The servant of the Master of Unlimited Resources
I am the source
of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates form Me.
The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship
Me with all their hearts.
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (Chapter 10, Text 8)
In the Bhagavad-gita,
Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, explains to his warrior
friend Arjuna that He is the Master of Unlimited Resources.
In this classic text from the ancient teachings of the Vedas of India are
countless slokas, or verses written in the original Sanskrit language
of the earth, about
Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion to God in the heart.
One who performs
his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord,
is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (Chapter 5, Text 10)
On Spiritual Economics
The currency of Material Economics is dollars and cents,
whereas the currency of Spiritual Economics is love
In Spiritual Economics the more we give, the more we live to give...
....living becomes the gift of giving....
The business of Unlimited Resources is to engage in practical service that
is dovetailed with service to God. This is the business of
Spiritual Economics. In the material world,
people are motivated by
love of money, whereas in the Spiritual World, souls are motivated by pure
love for Krishna and His dearmost servants. Just imagine what
kind of a
world we could inhabit if people were motivated to give to one
another as an offering of love!
A positive example of
Spiritual Economics is the barter system. One person brings his organic
homegrown potatoes to trade with another person for some honey he gathered
ma te sango
You have a
right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits
from his beehives. As they understand the relative value of their products
in terms of the common denominator of money, so they strike a fair trade.
But in the process of
exchanging goods they have both produced as a labor
of love in harmony with the earth, spirits of the earth, and God, they develop
an affinity for one another. The potato farmer
concludes the deal by
throwing in a bushel full of hot chili peppers because he likes the bee farmer
so well. The bee farmer reciprocates by offering the potato farmer
a slab of
beeswax. While they are having a good time trading, the potato
farmer's wife arrives and offers the bee farmer some homemade oatmeal cookies.
See what happens when we try
to serve one another and God in the spirit of
love and devotion? - we just want to give and give more. What a contrast
to the modern capitalistic entrepreneurs who try to squeeze
every drop of
profit out of customers!!
Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your
activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, (Chapter 2, Text 47)
It is very easy to
serve the Master of Unlimited Resources when we understand that everything
of this material manifestation is coming from the
Supreme Personality of
Godhead. We cannot possibly claim any of it for our own proprietorship
in any permanent manner - we are simply stewards
of Krishna's resources.
The most wonderful aspect of Spiritual Economics is the realization that
as God's resources are unlimited, our potential to
tilize and serve those
resources is also unlimited.
of Godhead replied: The renunciation of work and work in devotion are both
liberation. But, of the two, work in devotional service is better
than renunciation of work.
Bhagavad-gita As It Is (Chapter 5, Text 2)
In this age of Quarrel and Hypocrisy, known as the Kali Yuga, the
ancient Sanskrit Hare Krishna Maha Mantra is
recommended in the Vedic scriptures as the most effective means of meditation
for deliverance from material conditional life:
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA, HARE HARE
Translation: Oh God, Oh Energy of God! Please engage me in your service!
This mantra is more powerful than an atom bomb.
All other mantras, such as OM, are contained with it.
It is a sound incarnation of God and one who chants it purely can at
once be reconnected to Lord Sri Krishna in one's constitutional spiritual
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