Charity
Is the perfect clarity
Of the mind-existence.

– Sri Chinmoy

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Charity
Is the oneness-luminosity
In the heart-consciousness.

– Sri Chinmoy

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Charity
Is the satisfaction-unity
In God’s Life of fulfilling multiplicity.

– Sri Chinmoy. [2]

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Charity is laudable,
But to say charity can solve
Humanity’s poverty-problem
Is absurdity.

Sri Chinmoy [1]

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Generosity and charity
Must be guided by the inner light
To avoid
Even unconscious mistakes.

Sri Chinmoy [3]

Writing on Charity

by Sri Chinmoy

“…Charity cannot give me satisfaction. Charity cannot open the door of Heaven to me. It is only the feeling of oneness that can give me satisfaction, and this feeling of oneness has to be enlarged. When I give someone material wealth, money-power or something else, I have to feel that it is my very necessity to increase my own oneness-feeling for the length and breadth of the world. I have to feel that it is not I who am helping someone. It is I, on the contrary, who am being helped. This charity is not charity; far from it. It is my self-giving in order to realise my higher self totally, integrally, here in the world…”

Excerpt from Everest Aspiration Part 2 by Sri Chinmoy

References

[1] Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 9, Agni Press, 1998.

[2] Excerpt from God-Compassion And God-Justice

[3] Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 15, Agni Press, 1999.