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Post by Seva Lamberdar Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:07 pm

As the Bhagvad Gita (Ch. 17) says, the charitable giving can be in the sense of Satva, Rajas and Tamas, with the highest category charity (belonging to the Satva category) given to the real needy / deserving person and without the giver / doer expecting any reward or advantage in return (Ch. 17: V. 20).

Moreover, the austerity and charity (giving) should not become undue burden (torture) on the doer / giver (Ch. 17: V. 19), because the pain and suffering to oneself (doer / giver) in this case (undue / unbearable burden) would be no different if the pain and suffering had instead happened to others (viz. charitable activity in Tamas category).

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