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From: Jagan Mohan R. Naidu (jagan_at_telebot.net)
Date: Sun Jul 04 1999 - 04:01:03 PDT
Sriramajayam. Blessed Bhagavathas, Although am not a learned bhakta, I would like to express some of my own thoughts. I have been given to understand that Artha, Kama and Dharma are the legitimate immediate goals of a householder's life (although Moksha is the ultimate). Thus, Artha or acquiring of wealth is one part of Household life. - Please comment. -----Worry of Money----- SriLakshmi, who is always besides Narayana will always be there where his glories are being sung. Prapatti also means surrendering of the worries of both material and spiritual nature to Sriman. How can Lakshmi abandon those who are the dearest to her pathi? therefore worries about money by itself is a great sin or violation of the spirit of surrendering. When you worry about the well-being of your family, your future, you are depriving yourself of God's grace towards his baktha. When you give up all worries to God, He will take care of them. So why worry?? Work as you had always. Spend as much as you can on Vaishnava works. and surrender your worries of finance to Sriman. I am personally a poor student and I have a lot of requirements that I cannot fulfil from the money that my parents provide (for e.g. the internet access). Without exaggeration, I would like to express that whenever I require money, It comes to me in form of somebody needing help for which they are too pleased to give me some money. I have never or will never worry for money! This is a wish and a prayer I make to God that I should never ever feel the need for running after money that I never need. Jagan Mohan- Ramanujadasan.