Dan Dharm (The Importance of Charity)
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Dan Dharm (The Importance of Charity)

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Item Code: NAH865
Author: Swami Rajarshi Muni
Publisher: Life Mission Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9789384179458
Pages: 85
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 100 gm
About the Author

Swami Rajarshi Muni was born on 11th February, 1931, in Porbandar, in western Gujarat, in the princely lineage of the Jadeja rules of Kutch. He received sannyas initiation in February 1971 and thereafter devoted himself almost exclusively to secluded Yoga sadhana of the khechari mudra expounded and practiced in the modern spiritual tradition of Lord Lakulish, twenty-eight incarnation of Lord Shiv, in which he is the present spiritual head. In 1993, in response to a spiritual calling, he temporarily interrupted his self-imposed seclusion undertake a worldwide campaign to spread the knowledge of Yoga and the moral, cultural spiritual values of the Sanatan (eternal) Indian heritage. He resumed secluded sadhana in 2007 to complete his Yoga and establish the authenticity of the principle of the indestructible Divine Body, on which he has written with profound clarity and authority based on personal practice experience. He is an advanced yogi, a realized Master in the classic mould of Indian adepts, knower of the kundalini and master of the khechari mudra. The extraordinary heights he attained in his Yoga practice establish him firmly as the latest addition to the lineage of perfected masters which has long embellished the Indian spiritual tradition.

Publisher’s Note

Swami Rajarshi Muni's long spiritual ministry has included not only his extraordinary personal sadhana that has raised him to the highest pinnacles of yoga practice but also a lifetime of teaching of all aspects of yoga and the moral and ethical values and practices of the Sanatan dharma to his disciples and the world at large through a vast body of printed literature and discourses.

This vastly illuminating book is a compilation of his chief discourses on dan dharma or the practice of charity. They delineate, with examples from the Scriptures, the types of dan, and its correct practice and benefits. Readers will find comprehensive guidance from this book on the importance and practice of dan dharma which Indian Scriptures have indicated as being the only surviving foundation of dharma in the kali yuga. Hopefully, it will inspire and motivate them into its correct practice for their own spiritual benefit.

Contents

1 Publisher's Note vi
2 What is Dan? 1
3 Accumulation of Wealth Brings Misfortune 1
4 Accumulate Punya through Dan 1
5 Primacy of Dan in Kali Yuga 2
6 The Four Pillars of Dharma 3
7 Example of How to Give Dan 5
8 Interpretation of Shloka By Naradji 8
9 Interpretation of Shloka Continued 18
10 Further Interpretation of Shloka 21
11 Interpretation of Shloka Advanced 24
12 Example of King Shvet.. 26
13 Interpretation of the Second Line of the Shloka 31
14 Pauper's Dan is Superior to Dan of the Rich 34
15 Do Not be Miserly in Giving Dan 35
16 Dan is the Key to Making Human Existence Meaningful 37
17 The Way of Doing Dan 38
18 Types of Dan According to Indian Scriptures 38
19 Dan is a Give and Take 40
20 Give Dan Out of Your Own Earnings 40
21 Example of King Virbhadhra 41
22 Fruit According to Dan 43
23 Example 43
24 When is Dan Devalued? 46
25 What is the Right Feeling for Giving Dan? 49
26 Dharma is the Foundation of a Meaningful Life 50
27 Dan is the Main Instrument of Dharma in Kali Yuga 50
28 Special Importance of Food Dan 51
29 Example of the Merchant 52
30 Pride of One's Wealth Obstructs Dan 55
31 Example of the Proud Millionaire 56
32 Food Dan Should be Given Cheerfully and Humbly 57
33 Example of the Mongoose and the Pandava Yagya 57
34 Fruit of Dan 62
35 Rajasthan's Poor Donor 63
36 Misers are Guests of Hell 64
37 The Lion's Moustache 65
38 The Sapphire on the Serpent's Head 66
39 The Sati's Body 68
40 Shoor Khadag: The Warrior's Sword 69
41 The Miser's Wealth 70
42 Conclusion 78

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