A Street Beggar

Begging existed in the human society since before the dawn of recorded history in different forms. Many beggars beg for alms wandering about here and there in the streets and crowded places. They are called street beggar. Begging is the most disreputable practice for living and is a hateful deed. Yet, there is hardly any country where there is no street beggar. There are many street beggars who have reasonable cause to deserve others charity, such as helpless blind, lame, crippled and extremely old person who have no other means to survive. But there are other beggars who, despite having ability to earn, have taken begging as their profession. If people give them alms, they encourages begging which is defamatory for a society. However a street beggar is found begging in all public places sitting, standing or walking or in group. They are naturally ugly looking and are always seen trying to draw the attention of the passers-by stretching out their hand or begging bowl. Besides money, they can ask for food, drink, clothes and any other small things they are tempted for. Every beggar has his/her own way and technique to ask for alms. They naturally appeal for something with a piteous tone creating religious environment by the name of God. In fine, as beggars look for donor, so, there are some people in the society who look for beggar to donate. Yet we should not encourage begging from our conscious layer of mind.


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The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

― Bodhidharma

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