The mantrasayani, midwife, helps deliveries, she does not charge. She says it in 'punyam' to serve. This is the philosophy behind all 'vaidyam', or healing.
India is no place where 'economic growth' comes ahead of morality. Here dharmam - to share one last meal with a guest. to give shelter to whoever asks for it - comes before all 'progress'.
India is a country of very deep morality, embedded in a dharmam that that is part of the concsious, subconcsious and unconcsious of the people. There is ‘paapam’, or evil acts, and ‘punyam’, or meritorious acts, in which codes of behavior are embedded. Invoking mantrams to bring ill on people brings paapam. Helping someone in need gives punyam. ‘Dharmam’ is to do the right action. Dharmam is to help the needy. Dharmam is to share what one is eating. Dharmam is to do good work even when unwatched. To feed someone gives punyam.
Once the paradigm is part of living, people strive to live by that.
This is not a religiousness that the left will understand. It is even more certainly not a religiousness that the right will understand.When a leftist friend who had come home and told them at the temple pooja that 'gods should be beaten with slippers', they only looked at him with mild surprise, and went on watching the festivities. they do not need to defend their gods ... who are beyond all abuse ... The village people will also never pull down a mosque, or unleash violence to address some historical wrongs.True indian religiousness will give the political left and the political right short shrift. Gandhi understood this religiousnes.