Thought for Food
by ROHAN NARVANKAR
Our Campaign Storyends 08 Jan 2018, 11:59 PM
Starting this campaign for food charity for our elderly at Sathya Sai Social Service run initiatives.
"Of all the charities, giving food is the best one. We are much perturbed when we get no food at noon. Other beings feel similarly under similar circumstances. Knowing this, he who gives food to the poor and hungry, is the best donor or charitable person. The Taittiriya Upanishad says that "Food is Brahma; from food all the creatures are born and having been born, by food they live, and having departed, into food again they enter." Other kinds of charities, viz., giving away wealth, property and clothes etc., require some discrimination, but in the matter of food, no such consideration is necessary. Let anybody come to our door at noon, he should be served forthwith; and if lame, crippled, blind and diseased paupers come, they should be fed first and the able-bodied persons and our relations afterwards. The merit of feeding the former is much greater than that of feeding the latter. Other kinds of charities are imperfect without this Anna-dana (giving of food). Anna-dana is the best of all merits. "
- Sai Satcharitra .
The Sathya Sai Social Service (4S) is a voluntary welfare organisation established by a team of professionals who dedicated their time and effort to help the sick, the vulnerable and the less fortunate in our society. It is a secular and non-ethnic based organisation.