Is Money The Divine Source Of Never Ending Happiness?
A person enjoys happiness even when there is no money whatsoever. And the other suffers deeply even when there is plenty of money. There can be suffering with money or without money. There can be suffering as a widow or a wife or as a mistress. Even the prominent businessmen in the world have sufferings. Therefore pleasure and pain are not dependent on money!
Actual suffering is in not having any air to breathe or food to eat. These are the basic necessities in life, without which the body cannot survive. Hence, when the basic necessities in life are missing, it is natural for one to experience suffering.
But most of us have all the basic needs and even more. Yet, people are not happy and are running after money to earn more. When a rich person sits to dine, he is preoccupied with his business instead of enjoying his meal. He does not appreciate what is in front of him and thus remains miserable throughout his life. The wise ones in the world enjoy themselves with whatever they receive naturally.
We all know that money is required to live comfortably. Money gives us the capacity to go anywhere in the world. We can buy the best clothes, bungalows, education, medicines, luxuries, and so on. But can money give us never-ending happiness? Read on to know more.
There is no being in this world, which does not seek happiness. Everyone seeks eternal bliss, the kind that never leaves. His understanding and belief is that money will bring joy. But then, what about the problems and inner turmoil that come with it?
There was a time when people used to say that Ford is the richest man, but four years later, someone else was the richest. So what is the point of running after money needlessly? The horse that wins the race gets the prize, the second and third horses get a little bit of something, and the fourth will die foaming at the mouth. Why do we have to enter the racecourse?
Money increases vengeance and negative passions.
If you become obsessed with money, then you will become restless. When you devote too much attention to money, you miss out on the other essential things in life. Money roams, and you will wander too. People keep counting their bills, the bills are left behind, and the one who was counting passes away. Money says to us, ‘understand this much if you want: You will move on, and we will stay behind’.
However, do not create any animosity with it. Invite money to come to you because you need it. We cannot do without money. But people become obsessed with it.
You will be surprised to know that earning money is not under your authority. Money will not come to you if you go through extreme struggles to acquire it. It simply happens! Your hard work is merely an instrument, one of the many shreds of evidence for the money to reach you. If money can be earned through hard work, these laborers would have a lot of money because they work the hardest of all, don’t they? And if money could be earned through intellect, then there are incredibly well-educated people out there, yet their shoes are all worn out! Making money is never from the use of intelligence, nor is it the fruits of hard labor. It is the reward of one’s merit karmas from one’s past life. So if you want money, you have to be cautious where merit and demerit karmas are concerned.
Money is a by-product. Do you worry whether your arms or legs will remain functional? No. Why not? Do we not need our limbs? We do, but it is not something we have to think about. In the same manner, there is no need to think about money. Money flows naturally, but people believe that it is because of their independent effort and hard work that they are billionaires. ‘I became’ is an illusion. ‘It happened’ is knowledge. A billionaire says, “I made millions.” It is an illusion. All these you have brought forth with you is from your past life. This is nothing but just a belief in your mind that ‘I am doing all this’. This is egoism. What does this egoism do? It plans for your next birth without your knowledge. Thus man creates his next life, and the cycles of life and death continue. He never stops creating a new life. If planning stops, then liberation is at hand.
Never-ending happiness is to be found when you make your spiritual path as your main production. All worldly gains are a by-product of such a production. You have acquired this body, acquired material wealth, a wife, a bungalow, etc, because of something you did in your previous life. All this is a by-production. The effort made in the path of liberation is considered the ‘main production’. Once we acquire liberation from the ‘Gnani Purush’, the worldly ‘by-production’ will automatically come to you, free of cost. We have wasted so many lives running after the ‘by-production’ expecting to find happiness in it.
The divine source of never-ending happiness is found in the ‘Real Self (Soul)’, and all the material wealth comes as a by-product. This spiritual happiness is beyond this world and will make you be content forever. A Gnani Purush (One who has realized the Self and is able to do the same for others) is never under any illusion. He has already attained this spiritual happiness and is today, helping the entire world attain it. So come, let us also go to such Gnani, and from Him attain Self-Realization, so that our endless wanderings and misery come to an end!!!
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