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Will Giving Money to Begging Children make them Lazy? Let’s See What Radhanath Swami has to say…

By on November 1, 2010 in Life with 40 Comments
Will Giving Money to Begging Children make them Lazy? Let’s See What Radhanath Swami has to say…

Question to Radhanath Swami: One thing always comes in my mind. If we give small children who come begging to us Prasad (sanctified food first offered to the Lord) or money, for long will they survive on this Prasad or money? Rather it will encourage them to beg even further and further, and they can’t become successful in their life. So, don’t you think it is better to give Prasad or money to very old and elderly beggars rather than give it to small children?

Radhanath Swami: Very nice observation. Actually, giving Prasad does not have a temporary effect. This Prasad connects their soul to God, to Krishna. It has everlasting benefit on the spiritual platform.

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