We should never try to become donors; it neither helps those to whom we give, nor us. When we give, we make others depend on us and, in exchange, buy some pride for us. When we give to others, we part with, at least, some of our humility to humiliate others.
While empowering others is more difficult than just giving away; it connects the one who empowers others to the traditional laws of nature, and helps the one who is empowered to receive what he is rightfully entitled to. When we are able to strengthen someone who desperately needs strength, he, in turn, becomes a source of strengthening such element of humanity in us that is directly linked to the divine.
The one who empowers and the one who is empowered, they both enter into an honorable relationship. As human beings, we all have limited resources and abilities; we all need to be empowered, one way or the other, but without sacrificing our honor.
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]