Lack of livelihood and starvation may not motivate one to seek higher pursuits in life. Vivekananda made it clear that spiritualism cannot be practised on an empty stomach. The Buddha had taken recourse to the ‘middle path’, realising that neither luxury nor deprivation is conducive to one’s spiritual development.First, body and mind need to be in a healthy condition for one to be able to think beyond oneself. Inadequate nutrition and ailments may hinder the search for higher realities in life. If spiritual progress is to be attained as the ultimate objective, then basic requirements will have to be assured first. Hence, the right to work is basic to access minimum subsistence income.At times the requirements, particularly in low-income households, can be much more than what they are capable of earning under prevailing circumstances and skill-sets. Hence, the concept of cooperation becomes indispensable. The benefits of growth being shared at the macro-level and surplus income at the household being distributed among the needy, are inter-woven.Neither the Government can leave it to citizens to perform entire task nor citizens can shrug this off by assigning the responsibility to the Government alone. In many cultures, it is recommended specifically as to how individual income needs to be shared.Some business houses are able to make extraordinary profits, and that is the reason why the principle of corporate social responsibility becomes so important in the contemporary context. How much wealth a businessman is able to accumulate is immaterial for society, if he cannot serve the needy.By: Arup Mitra
Pretty! This was an еxtremely wonderful post. Thank you for providing this information.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Withheld some a/cs within India, to continue advocating right of free expression: Twitter
New generation ICD with latest technology implanted at SSH Jammu
Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe COVID-19, says study
People shouldn’t hesitate to get vaccinated, listen to scientists: Delhi’s 1st COVID patient
Rupee slumps 29 paise to 73.76 against US dollar in early trade
Can AI pay a month’s salary to terminated contractual pilots: HC asks national carrier
Rupee tanks 67 paise to 73.10 against US dollar in early trade
Gold falls Rs 148, silver declines Rs 886
Rupee gains 14 paise to 72.32 against US dollar in early trade
Download 10Cric Casino app, and enjoy Indias most popular casino games, directly on your mobile!
Gamble with real money online! Play Indias favourite casino games at 7Jackpots.com, Indias most trusted online casino site.
© 2020 State Times Daily Newspaper | Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions [P] Ltd.