Sacrifice of Wealth Is The Way
- Matthew6 : 19 to 22
"Do not Lay up for yourselves, treasures on earth. But lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is there
your heart will be also".
Matthew -7: 21
"Not everyone who say to Me, `Lord, Lord' shall enter the kingdom of
heaven, but He who does the will of My Father in Heaven".
Indians, particularly, are sacrificing words through prayers and
feelings through expression of love for the sake of God. When the
question of wealth or money comes they sacrifice it for the sake of
their families only. This is the reason why India suffers with
poverty. Swami Vivekananda wept loudly facing the sky asking; "Why
India with such high spiritual knowledge is suffering with poverty?"
The foreigners are not so well in prayers and expression of love or
meditation compared to Indians but they sacrifice their money for
the sake of God with full vigor. Therefore God blesses the foreign
countries with wealth and prosperity.
Indians sacrifice words and mind only to God. Therefore Indians are
blessed with very good pronunciation of language and excellent
knowledge, which are connected to the words and mind. Gita says `Ye
Yatha Mam Prapadyante' which means that God gives you result in the
same way in which you worship Him. If you worship Him with words
(prayers) only He will also appreciate you with sweet words. If you
love Him with your mind and concentrate with meditation, He will
also love you in turn with high concentration of mind. If you
sacrifice practically, He will also do everything to you
practically. Indians must learn this practical sacrifice from
foreigners as they have learnt the science and technology from the
West. Even in the olden days, Indians were always doing exercises in
theoretical knowledge of God and in composing lot of poems on God.
Therefore the same attitude entered even their education of science.
They have become theorists even in science.
The foreigners were less theoretical and more practical in spiritual
things and therefore that attitude entered their scientific
education also and the foreigners have become the real practical
scientists. Let Indians not be proud that they are the masters in
the spiritualism if not in science. Though I am born in India, I
deny this. The Indians should follow the foreigners not only in
science but also in spiritualism by learning the practical aspect of
the materialistic as well as divine knowledge.
Today, in the world everybody agrees that the real power is the
money only. Money is the fruit of work and Bhagavatgita calls
sacrifice of money "Karma Phala Tyaga". In Bhagavatgita it is
said "Dhyanat Karma Phala Tyagah" which means that devotion is
greater than Knowledge and sacrifice of the fruit of the work
(money) is greater than the devotion. Knowledge consists of
intelligence and words. Devotion consists of mind and words.
Sacrifice consists of heart and love. The proof of the love is the
practical service, which is the practical sacrifice of work or
money. For the propagation of the divine knowledge and devotion the
money is needed to publish the gospel in the form of books. When you
sacrifice your money for the divine work your treasure in the heaven
is built up. This means that God will help you after your death and
you will enter the kingdom of God.
You are giving your earnings to your family only and so your real
love is on your family only. There is no need of any further
argument on this point because it is very clear proof. This is the
real fire test for your love. You are sacrificing valueless words
and valueless mind in leisure, which is valueless time. This cannot
prove the real value of God. You must give real value to God. You
are finishing your prayers and meditation on God as soon as the time
to go to job is nearing. Similarly, when some work for the family is
approaching, you are immediately leaving the presence of God.
Therefore you are not giving any value to God for all practical
purpose. But you are telling lies in your prayers that God is
everything for you. The money is the final test and it can be the
only test also since all the family is associated with you for money
only and the family serves you in your old age for your money only.
If the money is sacrificed to God your real color of love can be
At the lotus feet of Shri Datta Swami