Friday, September 5, 2008

How to Become Rich - Sri Bhagavan Answers

How to become rich?

This excerpt was taken from one of the class taken conducted at Oneness University. The question was asked to the Divine Founder of the University by a youth of India

Qs - Bhagwan tell us 3 ways to become rich?

Sri Bhagavan - First thing is that the desire must come from the heart and not from the head. The desire from the heart is, let us say, you just look at a car, and then you touch it you see it you feel it, and then you would like to own it. You would like to drive it. From comparison if you ask, normally the desires do not get fulfilled.

Then the second thing is, you must have the confidence that you deserve it. If you become your own enemy and say..."Oh! All this is not possible. Do I really deserve it?", then it becomes very difficult.

The third thing is, you should ask me, like you would ask a friend. If you ask me like a friend, then it is very difficult for me to say a "No". And it should be reasonable. It should not be...somebody who is just having a small little tea shop, and then you come and ask, "give me a Benz!" that would be very very difficult. But if you would ask for a Maruthi or something (, it should be reasonable) , then it is possible.

And I do believe in fulfilling people's desires. Because I think, that is something very good for people. I am not against desires, as long as they do not hurt or harm others. So once or twice, when these desires are fulfilled, then it becomes very easy. You will exactly know how to go about it.

Clarity is important. You must be very exact in what you are asking. When you want a job, please tell me, more exactly, what company you prefer, how it should be. The more the data you feed, the easier it becomes. Because when you actually ask me, the desire can be fulfilled.

Otherwise the desire won't come in the first place. I believe in creating rich people, in creating wealth. Then we can wipe out poverty. We can all live quite nicely. I want you all to live a very comfortable life. So you work out later on, may be not now and find out, how much you really like to have. To make a person rich is very easy in fact.

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Contemplative Questions

Here is a set of questions that would provoke you and put you through some soul searching. They are not about religion nor about ethics. They are merely about you.

They are not meant to serve as solutions nor are they meant to lead you anywhere. These questions are meant to serve as tools to discovering yourself.

1) Do you perceive the Presence of a benevolent force guiding, protecting and shaping your life? What name do you give that Presence? When did you best feel this Presence?

2) What is your opinion of God? Is your opinion drawn from religion, books, parents and or your personal experience of life?

3) Do you pray? Do they get answered? How often?

4) Do you think it is possible to relate to the Divine? What relationship would you opt?

5) Here is a story for you - Two fierce enemies once did a penance to placate god and receive boons vying with each other. God appeared to the first man and asked what he wanted. He said "give me twice of whatever you give my enemy". Then God appeared to the second one. Even before God could say anything he asked, "God, would you please tell me what my enemy asked for? On knowing his prayer request, he said, "then God, blind me in one eye."
Now what would you wish for yourself, your best friend and your worst enemy if God gave you a chance?

6) Have you ever experienced a coincidence or chance that seems to have involved so many people and factors that you can't stop wondering if a mastermind was behind this operation? If yes, do you savour the experience often and have you shared it with someone close to you?