|Social Service Wing|
Social Service Wing
To educate and encourage all people, including members of social organisations, to imbibe moral and spiritual values.
Views and Perspectives:
Service to society is the essential nature of social work. Social workers do their best to help the destitute and the disenfranchised, the downtrodden and the disabled. Much of their effort is devoted to persuading the rich to provide for the poor. Their efforts, however, often resemble covering a large sore with a small plaster; in other words, they are increasingly ineffective and of no lasting benefit. This is because the root cause of the ills affecting society has yet to be addressed.
The root cause is spiritual impoverishment and the ultimate cure is spiritual empowerment. Souls whose strength of character has been blighted by bad company, weakened by worry and wanton desires, and who have transgressed the Law of Karma due to ignorance and are suffering the consequences-such souls will be benefited only by spiritual social service.
Spiritual empowerment strengthens the will, enables self-reliance and equips one morally to cope with adversity, disability and hardship. It can bring great benefit to social workers themselves, freeing them from the stresses and negative impressions which inevitably confront them in their offices as well as in the field. This is not to say that plasters should not be applied, that philanthropy should not be sought, or that current forms of social work should be abandoned. These efforts must be continued, supported and furthered. However when social service organisations and their personnel collaborate with spiritual organisations such as this Institution, then the results will be of lasting value.
It has been said that society is as strong as its weakest elements. Even if we were able to adequately feed, clothe and shelter India's impoverished millions, unless and until they are spiritually empowered and uplifted, the nation as a whole cannot become a value-based society characterised by love and harmony.
The Social Service Wing has pioneered bringing spiritual social service to physically, morally and socially disadvantaged people since 1989.
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