Accumulating Wealth - an essential subject
What do people generally aspire after? People influenced by the materialistic way of thought generally want wealth. They want riches. Accumulation of wealth may be a sign of progress, freedom, and independence, but the actual result of this unnecessary accumulation of wealth is accompanied by the worry of how to properly invest it and protect it from plunderers. Ironically, the more one accumulates wealth, the more one becomes tightly bound up in the chains of material acquisition. The greater the wealth, the greater the anxiety, depression, and depravity. Not knowing the responsibility of this human form of life, where is the happiness for a materialistic person impelled by lust and greed? There is, however, no harm in accumulating wealth by honest dealings if one knows how to properly utilize these assets in Krishna Consciousness and not to squander them for purposes that have no permanent value.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Accumulating Wealth category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Uncontrolled, sensuous persons play with the assets of the body and accumulate wealth. But the strength of the body should be used for self-realization, not for sense gratification. (Light of the Bhāgavata, Chapter 7)|
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