Saturday, 3 August 2013

So, what is REAL wealth?

Hare Krsna
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I just sent out an email entitled- If you think by your work your getting rich-your not.
After thinking about it, I considered that many will think this is depressing news, and they would be correct.
However, there is a solution to this wealth malady now present on our Earth planet. And here it is...
We all want the Goddess of Fortune to reside in our homes, but 99% of most humans do not know the process of how this can take place. So Here is some sastric verses which gives us a hint.
Canakya Pandit a great Indian moralist and brahmana advisor to a King, once wrote:
In that city where a wealthy man, a brahmana, a king, a river and a physician are not all present, one should not live there for a single day.  So just by this short explanation it would mean most if not all present day cities would be uninhabitable by  human beings who want to be  (at least economically) progressive in their lives.
OK, now let us see what Srila Prabhupada and Bhagavan Sri Krsna has to say.
1. 741208SB.BOM                   Lectures                
Here it is said, rayah pasavo grhah. Rayah means wealth.
Formerly a man was considered to be wealthy--now also it is...
Dhanyena dhanavan, gavaya dhanavan. If you have got many number of
cows, then you are considered to be rich man, not papers
. Nowadays, if
you have got bunch of paper written "one thousand dollar," but they
are paper only.
 You are dhanavan. Formerly, practical. Not dhanavan by
the papers, by the currency notes, but by how many cows you possess,
because that is life. You get milk. And dhanyena, if you have got food
grains, then you are rich, not by possessing some paper.
 No. Therefore
it it said here, rayah pasavo grhah. So these are the material
2. KB 5                 Meeting of Nanda and Vasudeva      
   It is very important to note in this connection how wealthy the
inhabitants of Vrndavana were simply by raising cows
. All the cowherd
men belonged to the vaisya community, and their business was to
protect the cows and cultivate crops. By their dress and ornaments and
by their behavior, it appears that although they were in a small
village, they were still rich in material possessions
 They possessed
such an abundance of various kinds of milk products that they were
throwing butter lavishly on each other's bodies without restriction.
Their wealth was in milk, yogurt, clarified butter and many other milk
products, and by trading their agricultural products, they were rich
in various kinds of jewelry, ornaments and costly dresses. Not only
did they possess all these things, but they could give them away in
charity, as did Nanda Maharaja. 
3. SB 9.14.47 P       When there is sufficient rainfall, the earth becomes fit to produce everything
(sama-kama-dugha mahi). If one can utilize the land properly, one can
get all the necessities of life from the land, including food grains,
fruits, flowers and vegetables. Everything one gets for material
wealth is produced from the earth, and therefore it is said,
sarva-kama-dugha mahi (▼
Bhag. 1.10.4). Everything is possible by
performing yajna.
4. 750716SB.SF                    Lectures                
Prabhupada: So you have got big, big stock. That is required. There
may be scarcity at times, but if you keep stock, then there is no
trouble. This one, no foolish rascal should be worshipedfood grains
should be nicely stocked, and the third thing, most important,
dampatyoh kalaho nasti: "There is no disagreement between husband and
 If these three things are there, then you haven't got to pray
to the goddess of fortune
, "Kindly be merciful." She will
automatically come. "Here is a very nice place. I shall stay here."
5. Bg 3.10    Karma-yoga                
   In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth
generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Visnu, and
blessed them by saying, "Be thou happy by this yajna [sacrifice]
because its performance will bestow upon you all desirable things."
6.In the Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.32)
                       krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam
                      yajnaih sankirtana-prayair
                        yajanti hi su-medhasah
   "In this Age of Kali, people who are endowed with sufficient
intelligence will worship the Lord, who is accompanied by His
associates, by performance of sankirtana-yajna." (the chanting of
the Holy names of God)
Conclusion-So there we have it. Clear explanations given by Krsna Himself and a great Saint, Guru, Acarya, Pure Devotee, and Senapati Bhakta of the Supreme Lord about how all of us inmates of this kali yuga can live happily while in this material tabernacle called the "human body".
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das 

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