ROLE OF MONEY IN LIFE

ROLE OF MONEY IN LIFE.

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ROLE OF MONEY IN LIFE

  • Money is neither good nor bad . It is our intent and application which makes it appear coloured . It is important to understand how is money connected with each of us – what role it plays in our life
  • There are 2 categories of people : (i) One for whom Money is the reason of their work , (ii) There are others for whom Money is the result of their work
  • Money as Reason
    o Without ascribing any judgmental adjectives ( Good or Bad ) to the focus of these people , it is always on money … they work only because it gives them money ; even if they hate , they will come to office everyday because they get salary at the end of the month ( e.g. House maid , who runs from one house to another just in order that she doesn’t miss to go to a house so that she doesn’t lose money
    o Quite logically their focus being only on getting money , it is clearly not on work . It’s an activity they need to go through in a simplistic numerical connection to getting money , there is no connection with Purpose . Ask your maid what her work is , she is more likely to say it is brooming , dusting , swabbing ( all activities ) …. But not as ‘ Cleaning House ‘ , which is the purpose which is why the ‘ activities ‘ have been requisitioned . The approach remains very clearly – transactional .
    o Logically further , since the focus is never on work or the purpose behind , efforts are not driven to create a quality output , which remains average & doesn’t improve
    o Since there is no time , there is no time for self upgradation , so skills of these people remain where they are ; obviously “ what got them here will not take them further “
    o Market pays for ‘ Value ‘ . Since there is no value creation , eventually money does not come to those who run after money
    o In my ( Maid to Mother ) terminology , this category of people is ‘ Maids ‘
  • Money as Result
    o Since money is not the reason why these people work , the reason must be something else .. it is the Cause , a Purpose , which makes the pursuit , sustainable ( & worthwhile )
    o Since the focus is on the cause , the output is likely to be good . Since the pursuit is endless , the person gets better and better at it and eventually attains mastery at it
    o Since pursuit is of a cause , self upgradation becomes essential and natural
    o There is a huge ‘ Value creation ‘ & since the market pays for value , there is a lot of money in it … in effect money follows those who do not follow money
    o In my ( Maid to Mother ) terminology , this category of people is ‘ Mothers ‘

…. What do you feel , which side of Money you want to be , Reason or result ? It is a choice you need to make .

DISSOLVE TO DISCOVER SELF — CAN YOU ?

  • Dissolving self is a surrender to a cause
  • Many do not understand what surrendering is about … most believe it is either being a subservient or compromising / sacrificing or losing self & therefore rightfully ask … Why ? Is it worth ?
    • Most do not understand what ‘ Surrender ‘ is . They mistake it as being subservient – secondary to some one or a forced sacrifice or an undesirable compromise ; that is why typical questions come to their minds , like : ‘ Why should I / Why should I always compromise ? ‘ , ‘ Why me , why not he /she ? ‘ . This happens because of 2 reasons
      • First big reason is ignorance . They miss the point that ‘ Surrender ‘ is to a cause & not to a person , hence no one really has to surrender to any one else — all should surrender to a cause … therefore the question of Why me / Why not he will disappear
      • Second big reason is ego . Ego prevents us from doing , what otherwise should be simple straight thinking . Till we learn to dissolve our ‘ me ‘ identity , we will not be able to think beyond ‘ me ‘ . The moment we can cross the boundary of ‘ me as someone important ‘ , we can connect with the purpose , the cause .
    • Have you seen sugar dissolving in a glass of milk …. What happens , the sugar disappears , but does the sugar lose its existence by that , far from it . The sugar is recognised by the taste , while it has surrendered to the cause …. You do not like milk unless it is sweet . Sugar hence has added value to the milk
      • Sugar is reborn , is recognised , it is discovered
      • Dissolving for the sugar was for connecting with a larger purpose ( making the milk sweeter for the larger society ) … it was about recognising what is a ‘ Larger Sum ‘ game , what comes first , what is that we want to achieve & therefore , what needs to be done
      • It is just like what JFK had once said : ‘ Ask not what a Nation can do for you , Ask what you can do for the nation ‘
      • For those can reach that higher level of understanding , ‘ understand ‘ what a real ‘ surrender ‘ ( to a cause ) is … it is applicable in any potent relationship : Motherà Child , Husband à Wife , Employee à Organisation , Citizen à Nation
    • Do you have it in you to discover yourself by dissolving yourself
    • Do you want to be the Sugar who chooses to discover itself through Dissolving or would you be the sugar which chooses not to dissolve in the milk to ‘ protect its identity ‘ ? – You have a choice
      • That Sugar , which is transactional , will always ask : ‘ What is in it for me ? ‘ , ‘ why should I do it ? ‘ ‘ Why should I ( always ) sacrifice ? ‘ … this sugar never realises its full potential , because to protect its ‘ identity ‘ it will never make a milk sweet
      • That Sugar which connects with the larger purpose , attains ‘ Nirvana ‘ … she is the one who is fulfilled , having reached its full potential & adding joy to larger community … it hardly matters whether she is ‘ seen ‘ — she is always there !