“Spreading education is a great charity.”
When I began this blog, I had started it with the intention of sharing my own handwritten notes which I had so painstakingly made during my year as a tenth grade ICSE student. I am someone who cannot easily part with her books and notes. Hence, instead of letting them sit forever in a closet and have them gather dust, I thought of starting this blog so that other students could benefit from my notes without having to spend the time and energy. Why do double the work, right?
However, often during the course of writing and maintaining this blog, I have been overcome with lethargy. During those times, I have felt the need to question myself.
Why am I still writing this blog after three long years? What do I get out of all this? Why toil after something which offers me no tangible direct reward? Why?
I have often received advice to make this a paid platform but whenever I contemplate the idea, I am reminded of the aagna left behind by Bhagwan Swaminarayan in our religious text, the Shikshapatri which says,
“Spreading of knowledge and education is a great meritorious deed. If possible, either aid or establish an educational institution and appoint pious scholars as teachers therein to spread
the right knowledge on the earth.”
I am also reminded of the countless times I have interacted with readers here and what a great feeling it is when they exhibit joy and pleasure to have come across a platform which provides them relevant educational material for free. It is with these two things in mind that I continue to keep this blog open for all.
Hence, I would like to point out that this blog has been and will continue to be inspired by my gurus, H.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Pragat Guruhari H.H. Mahant Swami Maharaj. I pray to them to continue to grant me the strength to maintain this blog with the pure intention to please Bhagwan Swaminarayan, follow His aagna and thereby, do my own bit with the resources that He has blessed me with.