What is tithing?

Tithing means giving 10% of the fruits of your labours “back to God” from whence it came.

Originally tithe barns where created to store tithed goods at harvest time. These stores were then used to help those in need, or during famines or other difficult times. In modern terms the “fruits of labour” are now monetary, so today a tithe means giving 10% of any money that comes in back to the source of ones spiritual inspiration. Usually a church or spiritual institution.

Giving increases our faith, it helps us to trust God in everything, even with our money. When we allow God into all aspects of our lives, anything is possible.
Nayaswami Uma
Founding Member of Ananda

A tithe is not a donation, or a gift, these are chosen, and given where and when we want. A tithe is a commitment, given regularly, monthly or weekly as money comes in. We don’t see if we can afford to tithe, we pay the tithe like any other financial obligations we may have. We don’t direct where the money goes, that is God’s part, our part is to give that crucial 10% of our money.

This is where the challenge lies. With all spiritual development, growth is directional. We try to meet the challenge where we are, we do what we can do without judgement or guilt, we just keep trying to learn how to cooperate with spiritual law. Our efforts keep us in the flow of God’s loving presence, which then magnetically pulls us ever closer to our goal.

Giving increases our faith, it helps us to trust God in everything, even with our money. When we allow God into all aspects of our lives, anything is possible. When Christ said, “I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” The disciples asked, “Who then can be saved? Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

"If you tithe a portion of your income to God, you will find that, far from depriving yourself, you will be blessed by the Source of all abundance, God. All real security comes from Him; until you understand and accept this truth, your path through life will forever remain uncertain. But the more you live for Him, the more you will find Him taking care of you–even in the smallest details of your life."

Experiment with God and allow a flow of abundance and joy into your life by choosing a percentage you want to tithe every month and see what happens!

Experience the Power of Tithing

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When we finally begin to practise the effect is life-transforming!
Nayaswami Uma
Tithing is a part of my Sadhana, when I tithe I do it like a ritual.
Vinaya
It is blessing, after blessing. I can't wait to give more and more so I can receive more and more!
Joy and grace have continually showered upon me through a regular practice of giving.
Draupadi
I think it is important to give back for all we receive. I hope others step up to support for the work.
Narada
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“Bring the tenth part into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,” says the Lord of All. “See if I will not then open the windows of heaven and pour out good things for you that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
Old Testament
Malachi 3:10.