Daan = CHARITABLE DONATIONS IS THE MOST HOLY kARm IN THE PRESENT TIMES CALLED kli-yug....
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on October 28, 2006

 

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Hindu Temple Receives Million-Dollar Donation From
Raj Pandey,  A Local Resident


CBC Manitoba: WINNIPEG, CANADA, May 24 2005

A man who moved to Canada from India with just $8 in his pocket is now giving C$1 million (US$794,000) to the new Hindu temple and community center in Winnipeg.

Raj Pandey came to Canada in the early 1960s to get his master's degree on a scholarship at the University of Toronto. He's now a mechanical design engineer with his own successful company. "When I came, everybody got $8 to travel, and that was all that was allowed by the government of India," he says.

While he has more than $8 in his pocket today, Pandey's donation has put a big dent in his bank account. "Yesterday afternoon, I was a millionaire. I gave a million away; now I am back to normal like everyone else," he says. "There's no more money.

Now you can take me for what I am: an ordinary person." Pandey says he's not a religious person, but he hopes his gift leads to a sharing of culture.

"I see this as an opportunity where we can build something, where we can bring a lot of culture and knowledge and wisdom from the East, and hopefully we can give it to the other people - it does not have to be Hindus. Anybody who is willing to take it," he says.

"Hinduism is a philosophy which is very broad. It more teaches you how to live, be a good person, and on and on and on," he says.

The C$4 million Hindu center, which will be named after Pandey, is expected to open at the end of June in the South St. Vital area of Winnipeg.

The center will also have a cultural center, sport center, classrooms, yoga center, and library.

About 9,000 Hindus live in Winnipeg.


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MEANING AND VALUE OF
DONATION
FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES AS PER vED KNOWLEDGE WHICH MEANS KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE

The sNskRUt word for DONATION is Daan. Giving Donation or Daan is a very important daily activity prescribed for humanity per se. It does not matter which belief system one lives in....as all of them prescribe Donation =  Daan be given for many reasons as per the following  fundamental and universal philosophy:

  • SHARE YOUR WEALTH  WITH OTHERS WHO NEED IT FOR THEIR LIFE SUSTENANCE AND PROGRESS BUT DO NOT HAVE DUE TO REASONS BEYOND THEIR CONTROL;
     
  • SHARE WHEN YOU SEE THE NEED IN OTHER AND WITHOUT WAITING TO BE ASKED FOR;
     
  • SHARE TO THE MAXIMUM ABILITY YOU HAVE TO DONATE AFTER TAKING CARE OF ALL YOUR LIFE NEEDS (AND NOT WISHES).
     
  • WEALTH MEANS ALL YOU POSSESS AND CAN GIVE INCLUDING KNOWLEDGE, MONEY, MATERIALS, LABOUR AND TIME WHICH OTHERS CAN USE IN THEIR NEED TO SUSTAIN AND PROGRESS.

In vED knowledge there is a lot described about the basic meaning and purpose of giving DONATION = Daan, why to give, to whom to give, how much to give, when to give....Please click here  to start your study of knowing the basics of Daan in a series of vED knowledge articles in the archives of veD Page, TODAY'S PRAYERS AND TODAY'S VED LESSON and to be published on this knowledge sharing PVAF web site...sharing the knowledge

TO MAKE YOUR
TOMORROW HAPPIER THAN TODAY SIMPLY BECAUSE
YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF BETTER WITH KNOWLEDGE....

We presently live in vEDik time era called kli-yug which has a time duration of 432,000 human years and presently we are in the 5107th year. In vED knowledge it is stated that the best DHARm one can perform for oneself and in service to others in kli-yug is giving

DONATION = Daan
WITH WHICH LESS FORTUNATE
HAVE A CHANCE TO BETTER THEIR LIVES
 THROUGH KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION
ATTAINED WITH YOUR WEALTH

viDyaa-Daan PRESCRIPTION
AT PVAF TO
REMOVE POVERTY THROUGH
KNOWLEDGE FROM EDUCATION

This PVAF is solely sustained and exists on this practice of giving DONATION = Daan for all its programs including this web site and PVAF Gujraat Education Program of vidyaa-Daan. viDyaa-Daan is classified as the highest quality act of DONATION = Daan in the world. viDyaa means knowledge and education is a means to give knowledge.

 

Under this PVAF viDyaa-Daan program 7 very poor students in gujraat will be graduating by 2006 with 4-year university degrees which will give them employment in the current knowledge-based market in gujraat and empower them to break out of generations of extreme poverty.

In 2005, under PVAF Gujraat Education Program about 10 more poor students will be receiving viDyaa-Daan from YOU all who believe in performing their DHARm towards their fellow humans who suffer in life just because they do not have education which gives them employable knowledge to sustain and progress in life to the maximum of their natural abilities....

And now please click on the next page to learn specifics of veDik time concept of our worldly existence as shared by SHRii Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from his vED library as presented in this column which is continued on the next page ...



 

veDik TIME CONCEPT OF
 
yug-CYCLES AND yug-DHARm

vED is total knowledge contained in sciences of life and creation. pRjaapti bRH`maa-DEv needs vED to start creation of everything in a bRH`m aaND (universe). And bRH`maa-DEv obtains this vED knowledge by doing tps (meditation) on Creator bRH`m. pRjaapti bRH`maa-DEv then creates sub-creators and passes this vED knowledge to all his creations who are involving in creating, sustaining and re-creating life and creations at their individual levels.

pRjaapti bRH`maa-DEv has a life span of 100 years of the non-human time concept. Each day and night of equal time in bRH`maa-DEv's life is equal to 4.32 billion human years and is called klp. bRH`maa-DEv creates during his day time and then at the end of the day all that is created dissolves back into Him in a period and process called pRly during the time of the day of bRH`maa-DEv and stays dissolved in Him through out the night time of 4.32 billion human years. When a  night time of bRH`maa-DEv ends He starts the creation cylce again during his next day which is of 4.32 billion human years. And each and  everything that was created in the previous day of bRH`maa-DEv is recreated with 25 changes. Each day of  bRH`maa-DEv of 4.32 billion years is composed of 1000 4-yug time cycles.

Each 4-yug time cylce in a day of bRH`maa-DEv is of 4.32 million human years. Each 4-yug time cycle has the following 4 yug (vEDik time span) with specific time allocation to each yug:

              yug name                   time duration in
                                               human years

  1. st`y-yug                   1,728,000
  2. TREtaa-yug              1,296,000
  3. Dvaapr-yug                  864,000
  4. kli-yug                        432,000

Each of the 4 yug has its own DHARm called yug-DHARm. DHARm here means the prime kARm that has to be performed as prescribed in vED and shaasTR so that everything in the creation that one lives in can co-exist harmoniously in that yug.

Humanity and 33 kror (330 million) DEvtaao that makes their bodies functional have inter-dependent existence. A DEvtaa is a specific shkti (power) of Creator bRH`m which He manifests as part of His creation and to make the creation functional in each bRHmaaND (universe)  He creates. The humanity has to follow yug-DHARm to benefit from their interactive relationship of inter-dependence with the 33 kror (330 million) DEvtaao that makes a human's body stay healthy and functional in each birth-death journey as stated in slok 3.10 to 3.17 of BHgvD giitaa. In this inter-dependent relationship humans have to offer daily oblations to DEvtaao and in return DEvtaao nourish human's body and life for all its needs.

                yug                                 yug-DHARm

  1. st`y-yug               DH`yaan (meditation)
  2. TREtaa-yug         yGN ( including pNch mHaa-yGN)
  3. Dvaapr-yug          BHk`ti (worship)
  4. kli-yug                Daan (charitable donations)

There are various forms of oblations that a human can offer to any DEvtaa. These giving of these oblations should be performed as prescribed in vED and shaasTR and some of them are:

  • daily pRaathnaa (prayers and worship) and puujaa (viDHi (rites) of offering pRaathnaa);
  • vRt (offerings as self-commitments to do something as oblation);
  • daily pNch (5) mHaa-yGN:
    1. DEv-yGN: oblations to DEvtaao;
    2. bRH`m-yGN: oblations to all teachers starting from bRHmaa-DEv to all rushi, muni and one's own teachers and parents) though svaaDH`yaay (self-study) of veD and teaching of vED to one's own children or others who desire to have vED knowledge;
    3. piTRu-yGN: oblations to one's ancestors;
    4. BHut0yGN: oblations to all beings in the universe;
    5. nr-yGN: oblations to all humans by performing sevaa meaning service to uphold their welfare and well-being if they are unable to do so by themselves for reasons beyond their control including hosting any guest even if the guest is a stranger.
    (yGN is oblations made to DEvtaao through a kARm or through a hvn (fire rite). Oblations can be offered in true and pure thought and words too if one has attained that level of aatm-GNaan meaning self knowledge that oneself is not one's body but is only one's aatmaa (soul)).
  • daily DH`yaan (meditations to Creator bRH`m)
  • daily BHk`ti;
  • daily Daan (charitable donations to those who need for their welfare and well-being but are unable to provide for themselves due to reasons beyond their control)

Of all the oblations that one can offer daily as part of sv-DHARm (one's own DHARm), the best oblation is as prescribed under yug-DHARm as follows:

Presently we are living in kli-yug. Therefore the best oblation one can offer to uphold one's DHARm in this life-journey is Daan.

The following are some of the prime reasons deduced from the study of vED why the specific yug-DHARm is prescribed in vED for each yug:

  • The capacity of humanity to live by all the rules and regulations of  DHARm decreases by 25 per from sty-yug to kli-yug in each subsequent yug.
  • This decrease in capacity to live by DHARm is due to the decrease of vED knowledge in humanity from sty-yug to kli-yug.
  • And this decrease in vED knowledge means one cannot daily and fully perform DH`yaan, yGN, BHk`ti without full vED knowledge.
  • The yug-specific yug-DHARm is compatible to the amount of vED knowledge that would exist in humanity.
  • Therefore even when one does not have full vED knowledge one certainly has the in-built natural capacity to share whatever wealth one has with others so that the others do not suffer DuKH (pain and unhappiness) simply because they do not have the capacity to have wealth for their welfare and well-being due to reasons beyond their control. This sharing is simply providing the empowering means to others to empower themselves to be self-sufficient. This natural in-built capacity comes from the emotions, feelings and understanding a birth relationship generates in all humanity and also all living beings.

 



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