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Begging and ego!

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is probably old news, but here it is anyway:

These two folks beg and eat food purchased with the money received as alms. So what? There are millions who beg every single day. The only difference here is these folks go back from their one day outing with assurance that they will actually get their next meal.

Just another (weird) publicity stunt?

Note1: I don’t understand why, but there seems to be this belief that charity and social service is equivalent to spiritual development.

Note 2: Why would anyone want to lose their ego! If they meant to lose their ‘false-ego’, then it might make a bit of sense.

Note 3: The beggar get-up sucks on both of them… you want to beg, good for you!! At the very least, make it look realistic. Oh and don’t talk to reporters (just kidding!)

Categories: Commercial Religion, Funny
  1. February 3, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    LOL @ “Oh and don’t talk to reporters (just kidding!)”

    Also, very valid point about charity and social service have no relation to spiritual (philosophical) development. Many people do charity only in belief that it gives them the license to sin, otherwise.

    By the way, that link in the first line has stopped functioning.

    And since, one of the more technical meanings (in psychology) of “ego” is the conscious feeling of ‘self’, it would be better if you use something like “self-esteem” or “self-worth” instead to avoid confusion.

    • February 4, 2010 at 7:05 AM

      Also, very valid point about charity and social service have no relation to spiritual (philosophical) development.

      Shhh…

      Unfortunately, this forms the basis of one of the biggest… you know.

  2. February 4, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    …business? Hope, I completed your sentence correctly. Please, you could at least reply in affirmation, else I’ll remain curious. Except for of course, if you feel doing so would mean some real risk to you.

  3. February 5, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    Actually, I meant to say ‘religions’… the one which puts charity and social service as means for salvation.

    But I must also accept that only certain strains of it are as ‘virulent’ to get that tag from me.

    What risk, boss? There is danger at every step in this world, least of which is stating a spade as a spade.

  4. February 5, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Riskiest are the things where a profit-making business comes under attack. That’s why the wrong (actually, partially correct) guess.

  5. February 6, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Sometimes, a profit making business coming under attack is a good thing. Artificial economics gets a thumbs down from me.

  6. February 6, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    I did not understand “artificial” economics, but at least business houses declare openly that their motive is earning monetary profit. That makes them in my eyes less immoral (if they are doing something unethical/immoral, etc.) than those who pander to people’s most intimate emotions, and lie in the process.

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