Tuesday June 24, 2014
Questioner: What kind of himsa is it when a person gives money towards a religious cause, obtained through devious and violent means?
Dadashri: If that money is donated for a charitable cause, his liability will be reduced by whatever amount he sacrifices. For example, if he earned a hundred thousand rupees and donated eighty thousand to build a hospital, then his liability will be reduced by whatever he donates. He will still be liable for the remaining twenty thousand rupees. So it is good that he spends it for a worthy cause. There is nothing wrong with it.