MONEY & HAPPINESS

MONEY & HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS & PEACE OF MIND COMES WHEN YOU ENJOY NATURE & ITS BEAUTIES

We all need money for our sustenance. How much money we should have depends on our needs and the way we live. The role of money cannot be undervalued. But anyway how much money we need which provides us satiety depends on our lifestyle we are living. There are people who love to live lavishly and there are the ones who lead a simple way of living based on the dictum. Cut your coat according to your cloth. If you take more than what you can chew, it may harm you. Then there are the ones who would spend what they earn without saving for the raining days. Besides there are the ones who live beyond their means thus fall into debit trap.

LURE OF GETTING RICH INSTANTLY

There are the people who want to be rich instantly and indulge in adopting devious means such as gambling and other corrupt practices to showcase their acquired money power. Such people realize their folly when they fall into debt trap after they have lost every penny of theirs. In many cases some take money on very high rate of interest thus become bankrupt. There is a case of one enterprising engineer who wanted to become rich in one day lost lacs in one sitting, that too taken on exorbitant rate of interest. His monthly payment was not sufficient to pay back even the excessive rate of interest thus became penniless ultimately. His excessive desire to become rich instantly became the cause of breaking the entire family too. He was not able to support his family besides he was not able to pay tuition fee and sundry expenses of the family. His discomfiture compounded when his parents drove him out of their home. His wife and son are living at their parental home presently.  Such is the lure of becoming rich instantly when we adopt ulterior methods of becoming prosperous without hard work. Also, we should never forget the downfall and ultimate doom of Kauravas at the hands of Pandavas due to the greed of Dharyodhana for possessions, as given in great detail in Epic Mahabharta.

LIGHT OF BLISS DAWNS FROM WITHIN US BY CARING AND SHARING

HUNTING WORLDLY POSSESSIONS BY CORRUPT PRACTICES

It has been observed that hunger for anything including worldly possessions and lures for outer attractive obsessions lead us astray and ultimately become a cause of our disgraceful downfall. It is relevant to mention the profound truth: Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. Bbible.

DISTANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MONEY WE POSSESS AND HAPPINESS WE GET

There are people who are always after accumulation of money. Sometimes they lose their very identity and even the very purpose for which they are here on this beautiful earth while hunting in the quest for money. This shows that there is distant connection between how much money we possess  and how long one can experience the joy and bliss.  In other words, the pain and stress and strain one gets for accumulation of worldly possessions outgrows the happiness it can earn for us. In the early morning, while I was going on a walk, I came to know about the death of a person due to heart attack at the age of 40 years. Further I came to know that the person concerned devoted all his energies in earning money. He wanted to be crore-pati though with his hard work. Yet, in his keenness to earn more and more, he could not attend to his health related issues thus the ultimate consequence!

THERE IS JOY OF FEEDING EVEN THE BIRDS, ANIMALS & HUMANS WHO NEED OUR ASSISTANCE

HAPPINESS RESULTS WHEN WE RENDER HELP TO THE NEEDY

True happiness factors in when we bring happiness to others. Personal happiness comes when we alleviate the pain of others. Real happiness comes when we bring cheer and smile to others by caring and sharing. The real happiness is the byproduct of endless services we render without any expectation in return. This will also keep us free from ‘’I’ and ‘mine’ mindset thereby earning for us eternal joy and bliss which cannot be exchanged anything tangible.  

HAPPINESS HAPPENS WHEN WE SEE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

MONEY MAY HELP US ACQUIRE LUXURIES OF LIFE BUT NOT PEACE AND JOY In essence, if we seek happiness in worldly possessions, it may help possession of luxurious goods for showcasing to others along with appeasing our senses but it will not bring us mental peace. In Bhagwad Gita it has been said:  Happiness derived from a combination of the senses and the sense objects is always a cause of distress and should be avoided by all means

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7 thoughts on “MONEY & HAPPINESS”

  1. I happened to know about a person today who considered earning more money was his goal but he met his ultimate goal, death due to heart attack due to over-enthusiasm to earn more and more without caring for his health and wellness.

    Thanks and regards

    HARBANS KHAJURIA

    1. Money is needed for meeting our daily expenses but that money should be earned by our sincere hard work. This earning will provide us satiety and peace of mind. Money earned using honest means brings about contentment, pride in earning and when we use this earning for the upbringing of our children then it will bring out wonderful outcomes.. I have experienced this sort of life. It gives joy and bliss in ample measure. THANKS AND REGARDS.

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