DON’T CARRY CSR OVERBOARD…
There was a thought provoking article in Financial Express dated 30th June 2011,titled “Don’t carry CSR overboard”.
To read the article on the site of FE,go to the following link:
I really liked the article and this was my response to the Editor,by way of a letter :
This refers to the column”Don’t carry CSR overboard” by Madan Sabnavis in FE of 30th June 2011.
In the Indian context,there is a popular belief that donation should be done “gupt” (secretly) or anonymously if one is expecting to be rewarded for this charitable act by divine forces.
Further, there is a famous doha of Saint Kabir : “Chidi Chonch Bhar Ley Gayi,Nadi Naan Ghatiyo Neer,Daan Deeye Dhan Naan Ghatey,Keh Gaye Bhakt Kabir..”
Literally,it means that it hardly matters if a sparrow takes a beakful of water from a river.Similarly,your wealth is not going to be seriously affected if you donate a small portion out of it.
In simple words,if a bird drinks from the river,the river does not lose any water. Saint Kabir says that similarly,wealth is never reduced by donating/using wealth for benefit of others ie God always provides to people who use their wealth to help others.
J S BROCA
If you have any views/comments/opinions on this subject,do submit.
Here is a link to a beautiful rendition of Dohas of Saint Kabir by JAGJIT SINGH…on Youtube…E..N..J..O…Y…!