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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Redefining Charity: From Prioritizing Possessions to Cultivating Punniya

Unveil a profound shift in perspective as the age-old saying "we have to charity what is left" is reinterpreted in a thought-provoking conversation. Traditionally understood as prioritizing family needs and then allocating remaining resources for charity, a deeper contemplation prompts a profound realization: "what we are left with is our charity." This paradigm-shifting conversation challenges societal norms and encourages a profound reevaluation of our values and actions.




Through introspection and contemplation, the conversation unfolds to reveal the fleeting nature of material wealth and possessions. While individuals often amass bank balances, assets, and luxury items, the ultimate departure from this world renders these acquisitions inconsequential. What truly endures, however, is the "Punniya" or spiritual merit accumulated through acts of charity and kindness.


Listeners are invited to ponder this timeless wisdom and its implications on daily life. As the conversation encourages a heightened awareness of daily actions, it suggests a powerful practice: reflecting on the extent of charity performed each day. By cultivating this habit, individuals can infuse their lives with purpose, compassion, and spiritual growth.



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