whether in the city, town or country.
Most have no stable source of living
and just beg around when opportunity comes.
but because they were born
to poor families
who own no houses or any properties,
who never went to school,
who couldn't find a permanent job.
It's not their fault to be poor
and being poor is never a sin.
That's why you have no right
to insult them
or mistreat them in any way
especially when they do no harm.
one of them approaches you and ask,
don't hesitate, don't refuse.
and never leave him empty handed.
Even if you have a little,
you can always share a little something
than not share at all.
Giving to the poor pleases the Holy One
and washes away your sins.
but beggars can't force you to give
if you choose not to
but never get to the point of telling them
to "go away and find a job"
or "you're strong enough for any work,
so go ahead and apply".
Such words are oftentimes heard
but they degrade and humiliate much.
It's not ideal and it's not right.
Remember that when you have something,
it's your duty to give away
a part to the poor
because God wants it that way -
it's loving your fellowmen.
and someday you will be helped too
when you need one.
That's how karma works -
what you do to others
be done to you someday.
Don't be too proud about your riches
that you lose the heart to share it,
or you might wake up the next day
poor and in debt
as if a furious storm passed you by
and left you in ruins.