A dear friend long ago referred to money as ‘fun tickets’, assisting our way through life’s needs and wants with symbolic paper and plastic.
A simple enough economic arrangement – in order to earn and save money, we must provide a service or create a product that others want. The greater the perceived benefit, the more wealth we accumulate.
When this is established cosmically, enough wealth is always there, providing security and options, and nothing to worry about. So how is this achieved? The same way, by providing a service.
In this case, by living the seamless relationship with divinity that accompanies full enlightenment. This humble ongoing attempt at aligning with divinity is well rewarded, given a stipend if you will, though a much more generous one than we are used to.
Several actions on our part can fulfill this desire for effortless wealth. By living according to spiritual dharma, not doing anything we know to be wrong, no stealing or making money dishonestly – this is not so much a moral admonition, a more fundamental karmic one. When earning through wrong actions, non-life supporting actions are made concrete through money, and the money carries that energy back to us.
Just the opposite actions, transcendental meditation, vigorous activity and good habits dissolve past karmas, so that we may live in the present, allowing us to tread more lightly upon the earth. We breathe less, fewer heartbeats, we eat less, better rest, and we remain strong, better health. We are no longer exclusively material.
Once we are thinking clearly, service to the divine is an obvious choice, as cosmic life pays the highest dividends of any action here on earth. This shouldn’t be seen as exclusive to having wealth. This is an old mistaken idea taken from the time when those living Brahman stayed in the forests and snow fields with few formal material needs.
Living prosperity and living enlightenment is a sign that cosmic dharma has come into play. This doesn’t negate the ongoing responsibilities of life, cosmic life, only that after doing a hard day’s or night’s work we are always rewarded with a soft place to land, and refresh ourselves for another day – the cosmos ensures this. 🙂
~ Jai Guru Dev ~