Generosity: The Best Way to Live
The one who is engulfed in the nonsense and the maya of money is not a Sahaj
In the evolutionary process, if you reach a certain stage where [you] rise
above your Nabhi chakra ... then moneyís not so important....
Sahaja Yogis have to fix their mind to their spirit and enjoy the powers in
your spirit, your own. That enjoyment, once you get it, you donít fall
to your greed.
This is something very, very simple, but sometimes you donít do it. You
get enamoured by something, maybe a car, maybe aeroplane. I donít know
what, whatever it is. Itís a headache to have too many cares, isnít it? But people have. They think, by that, people are impressed and they think
no end of themselves....
A Sahaja Yogi has his own spirit to enjoy. More than anything else, he doesnít
want to possess anything. Itís a headache to possess anything....
What I have to tell you is this c that you should not worry about your financial
situations at all. Do not go on calculating. Do not see how much money you have
in the bank, what you have to do with your money, where you should invest. I
have seen people going mad, planning the whole thing. Thereís no need to
do that once you are a Sahaja Yogi. It all works automatically.
The greed is within you, just like any other disease. As you have diseases,
greed is also there. As your diseases can get cured with Sahaja Yoga, your diseases
ó as much as your greed is ó it vanishes....
The only way to counter-balance is to become extremely generous. If you are
extremely generous, greed will run away. That may be another way of doing it.
Supposing you get something in your house and you think it is too much. Not
to get rid of it, but just to think itís too much, you should give it to
someone. You just start thinking whom can you and immediately youíll remember,
ĎOh, that person doesnít have this. Let me give him this.í And
if you give him, he will be so thankful, so thankful and heíll say all
kinds of nice things to you, which normally nobody would say to you, nobody.
And itís surprising how joy-giving it is, how people like your generosity.
So you have to be generous, just generous, not with yourself, but with others.
As much as possible, be generous. Generosity is very love-giving, one of the
expressions of your love....
Many people took to Sahaja Yoga, thinking what a generosity is, so to be generous
is the best way to live in this world. After all, itís a headache to have
too many things. Better to get rid of them, but out of love. If you do that,
youíll know how much they will be appreciative of you.
Another thing is to get rid of greed, you should try to do some sort of a collective
social work. Supposing you go to a place where lots of poor people are there,
I tell you, your greed will just drop. Be amazed how these people are living,
in what conditions. ďWhy do I care for all this, wealth and everything?Ē
That will be just shocking....
It is so plain in every way that you should be generous. That is the quality
of Kubera. Heís an extremely generous personality and thatís what
personality you should be....
One thing about greed is it is never satisfied. It is never satisfied. Iíve
seen people who were very rich once upon a time became very, very poor. So,
to them, life has become hell. They canít live without their great, I should
say, pomp and show. But they donít understand that it was false. They just
go on feeling extremely downtrodden when they lose their money.
Then there are people who want to have money. Theyíll do anything but
get money. Itís a very funny thing, but also power is the same as that.
If you have your own powers, you donít hanker after these powers. But they
want to have power because they want to have money and they get power with money.
Can you imagine? Where are human beings? At what level? At what level of evolution
they are? They are going round and round the circle of this money. This is Nabhi
chakra ... which gives you satisfaction. If your Nabhi chakra is satisfied,
you have achieved the state of Kubera. Thatís very important to see that
your Nabhi should be satisfied.
Thereís so many other kinds of things we have, but now I think the worst
is this greed and this, if it is managed somehow or other, brought to its own
level, then I think world will be improved very much.
May God bless you.