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An Interview with Mr. Amin Dezhakam on Money Donation Celebration

An Interview with Mr. Amin Dezhakam on Money Donation Celebration

Interviewer: You and your respected family who dedicated your whole life to Congress 60 and helping people, what inner need did you feel that made you be in the position of a Pahlavan?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: Hello friends, I am Amin, a traveler. I served in various capacities in Congress 60, including teaching about worldviews, working as an agent, and participating in sports, camps, and other activities. At one point, I believed these experiences were sufficient, but later realized that they were unrelated to my financial services work. Therefore, I decided to pursue other areas of service. Mr. Dezhakam suggested that for an NGO to succeed and build a strong foundation, it requires human resources, specialized knowledge, and financial support. This strategy has shown me the right path. Furthermore, as per the law of cause and effect, my external actions have equivalent consequences internally. Therefore, to achieve prosperity while serving in Congress 60, I must correctly perform this triangle. The triangle includes the law of action and reaction, or Newton's third law, and requires an active physical presence as a human force. My goal is to serve professionally on-site, in the OT department, or as a guide while also fulfilling financial duties. Since I have an impact on Congress' development, this also leads to my development. Neglecting one of these sides will result in no changes. Consequently, I began serving in the financial field with this view. I possessed this trait in the past and would support and perform the work if there was a shortage anywhere.

Interviewer: With the guidance of Mr. Dezhakam, you embarked on the X research travel to benefit humanity and heroically sacrificed your life. Can you explain how you freed yourself from the inner vines?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: Finance is a powerful force that should not be underestimated. I embarked on the research travel to positively impact myself and others. It took me two years to accept my father’s suggestion. There is a saying of Congress 60’s masters that if you conquer the force of matter, you defeat half of the negative force, but if matter conquers you, you lose completely. The strength of materials and their appeal are significant in the material world we inhabit. It's so significant, in fact, that some people make the mistake of believing that money is the solution to all problems. With this belief, they prioritize money above all else, expending all their efforts in pursuit of it.
But someone who disregards a large sum in Congress and becomes a Pahlavan by donating is certainly a significant improvement, as this act involves separating and cutting ties from affiliations, which is no small feat and is becoming more common in Congress. But my investigation was a hidden aspect that was accomplished through God's grace and Mr. Dezhakam's discernment. Later, I understood its importance and value. Furthermore, we must acknowledge Pahlavan's generosity as a vital aspect of the triangle. This generosity was achieved through understanding and awareness and can also apply to financial matters, as well as the act of donating life. Both of them are valuable and cause the bonds to be broken. They have an impact as the sides of the triangle cast shadows on one another, influencing each other.

Interviewer: In your opinion, as the worldview professor, when does being a Pahlavan transition from being a name and title to becoming a reflection of a person's moral character?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: Pahlavan was a beautiful and meaningful word that Mr. Dezhakam picked because it always represents both strength and human qualities. In our culture, a Pahlavan is someone who has not only physical strength and abilities but also human qualities such as forgiveness and generosity.
We have come across the story of Poriya Vali, who possesses both exceptional physical abilities and human characteristics. However, despite the circumstances he finds himself in, Poriya Vali disregards the title of champion in pursuit of another goal or characteristic. This story serves as a significant symbol that defines a Pahlavan for us. It highlights the fact that a Pahlavan is expected to possess not only physical strength but also moral character. In the face of numerous demands, Poriya Vali prioritizes one aspect over the other, transforming into a Pahlavan and exemplifying a pattern. A similar example can be found in becoming a Pahlavan. In this example, a person may possess material wealth such as fine clothing, a house, and a car, and may also enjoy social popularity. However, true heroism emerges when this individual willingly sets aside these possessions and chooses not to prioritize being the best or the wealthiest. Instead, they focus on meeting the needs of the less fortunate. It is in this selfless act of meeting the needs of others that true heroism is realized. An individual like Bill Gates exemplifies this concept. By donating half of his wealth annually, he has transitioned from being the richest person in the world to the fifth. Similarly, Poriya Vali relinquished his first position to prioritize the restoration of human and moral qualities, ultimately becoming the second. The same principle applies to financial matters as well. A person may possess the finest house and car, but they may choose to prioritize practicality and safety over perfection. They may recognize that a good and safe car is sufficient and that a house located a few meters away can meet their needs and provide its own unique benefits. It is in these moments of prioritizing practicality and contentment over extravagance that the qualities of a Pahlavan are defined. Indeed, with each stage of selection, this individual progresses towards embodying the character of a Pahlavan. The act of generosity is not limited to the protagonist alone but extends to their spouse and children as well. They consistently prioritize helping others over fulfilling their own desires, making the conscious choice to assist those in need.

Interviewer: In your opinion, is it advisable for individuals to wait until they achieve a certain level of inner purity before acting with generosity, or do we attain purity as we progress? Do you consider this type of thinking to be a tactic employed by negative forces?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam:  In Congress 60, Mr. Dezhakam emphasized that donations should not be made with expectations. It's not reasonable to expect God for a return of five billion dollars just because you donated five hundred million tomans. You don't need to prove your importance to earn respect. True purity lies in one's actions, not just their patience. It's essential to donate, as it cultivates purity in oneself. Through donation, one can find purity in motion. Consider a well that has murky water when it is first dug up, but over time the water becomes clearer and clearer as it is drawn out. Similarly, it's important not to idealize the notion that I will donate only when my heart is pure. This belief may be a tactic used by negative forces. As long as you have the willingness to help and meet the conditions set by Mr. Dezhakam, which include not having an urgent financial need and owning both capital and a house, you can apply for assistance.

Interviewer: “Sometimes you never know what's coming, and things may turn out alright or sometimes they won’t happen at all.” We've faced difficulties when fulfilling our financial obligations. In this situation, is our only duty to trust, rely on God and submit?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: This poem is from Qaiser Aminpour. Sometimes, things don't go well. It's okay because I believed I had enough money or could sell some possessions to meet my obligations. Now, the payment conditions aren't met this year, but the opportunity will arise next year. Don't overthink or worry. According to the "Action" CD, it's best to do work with minimal effort and avoid problems.  For instance, when guys say their task will take until 3 in the morning or afternoon, I suggest doing it two days later to prevent mental stress.  Keep calm and don't rush. Instead of saying: Oh no, I promised Mr. Amin but it's too late and I'm feeling anxious. It would be better to reschedule for another day to deliver the work. We will do our best with minimal effort. You should consider this in financial matters as well. "What a man can accomplish depends on how hard he works." This is the effort that God sees within our hearts. If you have good intentions and common sense, begin making an effort. The outcome is not up to you. Sometimes people succeed and sometimes they don't, but they mustn't give up and take action. For instance, someone may deposit 10 million tomans to sell a car. As long as a person puts in enough effort, the outcome isn't significant. People often deceive themselves.

•  Interviewer: If it was not possible for you to become a Pahlavan and pay a pledge, would you still announce Pahlavan, or would you wait until the conditions are met with complete confidence, then announce?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: I assess beforehand. For instance, if I own a specific property, land, and a house, and I have 300,000 tomans in the bank, I evaluate whether to vend a particular store or some property or not. I also examine the status of buying and selling land to ensure that money will enter my account within six months or if there are no customers for another three years. By checking, I will see if my 300 million tomans will increase to 500 million tomans during this time. If the situation is mostly favorable (upper than 60 to 70 %) I will act promptly instead of waiting for perfection. However, if the circumstances do not meet the standards, I will strive to contribute as much as possible, for instance, as a Doner.

Interviewer: Please express your understanding of trust in financial services.
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: Faith was defined by Mr. Dezhakam as the manifestation of God's light in man. It is a belief that resides in the heart and the conviction that we are dealing with God in financial service. It is also the belief that whatever we give, we will receive back from the same hand, or the belief that fulfilling a duty is necessary. Faith, to me, means that if I have more financial or educational resources than I need, I must give it to those who need it. For instance, I have enough food to satisfy me. But what should I do if I have two extra meals? Should I store them in the fridge until they go bad, or should I give them to my neighbor's worker? Sometimes people overlook more than just their own needs. To me, having faith means doing what I can when I can. It makes me feel good, especially when I might not get the chance to do it later.  I have the means to invest my money where it will do the best. As circumstances can change, I want to take advantage of this opportunity while it is available. I attempt to make good use of this assist. Whether the ball hits the goalpost or goes out, I take the shot. I believe in God and the natural law that if we follow the commandments without expectation, we will experience the joy of God or the universe. This law dictates that respecting nature brings protection while harming nature brings harm to oneself. In finance, we too have felt a sense of joy and relief, even though I was unaware of it initially. It's customary for our family to cover the cost of Pahlavani ourselves; Mr. Dezhakam doesn't foot the bill alone. You must pay one hundred million. You must pay this initial amount upfront, and the remaining balance can be paid at a later time if possible. After giving 100 million tomans, I allocated the remaining payments to other departments. This led to a sincere relationship and allowed me to play a role in the splendid games of Congress 60, which brought me a sense of joy and fulfillment.

Interviewer: when I listened to the CD “Backbiting”, I noticed that it sounded very different from the others. Was the improved clarity on this CD because of your position as a Pahlavan and your financial service?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam:  Yes, I believe it has made a difference. An important concern for me in Congress 60 has always been determining where to allocate resources and engage in activities. For example, as a member of the music legion, I am considering how much to donate. It's something that I think about. If a person thinks about something, it influences their values and directs their actions, which has an impact on them. For example: As a student of Shiraz University, I am obligated to provide financial services to the Shiraz branch. In Congress 60, our branch is of utmost importance and individuals must serve within their designated branch. For example, if we serve in different sports sections, we can show support by making donations there. I am willing to contribute in this manner.

Interviewer: How can one develop a spirit of giving? Who, where, and how much should I donate? Is it wise to donate to someone in need if we are unsure about the validity of their request? As a donor, how can I ensure that my contributions are based on decency?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam:  In 1976, when I left home for the university, I used to receive some allowance to cover my transportation expenses. However, whenever I encountered a beggar on my way, I would give them the money instead. As a result, I often had to walk back home from the university. It became a sort of dilemma for me whether to help those in need on the street or not. Lately, I have been giving money to people who have spent money on themselves, like buying nuts or cleaning their car windows. I then asked them to clean the rear and side windows of my car in exchange for the money I gave them. Because there should always be accountability for one's actions. Sometimes when we help others, we go with our gut feeling. I listen to my own opinion and don't follow specific rules. When helping, we can choose to act with compassion, cruelty or take actions based on decency. However, acting with too much compassion can result in harming ourselves, while causing others to become corrupted. On the other hand, ignoring people in need can be callous and not the right action. Sometimes, through diagnosis, you can assist as much as possible. In fact, by providing aid to a person, you are educating and training them properly. This is a beneficial practice, and the diagnosis is pivotal.
Interviewer: You are a good parent and son of Mr. Dezhakam. We are interested in having a role model like you to help us raise our children. What advice do you have for us in raising our children properly?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: Yes, parents hold their children dear and their hearts beat for them, which is a natural parental characteristic. However, it's crucial to raise children with the right morals. This requires showing them love and attention, but not giving into all their demands or raising them to be fierce competitors. Sometimes parents want their children to be happy and think that sending them to extra classes will ensure they always stay close. However, this approach can backfire and lead to the opposite effect. Parents may base these decisions on their own past failures. Because you raised someone who only attended language classes, studying was their sole focus. Everything they needed for success was provided. However, this child may grow up devoid of emotion or personality and not exhibit loyalty towards you. Children should not be one-dimensional; they should also help with household tasks, cooking, and working besides studying and engaging in art and sports. As far as I recall, Mr. Dezhakam taught in the 8th valley that parents have defined responsibilities towards their children, and similarly, children have duties towards their parents. However, due to the love we have for them, we perform these duties unilaterally. Despite fulfilling their every wish, they never learned to appreciate emotions and express gratitude. They have become emotionless, careless, selfish, and solely focused on their own desires and progress. Parents are the first ones to get heartbroken by this incident. As children learn various skills like swimming, computer or language, parents need to learn them too. In the future, if parents lack these skills, children may perceive them as uneducated servants. Children may wrongly believe that their parents can't do anything and only serve them. Let's keep the amounts. Sometimes, while you work on learning a new language, he washes the dishes. It's unfair if the child is always busy learning a new language and you should also assist with breakfast and offer alternatives like pizza, burgers, or chicken if they don't like the dish. “Do you want to go out for lasagna?”, you suggest to them if they don’t like the meal. If we betray him in this way, we will be punished for our actions. One day, he will seek revenge on you. Instead of following her parents' orders, she sees them as obedient to her, changing the dynamic of their good relationship. We are humans and we must maintain balance in all aspects of life.  Children should not only receive affection and education but also learn practical skills such as cooking and working, just like Mr. Dezhakam who is both a skilled worker and a talented scientist. With God's blessing, he works as a laborer for 12 hours, producing DSAP. One day, a friend suggested to Mr. Dezhakam that he should hire a worker to collect the materials. However, he refused and said, "You and I are workers. We do not need to look for additional workers." This is how he taught his friend that he didn't think of himself as a scientist who finds remedies for addictions and diseases that can't be cured, and he thought that doing so wouldn't harm his self-respect.

Interviewer: What is your response to the concerns and uncertainties that fellow travelers have about financial services?
• Mr. Amin Dezhakam: If you can do it, it's important to keep in mind that opportunities and favorable conditions don't always last forever. As Congress 60 teaches us there are two types of fear: holding fear and inhibiting fear. While holding fear can be beneficial, inhibiting fear can prevent us from donating and serving others. In Congress 60, we discovered that the best way to conquer inhibiting fear is to face it head on. However, if we confront the holding fears within us, we may be destroyed. Now what does it mean to face the inhibiting fear? To overcome fear, donate as much as you can and continue the practice. With each donation, you face your fear and eventually, the fear will diminish and you will gain the necessary skills. But without taking action there is no success.

Translated by: Marjan M.


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