Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Beautiful Concepts|| |
| Yesterday: Feedback - What a beautiful concept|
Another beautiful concept -- Relinquishment
Yesterday's piece also briefly touched upon an important concept of relinquishment
that we do not think much about. Relinquishment is the opposite of fairness, and
infinitely larger in magnitude of generosity. It is the process by which a donor
voluntarily gives up the fruits of his/her donation. Many people in the adoption
industry use this term for giving up of a progeny.
I have found deep inspiration in the Hindu definition of Relinquishment.
Tyaga, as it is defined in the Geeta (commentary),
is a duty that must be carried out by all humans. All charity is to be performed
Hindu Philosophy: Difference between renunciation
Relinquishment is not sacrifice. Sacrifice, the word having connotations of
blood (as in killing of animals in sacrifice) is essentially a selfish act
expecting something in return -- forgiveness, love, a boon, or a blessing.
Relinquishment is spiritually superior to sacrifice because there is no
expectation of a return.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, August 30, 2001|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003
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