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Once upon a time there was a Raja named Uttānapāda born of Svayambhuva Manu,1st man on earth.He had 2 beautiful wives - Suniti & Suruchi & two sons were born of them Dhruva & Uttama respectively.
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Now Suniti was the daughter of a tribal chief while Suruchi was the daughter of a rich king. Hence Suruchi was always favored the most by Raja while Suniti was ignored. But while Suniti was gentle & kind hearted by nature Suruchi was venomous inside.
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The story is of a time when ideally the eldest son of the king becomes the heir to the throne. Hence the sinhasan of the Raja belonged to Dhruva.This is why Suruchi who was the 2nd wife nourished poison in her heart for Dhruva as she knew her son will never get the throne.


One day when Dhruva was just 5 years old he went on to sit on his father's lap. Suruchi, the jealous queen, got enraged and shoved him away from Raja as she never wanted Raja to shower Dhruva with his fatherly affection.


Dhruva protested questioning his step mother "why can't i sit on my own father's lap?" A furious Suruchi berated him saying "only God can allow him that privilege. Go ask him"
Well said VW. I would like to contribute to your thread. Charity or Dāna as we Sanatanis like to call it is very much a part of our culture but it is quite different from that of Abrahamic faiths.

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While the [email protected] Zakat or xtian Charity is limited to people who adopts their faith the real meaning of Dāna,Dakshina & Bhiksha has all together a different purpose that doesn't come with the baggage of gaining something in return.

Many of our scriptures points out the duty, benefit and purpose of Dāna. Here are a few references from our Sanatani scriptures that attunes to charity.

In Bhagavad Gita, (17:20) Shri Krishna mentions that charity given without the expectation of anything in return is the highest form of Charity & is considered sattvik.

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In the next verse (17:21) Krishna particularly says charity given with any expectation of any reward or return or given with reluctance or grudges is not the highest form of charity thus emphasisg the selfless form of Dāna even more.

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