silence shared in words
I Respect Money ...because it can make you multidimensionally rich
From Death to Deathlessness #22
"My talking to you has not the ordinary purpose that talking serves: indoctrination -- that is not the purpose of my talks.
I don't have any doctrine; my talking is really a process of dehypnosis.
Just listening to me, slowly, slowly you will be free of all the programs that the society has forced you to believe in."
Can you talk about money?
What are all these feelings which are around money?
What makes it so powerful that people sacrifice their lives for it?
This is a very significant question.
All the religions have been against wealth
because wealth can
give you all
that can be purchased in life.
everything can be purchased except
those spiritual values
these few things
and exceptions always prove the rule.
Everything else you can purchase with money.
Because all the religions have been against life,
they were bound to be against money.
That is a natural corollary.
Life needs money
because life needs comforts,
life needs good food,
life needs good clothes,
Life needs beautiful literature,
Life is vast!
And a man who cannot understand classical music
He is deaf.
He may hear
all his senses will be perfectly right medically
Can you see the beauty
of great literature,
like The Book of Mirdad?
If you cannot see it,
you are blind.
I have come across people
who have not even heard the name of The Book of Mirdad.
If I am to make a list of the great books,
that will be the first.
But to see the beauty of it
you will need
a tremendous discipline.
is possible only if you learn
and it is a long learning.
It is not like jazz music,
for which no learning is needed.
Even monkeys can understand jazz
in fact, only monkeys understand it.
It is not music,
just a few crackpots
making all kinds of noises,
and you think it is music.
You will find better music in a waterfall,
or when the wind blows through the pine trees,
or simply when you walk
in the forest in autumn on dry leaves,
and sounds are created.
But to understand that,
you will need
to be free from hunger,
free from poverty,
all kinds of prejudices.