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Zed urges Hindus of the world to take vow of charity on Diwali

Diwali by S1ngh & K@ur

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Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending early Diwali greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has asked them each to take a vow of undertaking at least one charitable project during the coming year for less fortunate members of the community.

Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, wished “joy and light in every heart” to all Hindus on Diwali, which falls on October 28 and is the most popular festival.

Quoting scriptures, Zed said that charity was a duty, which should be undertaken with sympathy and modesty. He advised Hindus to focus on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from the greed, and always keep God in your life.

Stressing renunciation, Rajan Zed pointed out that three opening words of ancient scripture Isha Upanishad: “tena tyaktena bhunjita” said it all-“By renouncing it {the world}, enjoy it.” Bhagavad-Gita, another ancient scripture, also promised “freedom through renunciation”.

Consumerism had resulted in neglecting spiritual values, Zed argued and quoted Bhagavad-Gita, which says: there are three gates to self-destructive hell-greed, anger, and desire. Abandon these three. A person freed from these three gates of darkness, seeks what is best and attains life’s highest goal.

Hinduism is oldest and third largest religion of the world and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal.


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