Can Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shift focus from charity to #LivingIncome?

srisriHere I am responding to the following tweet by the renowned Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“I’m pleased to share that another 3.7 tons of food was airlifted to Sinjar mountains in Iraq and that 200 girls are rescued from IS.”

Charity makes us feel good, isn’t it. #SriSri may have good intentions with doing these charities in places like Iraq, but the reality is until and unless a system is created that is Best for All like the #BasicIncome or #LivingIncome, charity will remain a secret arm of the current abusive system.

So investigate and promote a system that is Best for All, a system of equality, a system that provides dignity to all life. I mean have you ever stood in line to receive your meal from a charitable soul? Then you will know how in-dignifying charity is. Of course when starving to death or in the midst of war, then life and death is the issue not dignity.

Essentially charity is evil, but it is needed at the moment, so while you hand out food in feeling pity for others (in that making yourself feel good about being charitable), please do tirelessly promote the creation of a system that will remove the need for charity in the first place. So many ‘good people’ out there are into charity, but for some weird reason they refuse to question the current system that create the conditions for charity, so in this I hope #SriSri and his million or so followers will shift their focus from charity to the creation of a system that is best for all.

How to do that? investigate the links below. In short, change the laws of the land, participate in the democratic process to change the laws, involve in national discussions, in that way, the system will provide the living needs for a life of dignity for all. Otherwise you have to stand in line forever in the hope some charitable soul will fill your plate, very humiliating indeed to wait for charity. But the system that supports all is a birthright which we must create. I invite the ArtOfLiving (AOL) devotees to find a purpose in this life, a purpose very similar to AOL’s “putting a smile on every face”, but long before we can do that, self-change is a must.

In the USA, have you questioned why the minimum wage cannot be raised say to 10$-15$ an hour? has AOL participated in creating the awareness to raise the minimum wage in places like US or Canada? I mean its common sense, impossible to live with some 7$-8$ an hour, have you done the math? These are the issues to discuss and create awareness about, we have been brainwashed to believe that raising the minimum wages as ‘bad for the economy’, and we accept them while charity is promoted as ‘noble and spiritual or even divine’. So realize charity is evil if you don’t push for the creation of solutions at a systematic level which will remove the need for charity forevermore.

This is a real test of your spirituality, will you stand for a world that is best for all? Or is your spirituality is all about giving you good feelings? That’s why charity is loved by many because it gives that ‘good feelings’ while promoting and changing the system is hard work over the long haul.    

Investigate solutions:

Desteni.org – Participate in Forums or Search Desteni Material.
Living Income Guaranteed – An Economic Solution.
DIP Lite – Free Online Course to get you started with Self Support.
DIP PRO -A Desteni Course for those Ready to Walk the Journey.
Eqafe.com – Invest in a wide range of Interviews to Self Perfection.
Equal Life Foundation – Facebook Stream for Unfolding Events.
Creations Journey To Life 7 Year Process Blogs
Heavens Journey To Life 7 Year Process Blogs
The master of war – “Be a Cure, not a Disease”.
#livingincomeguaranteed

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2 thoughts on “Can Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shift focus from charity to #LivingIncome?”

  1. Even if i agree that charity is no solution to world’s problem, comparing minimum wage in US and Canada with extreme crisis situation in Iraq is unfair. Minimum wage in developed countries is far high compared to third world countries anyway. AOL is more focused in wartorn or collapsed regions like africa or middle east where there is no food or system, leave aside minimum wage. And it is misinformation that AOL is only a charity organisation. It is also involved in rebuilding societies destroyed by western greed.

    1. Even in India, his main focus/seva is driven by charity, but in terms addressing social issues (homelessness, hunger, healthcare, unemployment, crime, caste system, etc etc) at a structural/political systematic level, he has remained silent, perhaps he like most of us is apathetic about system level changes, because then we have to rely on the politicians to bring in the new laws. My argument is if SriSri along with his 1 million plus devotees, bring in the awareness nationwide about system changes (via education, discussion, blogging, vlogging without protests or rallies), it may have far better consequence than the charities he run. Providing/establishing the birthright for a dignified living for ALL is not charity, it is something we must create and establish, here I feel srisri can be super effective in bringing awareness but for some reason he is silent. Old methods like protests, marches, satyagraha, burning buses etc, are a total waste, it isn’t going to do anything. I mean put it this way, even with 1 billion+ brainpower, and the intellect to travel to Mars, where is the discussion, mobility, movement, awareness even to end the caste system? Heard of sewage divers in Delhi? now these guys wont’ mind some charity so that they dont’ have to swim in a pool shit to make a living. These are the real issues, instead going to Iraq and other hot spots sounds more like a PR stint than really resolving the human crises we have created. Anyways, start the discussion, then it can expand, I am sure if SriSri understood the need for system changes, he will push for it. cool.

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