Even when we re
Even when we’re engaged in charity work, we should not regard ourselves in a very haughty way as great protectors benefitting the weak.
Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up; they must be performed. Indeed, sacrifice, charity and penancepurify even the great souls. (18.5)
O son of Prtha, there is no work prescribed for Me within all the three planetary systems. Nor am I in want of anything, nor have I need to obtain anything–and yet I am engaged in work. (3.22)
Western brains work, they work a great deal, but always in the direction of efficiency.
A man engaged in devotional service rids himself of both good and bad actions even in this life. Therefore strive for yoga, whichis the art of all work. (2.50)
But charity performed with the expectation of some return, or with a desire for fruitive results, or in a grudging mood, is saidto be charity in the mode of passion. (17.21)
If you get proud and haughty as a result of long study and understanding, it is very unfortunate. If we see pride among people who have no idea about Dharma practice, it is understandable.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Those who fix their minds on My personal form and are always engaged in worshiping Mewith great and transcendental faith are considered by Me to be most perfect. (12.2)
A person in the divine consciousness, although engaged in seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, eating, moving about, sleeping and breathing, always knows within himself that he actually does nothing at all. Because while speaking, evacuating, receiving, or opening or closing his eyes, he always knows that only the material senses are engaged with their objects and that he is alooffrom them. (5.8-9)
Once Rajnikant donated a drop of blood to a poor, weak and sick child. That little boy is now called
THE GREAT KHALI.