I grew up in a family where I was not deprived of any basic needs and I didn’t know what exactly poverty mean. I had access to everything I wanted somehow and at times I used to get it quite later which frustrated me alot. Today when I see and look at some corner of the world I see so many heads going empty stomach, lying in the subways, pedestrian awfully longing for a piece of bread, a drop of water and you know they breathe the most polluted air and still survive.
Let alone breathing a most polluted air its also been studied that they drink a sewerage effluent to quench their thirst. How many of us can think of such insanity? I didn’t believe and still I am not able to take in the the fact that people don’t get a loaf of bread and drop of clean water to live. But sadly its true that such an agony exist in some part of the world.
We are very much blessed to be born in this peaceful country where every citizen of this country is at least not deprived of basic needs. Situation never did force anyone of us for starvation. We have such a pristine environment and incessant waterfall every where that we can hardly get to drink fresh water. We dont know the value of things until we loose or we are acutely deprived of it. The little amount that we use to buy cigarettes and foreign wines can feed so many hungry stomachs, the little amount that we use to buy a party dress can dress so many unclothed skinny souls, the little amount that you spend on luxurious items can mend their huts. These people only know of food, air, water and shelter.
So all these little amount will mount their lives. When we are spending so lavishly I genuinely feel we should always think of those starving soles whose fate didn’t equal ours and lets pray that these soul get liberation from such trauma. we are all born same but only karmic calculations placed us in different scenario.