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YOU ARE BORN TO BE RICH
We have yet to come across a person who, whole-heartedly and sincerely says, 'I don't need money'. It only implies that we all need money and we all dream of having loads of it. But the question is 'How' and 'From Where'. If you think that God decides our destiny or He quantifies the amount of money each one of us is destined to have, think again. You would be surprised to know that the basic and the biggest hurdle in our way towards becoming rich or creating wealth is our own self. Our age-old ideologies, concepts, teachings and preaching by our teachers, parents and society as a whole have made things worse. An ordinary man is born and brought up in an environment wherein he is taught to have limited dreams. Having intense passion or desire to earn money is considered evil. Negative affirmations such as, 'I cannot afford it', 'Not everyone is born with a silver spoon in one's mouth', 'Who will give me so much money', 'I am not competent enough to earn so much money', are not just plain, simple sentences but they have the potential to turn the entire course of our life and put it in reverse gear, which ultimately proves to be the bane of our life.
Blaming destiny, creating hue & cry over misfortune and circumstantial adversities of life, considering ourselves unlucky and other such figments of mind have done more harm to our spiritual and material growth than the actual and real problems of life. Needless to say that unless we keep considering money to be the root cause of all evils, tensions & conflicts, we can never earn money and become wealthy. Most people who remain poor and are unable to attain success and material heights are either those who think that they can't handle too much wealth or are those who have dreamt of making it big but have not done anything to realize their dream. It is important to note here that the only cause of a dream not getting fulfilled is the lack of emotion and intense desire to achieve it. Emotion, which can also be considered to have two constituents viz., Energy and Motion, is primarily, the driving force behind realization of a dream. The pathway starting from a dream upto its realization can be understood as under:-
Dream - Desire - Emotion - Action - Realization
It is pertinent to remember that 'Future belongs to those who believe in their dreams'. Therefore, positive affirmations, self-confidence and passion to work are the only ingredients of successful dream fulfillment towards becoming rich and wealthy.
In India, saints and spiritual masters have always emphasized on the need to relinquish money (often referred to as Maya) saying that the only purpose of human life is attainment of god. But then, which religious scripture prohibits man from earning money? Who says that a rich and prosperous man cannot achieve God or Truth or Enlightenment? Which God prohibits man from leading a satisfied and a comfortable life? In fact, despite the presence of so much spirituality and emphasis on religious upliftment, India is one of the most corrupt nations of the world. This fact indicates that the more we are taught to run away from money, the more we are tempted to hoard it. People in western countries may be spiritually evolved than us but they are surely less corrupt too. A possible reason for this could be that they have consciously decided to earn sufficient money for fulfillment of their needs, prosper and remain honest too. Contrary to this, people in India grow up with suppressed mentality that it's a vice to earn money more than required. This constant suppression – either by self or by others – of man's basic & natural instinct to become wealthy & fulfill his dreams has created complexes in him leading to blockages in his spiritual & material growth.
Founder Director of RHF, Dr. N. K. Sharma states that, “It is essential to realize that relinquishing worldly pleasures and becoming a Buddha or a Mahavira is not a big deal. The challenge is to make life worth living and to make the nation, society & self prosperity.” God created Earth so that life could procreate and generation of more energy, wealth and prosperity could take place. He never intended to make poverty or suffering a way of life, as most of us have done to ourselves, today. Dr. Sharma also believes that astrologers and fortune tellers are worse than terrorists because the latter only terrorize the body but astrologers not just terrorize and destroy the present life form but also kill the spirit of man, paralyze his entire mind set-up, exterminate his soul, drain away his confidence till the man dies a premature and untimely death.
So, believe in yourself, pursue your goals with intense emotions and keep making constant efforts towards realization of your dreams. Always remember that you are not born to be poor and lead a miserable life; poverty is your own choice. Everyone is born to be rich. To lead a life full of comforts, wealth and happiness is the your birth right.
(Dr. N. K. Sharma)