Lauding Buffet, Zed urges India's business elite to generously donate to charities

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 05, 2010 11:30 hrs

Applauding Billionaire Warren Buffet for the recent about 2 billion dollar donation to charities, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has called upon India's billionaires/millionaires to donate wholeheartedly to charitable causes.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged India's large business houses to pledge at least one third of their wealth to charity.

Quoting scriptures, Rajan Zed said that charity was a duty, which should be undertaken with sympathy and modesty. He suggested India's wealthy to stay away from the greed and always keep God in your life.

Stressing renunciation, Zed pointed out that three opening words of ancient scripture Isha Upanishad: "tena tyaktena bhunjita" said it all-"By renouncing it {the world}, enjoy it." Bhagavad-Gita, another ancient scripture, also promised "freedom through renunciation".onsumerism had resulted in neglecting spiritual values, Rajan

Zed argued and quoted Bhagavad-Gita, which says: there are three gates to self-destructive hell-greed, anger, and desire. Abandon these three. A person freed from these three gates of darkness, seeks what is best and attains life's highest goal. (ANI)

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