Law of Karma – “Value Systems for Success”

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Law of Karma – “Value Systems for Success”

Give up your thirst for accumulating wealth. Create in the mind thoughts of the reality, devoid of passion. Satisfy your mind with whatever wealth you get by your actions.
In Verses 2 and 3, he is talking about the two human motivations of life. They are avoiding sorrow and courting joy. These are the two motivations for whatever you do or avoid doing. You acquire wealth to avoid sorrow, as a preparation against sorrow. Then you court joy. You again pleasure by contacting them. These are the two driving factors in human life. This verse deals with the first motivation, the acquisition of wealth to avoid sorrow.
The Guru is imploring us to relinquish the uncontrollable craving for wealth. It is this thirst for wealth that is preventing the expression of your inner potential. It is not the wealth you have to give up but the craving, the irresistible yearning for wealth. The verse is not a licence for poverty, or condoning a life of meager living. The message here is that while you are pursuing a course of action; do not let your mind crave material rewards for your action. The craving for rewards and results reduce your efficiency and productivity. Your action loses power.
Thrishna means thirst. The thirst for success is an impediment to success. Any pursuit in the world, if it carried out with craving and obsession, has two consequences. Firstly, you may not be able to achieve the end since the craving impairs your efficiency and performance. You will not be able to think clearly and you will not make the right decision. Secondly, even if you managed to achieve certain wealth you would be so attached to it that you would not be able to enjoy it.
The law is that when you are attached, you cannot enjoy the object-of-attachment as you will be constantly anxious about it.
Wealth is an entity that can be traded for sense objects. Wealth can buy colour and form for the eyes, sound for the ears, smell for the nose etc. However, wealth cannot buy happiness, love or knowledge.
Give up your thirst for accumulating wealth. Create in the mind thoughts of the reality, devoid of passion. Satisfy your mind with whatever wealth you get by your actions…

“Money can buy luxuries but not happiness
Money can buy food but not appetite
Money can buy a house but not a home
Money can buy a bed but not sleep
Money can buy cosmetics but not beauty
Money can buy lust but not love
Money can buy service but not loyalty
Money can buy books but not knowledge
Money can buy obsequiousness but not respect
Money can buy status but not nobility
Money can buy recognition but not dignity
Money can buy position but not greatness
Money can buy power but not authority
Money can buy man but not GOD
...to be continued…