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Yeshe

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Compassion in action in Jaipur, India
« on: February 24, 2010, 02:31:22 am »
A friend of mine and his family have established an extensive outreach programme to help the poor in Jaipur, in addition to the free hospital his family provides.  This is Compassion in action which I call to mind when I have selfish thoughts:




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Re: Compassion in action in Jaipur, India
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 06:00:49 am »
I've totally missed this post. Happened to see that Google was spidering it, so I checked it out. It's a very beautiful initiative! They've done so much for so many!
I was surprised that they did not ask for donations, like these kinds of programmes usually do. Googling around, I couldn't find any place where they gave the option for donations.
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Re: Compassion in action in Jaipur, India
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 11:25:59 am »
I've totally missed this post. Happened to see that Google was spidering it, so I checked it out. It's a very beautiful initiative! They've done so much for so many!
I was surprised that they did not ask for donations, like these kinds of programmes usually do. Googling around, I couldn't find any place where they gave the option for donations.

No, there is no fundraising.  The Durlabhji family are extraordinary people - they create wealth ethically in the gemstone and jewellery business and spend it on their community.   It is no exaggeration to say that everyone in Jaipur knows and loves them. Their happiness comes from giving and giving. I am very honoured and humbled to be a friend who has seen their work in action.

I think being wealthy in this life must be wonderful - so much potential to release others from different forms of suffering. :)

 


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