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Hindus should give 20% of their wealth to the poor.
Atithi is the unexpected guest.
Gandhi was a great Muslim leader.
Hindus may believe that if people are poor it is because they lived badly and created bad karma in a previous life.
Hindu scriptures say that a guest should never be turned away without food.
Hindus do not believe in giving money to charities.
India is a Hindu charity which works to care for victims of disasters.
Hindus can build up good karma for themselves so that they will have a better future life by giving to the poor.
Hindus believe that giving money to beggars just encourages them not to work.
Gandhi taught that helping others was the best way to reach Brahman.