Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 07 May 2024


Why are people dying of hunger and starvation across the globe?

[Ms. Thrylokya asked: Swami, You told that God provides sufficient vegetarian food to each soul before its birth. Then, why are people dying out of hunger and starvation across the globe?]

Swami replied:- The starvation deaths do not take place due to lack of food in the world. These deaths take place due to the social injustice and social selfishness related to the souls. Such cases are very rare and should be understood based on the punishments given by God for their horrible past sins. Such deaths cannot be avoided by anybody. But, every wealthy person shall not go in such line of thinking in order to hide his/her greediness in donating food. The government, administrations of temples and rich people shall involve in creating beggar homes to provide food, shelter, cloth and medicines to the poorest beggars. Without completing the service to the poorest, the government shall not think about poor and poorer sections for the sake of their votes in elections. The responsibility of the soul will be over on seeing that no beggar dies due to starvation. In spite of all the facilities completely implemented, if a beggar dies due to starvation, people shall take such a rare incident as the punishment given by God to a sinful soul and such incident is beyond the comprehension of souls.