Charity in The Veda (Rig Veda and Atharva Veda)
Charity in Rig Veda
charity in the Veda 1.
Let us become God’s instrument
And distribute fortune to the poor and the needy.
Chairty in the Veda 2.
May those who earn honestely and give
Be firmly established in the world
And command respect in society.
May they dedicated their work to God!
Charity in the Veda 3.
The liveral giver rises to divine radiance
And attain Godly powers.
Chairty in the Veda 4.
The Lord does not favour the dishonest rich
Who refuse to share their wealth
With the needy and the poor.
God snatches away the wealth of the greedy,
While He bestows riches on the generous.
Chairty in the Veda 5.
O Lord Almighty, bestow on me
The privilege of enjoying the wealth
Earned by honest, hard labour.
Chairty in the Veda 6.
Let a man think well of wealth and strive to
By the path or law and by worship;
Let him take counsel with his own inner
And grasp it with a still greater ability.
Chairty in the Veda 7.
Never gamble; be content
And enjoy the fruits of your honest labour.
Take to agriculture and harvest the wealth
Riches, thus acquired, alone give real
This is the sacred law of the Divine Lord.
Charity in the Veda 8.
One who is selfish and feeds himself alone,
Refusing to share his food
With his starving brethren,
Is not fit to be a friend.
Chairty in the Veda 9.
Let the fortunate rich fulfil
The needs of the poor.
Let his eye see the distant pathway of life;
The wheels of the wealth-chariot are ever
Richers come today to one, tomorrow to
Let everyone realize
That one day he may need the help of
Chairty in the Veda 10.
Surely, the law of Providence is such
That the wealth earned through evil means
Is scattered away.
The wealth earned through pious means
Those who earn through dishonest means are
Chairty in the Veda 11.
May you earn as by a hundred hands
And disburse by a thousand!
When you are involved in benevolent work,
Your capacity to earn multiplies,
Increasing a hundredfold;
Those who give in a good cause
Are surely blessed by the Lord.
Chairty in the Veda 12.
O man, work with vigour and vitality
Drive away the devol of poverty and disease.
May your honest earnings support the people,
Engaged in benevolent deeds
For the welfare of society.
Chairty in the Veda 13.
O God, keep away from me
That wealth which brings about my fall,
And results in my defame,
Which entangles me
From all directions,
And withers me like a parasitic plant
That withers away the supporting tree;
O Supreme Lord of Wealth,
Thy hands are golden,
Bless me with that wealth
Which gives peace and joy.
Chairty in Atharva Veda 14.
One who hordes grain or money, and enjoys
All luxuries of life and remains indifferent to
Those who are poor and suffering from
starvation, will never find a true friend.
- वैदिक धर्मी