Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
7) The Joy of Giving is often said to lead to Generosity and generate “instant karma” elucidate with examples.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article talks about Philanthrocapitalism. It quotes the recent example of Azim Premji and his actions of trusteeship and philanthropy. In this context one can analyse the relevance of Joy of giving, generosity that can generate instant Karma.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must analyze the importance of trusteeship that is primarily accentuated through the process of “Giving”, the practice of giving, or dana in Pali, has a preeminent place in the teachings of the Buddha too.
Elucidate – When you are asked to elucidate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using examples.
Structure of the answer:
Such answers can have a good start through a relevant quote or a definition justifying “Joy of giving”.
Discuss briefly the interlinkages of giving, generosity and instant karma. Relate the instance of Azim premji’s foundation to the act of trusteeship.
Explain the virtues, their necessity for the common good. Explain how wealth is not an end in itself. A person who righteously earns wealth and gives it to the needy to a person with two eyes is a true virtuous person, such joy cant be done away with and is eternal.
Signify the importance of the giving, instant karma – acts that you do have direct consequences on the state of your mind and heart, even as you do them .