works then the world comes to a stop. So if I
quit working and go to help society, would i be selfish? As I would be
relying on the fact that the rest of the population will work and the
world goes on....
------> As for not able to understand Animals as we are incompetent to
gauge their knowledge. By saying this are we putting ourselves on the
same plane as animals. I would say there are millions in world, whom we
can comprehend so can we classify them in a different plane?
I am not extremely good at writing, at places I might not be clear.
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