Hindus call for joint inter-religious effort to save world’s poorest from current financial crunch

October 31st, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin  

Hindus have urged the world religions to join hands and do something meaningful for world’s poor and vulnerable who are likely to be hurt most in view of current economic downturn.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that in these chaotic economic times, we should not abandon them because of temptation to pursue our own selfish interests and agendas. The poorest of the world’s poor stood to suffer most from this financial crisis without any fault of theirs.

Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, says that an immediate, unified, collaborative, and coordinated action is required on the part of world religions to uplift the poor before it leads to an irrevocable downward economic spiral for them and thus creating a crisis of humanity.

Do not let the excessive greed blind our minds and thus distract us from helping the poor. Ancient Sanskrit scripture Bhagavad-Gita also tells us to abandon three gates to self-destructive hell—greed, anger, and desire, Rajan Zed adds.

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