Its been years since I last wrote, just felt that I needed to get this out of my head, so here we go.
Have you ever walked away from a beggar asking for money? I am sure most of us have done it more than once without taking a second guess/look on why they were begging in the first place.
The world shuns beggars.
Generally, due to the fact that many are not actually needing the money for useful purposes. More than one want to use it for an ulterior motive and use very sad means to beg (no legs, no hands, too old). There are also many syndicates present who use our kindness as a tool to run their business. The society thinks we should not encourage them by giving them money to carry out their deeds.
However, I beg to differ.
We only see deceit in others, when we have deceit in ourselves.
Think of it this way. Out of a billion people in the world, this particular beggar encounters you to ask for money and needs your help to satisfy their needs. Most people will say no thinking they maybe lying but have they ever thought that when helping them, one might be fulfilling their karmic cycle? As I said earlier, there could have been a billion people they asked from, but why you? The beggar might really be needing the money, maybe for themselves or their families.
When you help others, you ultimately help yourself.
If you shun the approach, you might risk the beggar developing negative feelings for you which might be detrimental for you. After all, this world is entirely about positive and negative energies, right?
At the end of the day, you are fulfilling a dire need. It is never easy to beg, no matter what you think or the approach the beggar takes. Try your best to fulfill that need with no self praise or the enlargement of your ego, and someday you will be rewarded.