Monday, June 04, 2007

Why Kirat Karna is one of the Pillars of Sikhism...

The definition of Kirat Karna from International Institute of Gurmat Studies, Inc.(IIGS or IGS), with whom I have no affiliation.

I came across this article in the Winnipeg Sun via Relapsed Catholic about aggressive panhandlers and it reminded me about why Kirat Karna is a pillar of Sikhism, perhaps it will remind you as well... Here's an excerpt...
It is said that the best way to kill a man is to pay him to do nothing.

This can be applied to begging.

Giving money to a panhandler is probably the least effective way to help someone rise out of poverty.

Not only do you not know where the money is going, but it provides an incentive for the panhandlers to continue the practice rather than focus on improving themselves and seeking gainful employment.

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