A question that we all ask of ourselves at some stage in our lives. Is acquiring property, shares, money in the bank considered ‘true wealth’? Is that a ‘wealth’ that we can carry with us to after life?
The Great Emperor Napolean Bonaparte apparently had requested that he be buried with his open hand sticking out of his grave, so to show the world that he may have conquered many nations and amassed great wealth in gold coins and land, but he hasn’t taken it anywhere with him when it was time for him to make the departure.
So, what is ‘True Wealth”?
A simple answer in Sai Baba’s words……….
The word Dhanam (wealth) means any valued possession, an object of affection. It does not merely mean riches and precious metals. The most valued possession of human beings is Self-Knowledge. Arjuna earned this, and hence was called ‘Dhananjaya’. Anyone can earn riches or money – even crooks, dacoits and pirates amass money. True wealth, worthy of deposits in the Divine Bank, is earned only by those who struggle to be virtuous, detached, humble and holy. Do not underestimate the value of this deposit. Your meritorious noble deeds, your purity, the selfless love that you manifest with your fellow beings – bring to God these precious commodities and He will readily accept them as deposits to your credit.
– Divine Discourse, July 14, 1966.
|So, are we ready to acquire “True Wealth?”
What can we do to express selfless love and become pure?
Share your thoughts, love to hear.
Until next time
With Love and Respect
comfort and luxury. – Baba