Amongst all world glories wealth predominates but in reality it does not stand first. The chief spot belongs to generous sentiments. Those who possess it become divine in nature. Great personages, Rishis, men of austerities, those overflowing with a sense of sacrifice and renunciation can be looked upon as divine saints. Like flame lamps they burn themselves only to spread cool light everywhere. In this world all the conscious power seen can be called the grandeur of generous sentiments. The second spot belongs to knowledge and wisdom. It can be called Brahminhood. The 3rd glory is radiant talent. These are in turn called Kshatriyas. Only after this at 4th spot stands wealth.
Today wealth is given the 1st spot and respected everywhere. This is but man’s misfortune. The result of all this is that many by hoarding/amassing more and more material wealth desires to become ‘great and revered’. Truly wealth must only be used for great sacred tasks of world welfare. Water gathering in craters and food collecting in the stomach tends to rot and thus distortions manifest. Those who hoard cash etc in excess in their vaults become insane and spread the stench of disease in entire world society. Hence it is most required that along with earning of lot of wealth it must simultaneously be utilized for world well being tasks.
HOARDING WEALTH IS A DIRE SIN:
In Indian Culture 5 big sins are enumerated:
- Hoarding of wealth
Hoarding means gathering wealth for usage on sense merriment inflating one’s ego. Today the more one hoards wealth the more one is respected in society. Yet in spiritual terms this is defined differently. Only that effort and hard work must be honored which helps one earn wealth ethically and honestly. We must praise every act of world welfare executed by wealth earned through ethical means. Only on this basis should wealth and the truly wealthy be applauded. Wealth is akin to a type of glory. In it one can experience divine blessings. Hence in India during the festival of lights called Deepawali we worship wealth world well being is misused in sense pleasures and increasing the vain ego of a few selected people is truly looked down upon.
Of course it is required that in order to sustain life and nurture one’s family wealth needs to be earned. One must make efforts for this but along with this we must understand that in order to attain success in human living and also to sanctify and render cultured our inner personality we must analyze whether we have succeeded in doing so. It is also most required that we pay off our debt to society and give donation towards divine tasks. For both these one must make use of ample hard work, time, thinking, zeal, talent and energy. If the aspiration for wealth takes the form of vain desire fulfillment then our thinking and efforts scatter in that direction. As a result high stature spiritual goals remain mere figments of our imagination. As a result those tasks for which human life was gifted to us remain unfulfilled. Truly only that much wealth must be earned which takes care of our basic living needs.
Never earn money via lowly unrighteous endeavors. Those who already have enough wealth to look after their basic needs should not earn and hoard more wealth. Excess hoarding of wealth leads to strife and tension.
Hence earn money only via honest ethical ways. By using minimal wealth for oneself use excess wealth for well being of society. Un-required hoarding leads to strife and chaos.
USE WEALTH WHOLESOMELY FOR NEO CREATION:
A lot of wealth is required for neo creation. Just as sentiments, wisdom and talent are required for every program that involves broadcasting, creativity and hardships so too money is essential. For this we welcome all wealthy, rich people of the world. Rishi Vishwamitra commenced making a new world. He hence required wealth. His chief disciple King Harshchandra not only handed over his kingdom but also fulfilled his Guru’s needs by selling himself, his wife and child. Saint Sudama’s GuruKul (school) reached a stage wherein due to lack of money it had to be shut down. Lord Krishna his friend gauging the situation gave Sudamaji enough wealth. Due to strained finances King Rana Pratap was unable to continue the war of independence. At that time Bhamashah came and donated a lot of his wealth for that cause. Buddha’s Wheel of Righteousness program was all set to spread in the entire world. Yet the main obstruction faced was lack of finances to send his preachers all over the world. Hence Emperor Ashok handed over his entire kingdom for Lord Buddha’s sacred mission. As a result today Buddhist religion has spread out in the entire continent of Asia.
Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya wished to reestablish Vedic culture. For this end King Mandhata gave his army and vault of wealth. Mahatma Gandhi looked upon Jamnalal Bajaj as his son. He gave a huge chunk of his earnings to Gandhiji. Indians residing in Burma had weighed Subhashchandra Bose with gold so that the requirements of Azad Hind Army could be met. In ancient times too this tradition was seen. King Karna, by keeping with him only that much wealth required to sustain life would daily donate excess wealth in gigantic measure. Every year Vajishrava performed the Sarvamedh Yajna and would donate all extra wealth he possessed.
In those times people zestfully earned a lot of wealth, saved it too and time and again donate in huge measure their excess wealth to Brahmins and for world welfare tasks. Today what is most important? This decision can be taken only by farsighted great leaders of the world. Ordinary laymen everywhere perform such useless tasks so as to amass wealth which gives them speedy fame. Thus those tasks that are most required to be enacted remain obstructed.
Keeping this fact in mind by giving wealth to credible ethical people they were also handed over the responsibility of using the same wholesomely. People gave up all worry by donating wealth to the Brahmin class of society. It is most required that after executing a religious ritual Brahmins are given donation and are fed sumptuously. In that era all this was done truly for world welfare. Fearless Brahmins would spend minimum cash for their food, clothing etc. They personally had hardly any requirements. Every cent given to a Brahmin would be used solely for uplifting world society in an all round manner. Even today the supreme goal of donation and philanthropy should be aimed at sensitive neo creation of the world. Today people think it to be very meritorious in giving a tiny donation for appeasing the mind, vain show for helping someone and yet if human inertia is not warded off momentary solutions will do no good to the world. Hence, while donating wealth a subtle farsighted intellect must be utilized. Those great tasks the world over must be inspired which augment goodwill amongst people everywhere.
HOARDING WEALTH WILL CREATE CRIMINALS IN SOCIETY:
If only a few people’s wealth augments, if disparity widens between the haves and have-nots then envy and hatred will ensue and will lead to robbery, looting, murder etc. those with a lot wealth by getting immersed in inflating the ego and sense pleasures will destroy themselves and will induce envy and criminal activities in others. Hence rich people by using minimal wealth for their own use must donate the rest to world society for its all round well being. In this manner man will benefit dually. If there is more wealth its individual gathering can maybe said to be useful but when people misuse it there is no option but to forcefully snatch it away from them. Truly the rise of communism is nothing but the result of selfish and stingy rich people’s narrow outlook. Due to communism not only will wealth dry up but along with it a very useful philosophy of divine faith too will get destroyed. This responsibility of this taint lies on the shoulders of narrow minded wealthy people rather than communists because as a result of their hoarding miserly nature they light pyres of wrath everywhere. If like in ancient times rich people turn generous mankind will attain great glory. They will get fame and honor as great philanthropists and then will also get a nod to amass wealth individually. If this trend is broken, meaning if wealth is earned solely for oneself there is no option but to forcefully snatch it away from them.
There existed a supreme trend wherein wealth was protected akin to a trust and excess earnings were utilized for world progress. Yet today’s rich class, because of lack of credibility is going against the above trend. Ere had they not destroyed their generous nature then ancient time’s spiritual communism would have been counted as the world’s supreme economic program. Even today if the rich class so wishes it can become generous to a fault. If out of generosity voluntarily donate their wealth to the world it can be of great utility value.
Wealth is like a double edged sword. If it is aptly used the individual will experience well being and world welfare too will set in. on the other hand if it is misused wealth can only get destroyed. Another gigantic cause is that vile people of society are financially well off to augment addictions to drugs/alcohol etc, tainted thinking and lowly activities. Wealth is a strong force and energy. If it lands in the hands of tainted thinking people it will only be misused in vile behavior and destructive activities. Truly while earning wealth and utilizing it wholesomely a lot of caution and alertness of mind is required. It is best that we earn wealth honestly and by the sheer dint of hard work. In this way if one can earn less try and sustain daily living with minimal expenses. The only way to do this is live the life of a true Brahmin and simplicity of living. Everyone should take pride in living a simple life of Indian stature. Taking help of all 4 viz. economical living, simplicity, hard work and honesty one will have faith in financial aspects. Such people of deep faith do not encourage vain pomp and do not foolishly add to the burden of world population by procreating more and more children than necessary. If one’s capability is augmented, hard work with zeal is imbibed and economic spending is followed none will face a financial crunch. They never incur debt, borrow cash from others or carry out undesirable tasks. Even if the income of such people is less yet they try and help others in need as much as they can. If greed and attachment increase man becomes stingy. When hoarding and desire for sense titillation cross their limits people take to earning wealth illegally and unethically. A person contented with wealth earned ethically never becomes a pauper, never takes to vices/addictions and does not carry out vile activities. It is most required that the sacred limits of aptness of wealth are not crossed. With the help of wealth the weaker sections of world human society must be helped and encourage manifold increase in great wholesome endeavors. Donation, charity and philanthropy is a most required righteous duty that must be adhered to by one and all.
CONVINCE RICH PEOPLE IN THIS MANNER:
A message should be broadcasted to the rich class of the world that Almighty God has given them untold wealth for troubleshooting problems faced by world humanity. By tying the hands and legs of Goddess of Wealth-Lakshmi with the chains of greed and deluded attachment she should not be made to hang upside down. This God given wealth and grandeur instead of frittering it away in fleeting sense pleasures, inflating the ego and misusing it in titillation of senses of family members must be used aptly for overcoming the death like and unconscious state of the world’s soul. It is erroneous to hoard wealth due to greed for it and handing it over to a few select family members. As a result of this error great tasks are obstructed. The rich class should deeply understand just as they earn wealth using a sharp farsighted intellect they must use this wholesomely too.
Every wealthy person must understand many bitter realities. In future times non will honor the rich and since they have turned a blind eye to the world’s downfallen state they will be jeered as hard hearted ones, harsh and stingy. Such a social arrangement will be witnessed soon in the near future. In that wealth will belong not to select individuals but will be owned by world society. Every person as per their capacity will have to put in hard work and in return their needs will be looked after. None will get the chance to lazily earn wealth through interests, rent etc and not even their sons and grandsons will be allowed to do so. Slowly all governments in the name of death tax, super tax etc are slowly taking away wealth from people. In future this arrangement will become stricter and keeping as exceptions weak women unable to earn along with children no one will be able to inherit wealth, property etc of their ancestors. In ancient times in the name of post death rites people donated wealth of their ancestors to society. In turn they themselves would work hard and look after their needs. In future such arrangements will again be made use of. Under no circumstances will the new generation be allowed to live on wealth handed over free. Those who get free wealth become drug/alcohol addicts and immerse themselves in sense titillation. Thus they lose credibility and their inherent talent. No elderly person of any family should render youngsters of their homes useless and criminals.
Only if today’s rich class understands the above truths they will start thinking originally wherein it is not necessary to madly rush after earning more and more wealth. Instead make wholesome use of that wealth which has been earned so far. Wherever such rationality will dawn there the noose of avarice and deluded attachment will get cut asunder and like Lord Vaman the important task of world welfare will be executed. If the sacred sentiments of the wealthy awaken God will not go back in despair and empty handed.
WHOLESOME USE OF WEALTH:
For awakening world lay public education is required to train thousands of volunteers. Of course people will be ready to get trained but their family members may not easily agree to give them money for their daily needs like food, clothing etc. As a result the program of training volunteers for world welfare tasks shall get obstructed. If only arrangements can be made for their food in the form of bread and a little pickle then akin to 0.25 million disciples of lord Buddha even more people will be ready to get trained for era transformation mission and will oppose and stand firm against the tirade of unethical activities.
Today saintly people have taken birth on the basis of selfish desire to attain heavenly liberation which is a form of escapism. They have no intention to work for world welfare mission. Since they eat free food, remain indolently inactive and shrewdly induce lay people to usurp things belonging to others they have destroyed whatever divine light they possessed. If only they had enough life force they would have worked for social well being. Such man power can not only change India but can transform the entire world and yet it is futile to rest our hopes in them. True world welfare volunteers will manifest only from cultured members of Yug Nirman Yojana. A little arrangement will be have to be made for them. Without people with a sense of service world revolution can never succeed. They definitely will need food and clothing. If only we can use money for every such volunteer thousands will participate in this sacred task and with their zeal and enterprise era transformation as a result of world revolution will truly manifest.
In today’s time there is no dire need to construct temples, rest houses, wells, ponds, gardens etc. Those so called philanthropists who yearn that others laud them may indulge in such activities but those with a sacred farsighted intellect must act like Bhamashah of yore. Instead of constructing hundreds of rest houses and temples the same cash must be used for greater tasks. There is greater need of awakening the thinking of people of every family rather than making pilgrimages. There is no need to cook mounds of sweet food and other tasty food in order to feed Brahmins in huge gatherings. Instead by giving food, clothing etc to those who give up their home and endure hardships so as to carry out God’s mission in the world, such acts would be indeed glorious.
Those wealthy people harboring farsightedness must be should be incited to give up their miserly outlook. During Lord Ram’s time for era transformation monkeys, bears despite being empty handed helped in God’s mission. Today instead of combating the 10 headed demon Ravan, 100 Kauravas or 100 handed Sahasrabahu we have to fight that intellect of world humans that has been veiled by vile activities and tainted sentiments. None should sit back merely as a spectator in today’s Mahabharat war. People must come charging forward in hordes with whatever means they possess.
For neo creation of world society a lot of wealth is needed. For programs of preaching based Wisdom Yajnas many big small activities shall have to be designed. There will be a need of means of preaching and volunteers to preach. This literature of preaching will have to be published in all major languages of the world. For Yug Nirman branches small big temple buildings will have to be built. In it one will have to keep many means of preaching. Gymnasiums will have to be built. The very foundations of religion will have to be laid anew. In the field of artistic talent changes and reforms are long overdue. A great program has been etched to transform the very cast of education. By building an army of creativity they have to be sent everywhere to usher in multifaceted world neo creation. We have to oppose vileness and indolence. Arrangements will have to be made to sooth the wounds of those who endure 80 attacks on them like hero Rana Sangama of yore. For all this a lot of cash is required. It will not be contributed by indolent section of our society. It will only be fulfilled by the generous sentiments of awakened people in every nook and corner of the world. If such generous and magnanimous human Gods ooze with wealth too then it is their sacred duty that this God given wealth be returned to society generously and honestly especially under such problematic world situations. Lord Narayan of this era has asked help from his divine consort Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth).
Every member of Yug Nirman Yojana family must prove that they verily are generous. Contributing one dollar daily and one hour of their valuable time was just initial image worship on their part. In the form of spiritual practice such a tiny Sankalpa or resolve had been taken up preliminarily. Every member each month must at least donate 1 day’s salary so that a volunteer after eating a frugal meal can combat demonic nature that has raised its hood everywhere. The question is not of scarcity of funds but is that of stinginess of our character. If only we render our heart a little generous then even a poor person will seen to harbor a great heart.
Volunteers of Yug Nirman Yojana must not gather wealth, jewelry etc but must make plans of world neo creation. This only can add to the grandeur of era transformation soldiers.
Wealth is a gigantic glory. Everywhere wealth rules the roost. All other glories pale in its presence. Everyone accepts that wealth is most required. By dangling the carrot of wealth singers, instrumentalists, painter, actors, poets, authors, editors, religious leaders, politicians etc can be bought and can be made to dance to ones whims and fancies. We can even say that all artistic skills in order to get ‘blessings’ from wealth yearn to even sell their great sacred character. Via wealth talented brilliant people the world over are being bought and they by self surrendering happily are ready to dance to others people’s whimsical tunes. It is very rare to find a talented person who refuses outright to take the bait of the carrot of wealth. A poor sage like woman of the village will have to remain satisfied eating a couple of pieces of dry bread and water along with tattered clothes. But those who are eager to immerse themselves in fleeting sense merriment will have to bid adieu to their pious character. Today art is immersed in vain pleasures. None yearn to live a life of penance. If you wish to attain wealth you will have to act so distortedly that the passionate god of wealth will get pulled towards you.
Art truly is Saraswati or Goddess of Wisdom. She is the primordial mother of world humanity. If a son insists on sending his mother to a brothel so as live in sense merriment from the money earned he will be called shameless and lowly. Today artists have too stooped to such low abysses. They have become servants of the rich class. They too wish to become wealthy. Today’s cinema, songs, instruments, acting, painting, poets, heads of hermitages, political rulers may put on any garb yet within they are heading towards a downfall. If this were not the case art today would have raised the stature of Indian public by miles. In fact by now intellectual, social and ethical revolution would definitely have reaped rich dividends.
THE WEALTHY TOO ARE ARTISTS:
World brilliant talent will have to be weaned away from greed, hoarding and miserliness of wealth. The wealthy too are artists by nature. Where on the one hand 90% people are incapable of fulfilling their daily life’s needs under such situations it takes an extraordinary character to become wealthy. One can understand people desiring to earn more but today since everywhere one finds ignorance, lack and weakness as a result of which people face strife it must be said that those wealthy people who ignore all this and immerse in fleeting sensual joys should be labeled hard hearted. Only a person with no generosity, who is very stingy and selfish, can behave thus. Thus such rich men full of such characteristics can certainly not be called ‘great’ but can certainly be called different.
HONEST ADVICE TO THE WEALTHY CLASS OF THE WORLD:
Talent standing in front of the queue must be barred from entering the path of vileness. Very humbly they must be told that just like other forms of art wealth too is a sacred glory and it must be used only for world welfare. One may earn a lot but must spend only like an ordinary Indian spends for himself and his family. The remaining wealth must be used for all round uplifting of world humans. Time and again by executing the Sarvamedha Yajna one must like ancient wealthy people offer all excess wealth for world well being tasks and by imbibing the ideal of Bhamashah one must reap success in the art of earning wealth ethically.
They must be told that in future a life of vain pomp and sense pleasures will never be appreciated and instead will invite wrath of world lay public. One may have earned this wealth honestly yet if it is not used to wipe the tears of strife torn people it will be called an act of hard heartedness and stinginess only. In future times such hoarders will have to stand in the courtroom of humanity akin to criminals. Our Indian religion looks upon hoarding of wealth as one amongst 5 major sins. Today the inclinations of world sentiments in this direction too are become ireful. Today people look upon the wealthy as more vile than others and are ready to thrust their fingers down the throats of such wealthy who in the name of capitalism and communism have devoured excess wealth of society and thus induce them to ‘vomit’ this wealth.
The wealthy class must understand this situation and get warned in a timely fashion. In communist countries like Russia and China the wealthy class has been looked down upon. Either now or later this trend will spread in the entire world. None will get God’s help to serve sweet food, sacred water etc to their deity and icons. None should look upon himself/herself as religious and spiritual just because he/she chants Mantras and drinks sacred river water of the Ganges. Those artists and brilliant people who earn a lot of wealth will be examined as to whether they actually spend the least for themselves and generously use the rest for world uplifting tasks. The kingdoms of kings and lands of landowners have gone. Now the wealth of the rich will go. Government taxes are increasing by the day. Taxes related to income, wealth, death etc are being slapped on all. In a few years society will have direct access to the wealth of individuals. This, although is a bitter truth is a bare reality. Hence every rich person must be forewarned and advised not to hoard wealth for their children-grandchildren, not live in wealthy pomp, not bury gold etc underground and abstain from filling vaults. By doing this instead of honor they will face censure.
If one insists on leaving wealth for children up to 7 generations it is akin to behaving harshly with them. Wealth attained without hard work makes man vile and thus enters a dire pitfall. None should make their children lazy and indolent. No doubt one must help educate them so as to become upright financially independent citizens but it is very undesirable that an adult child lives on free cash passed on to him/her by their parents. After looking into the financial needs of the family excess wealth must be donated for that society which experiences various types of lack. No doubt the father’s wealth must go to the child but the latter too must use it for uplifting world society. Miserliness in any form leads to society’s downfall. A son forcefully snatches away wealth of aged parents by harassing them. A father fearing the onslaught of his children uses minimal wealth for philanthropy. He gets scared to give wealth to daughters too. This prejudice towards male children in comparison to female counterparts is no less dire than socialism, capitalism, terrorism etc. Every wealthy person should be told that inheriting right of his wealth goes not only to his descendants but entire world society. If out of narrowness only sons will be given this wealth then in future he will have to face a lot of opposition and none will sympathize with him. Children who live on wealth inherited from their ancestors without any effort on their part will be censured by society. Hence children should stand up and request their parents to donate generously for world welfare.
In the absence of wealth Rana Pratap found it virtually impossible to uphold the freedom of his kingdom and at that time the great philanthropist Bhamashah came forward. Today finance is most required to establish and protect freedom of world humanity’s intellectual, social and ethical freedom. The chariot of thought revolution is standing still in the absence of various means. The flame of Wisdom Yajna cannot be lit in the absence of fuel. Social blind rituals and beliefs are inducing bondage in society. Although the army of righteousness has entered the war field so as to obstruct wrong ideologies and distorted thinking it does not have money to buy necessary weapons. Hence every generous wealthy person must donate towards such righteous causes the world over. Hence God has challenged the wealthy class. If they refuse to hear this divine command they must remember that in comparison to generosity this wiliness of their in amassing wealth will prove to be very expensive and pain ridden