Money, Greed, True Success & The Urgent Need for Enlightenment

By Anuj Chugh

Money does not buy you happiness. When a person does not think in this manner, he / she is in a state of illusion. I mean, dare to understand life in a profound way than ever before. Life is not only about you or me. Your life and my life, is connected with many other people, we don't even know. Money does bring you happiness, a lot of happiness, only on account of the needs and wants that it fulfills and can fulfill. But, the things bought may not be right or good for you. Hence, the need for wisdom.

The situation concerning love for money becomes grave due to comparisons that one makes with others, making this world a bad and a nasty place on account of such evil competitions. Constantly challenge all your notions about everything. Anything less than the fire of passion and curiosity, a positive awareness and the possibility of an enlightened life; should not be acceptable. Rich people have extraordinary lives, no doubt about them. But look at the mess, their capitalistic thinking and ideologies have created. It's always the same negative bullshit and is, annoying. They have committed heinous crimes, indirectly. I don't give a damn if no justice system in the world, recognises it as such.

The fact is fact and the truth is truth, even if you don't believe it to be so, or even the entire world refuses to accept it. On an individual level, work hard when you are supposed to work hard. Never shun hard work, it goes you confidence and self-worth. You will not sell yourself short in life, be it job interviews or any other situation or social gatherings. When in doubt and hopelessness, always remember that there are more worthy, good and beautiful things left to do with your life.

If the power of good is great, the power of evil is also, equally great. You have traversed from bad situations. So C'mon, at least now have some sense and struggle for the real deal. Don't fall in the traps of your mind. Don't fall into your 'thinking'. Your 'thinking' ruins it, all the time. Life was never meant to be good. Life was never meant to be bad, either. It simply is. People have, do and will always, be fool/s/ed themselves with all their hopes to keep the game going. Hence, the game of life is, in a way, the game of hope. It's always the same with everyone.

The wisest question is to ask ourselves whether we are ready to undergo shifts at the level of our minds or not. Agreed, one person does not make a revolution; but can and may very well, become the cause or the initiator for it. This kind of thinking determines success and the results or outcomes of all our endeavors. And many a times, this becomes the only deciding factor.

Personal Success Through Shifts

Shifts are important and if you cannot manage them, your life becomes stagnant. Physical survival instincts are good, but they are not enough in today's intellectual world. If you are focusing on the physical, then you can do the same things every day and still not succeed. Even if you are getting better every day, it won't matter. Go out there, qualify for some competitions, win them and climb the ladder to bigger competitions. If you win them, only then can you make some serious money and achieve serious fame.

Just pursuing a passion, having a hobby and doing a thing is not enough; you gotta stand up to world class standards, if you wanna use it to make money and achieve fame. It's important to find a way, so that you can use your hobby and help make you some money in they way, in the process. And it's a cold-blooded world out there, people do all sorts of things, people take part in all kinds of savagery. It's a brutal, dog-eat-dog world. Only an insensitive person can be happy, in the state of the world we find ourselves in.

I don't believe in God. I don't even care whether God exists or not. But I still pray at night for all suffering souls, for all those who suffer. We, the humankind have done so much, applied our minds and achieved such impossible heights as heavy engineering in factories, bridges and tunnels. Yet, I get angry because, the vast majority of us have failed to acknowledge or even understand, this basic thing - the pain of others. This is, what's so wrong about, even my own life. To become sensitive, and not love material things beyond a certain limit.

Why so much pain? Where has the humanity gone? It's really hurting because of the vast magnitude of pain we have given to our fellow humans, killed the animals mercilessly for fun and food, and destroyed all kinds of flora, the plants and the trees. I don't want to believe in things, ideas or notions that are not pure, are not just and fair, and are not coming straight from a sensitive and a perceptive mind and a good heart.

If people only become greedy and exploitative through education, then i don't want to be educated. What's the use of being born, what's the value of your life; when even after having so much, you don't have gratitude in your heart and keep yearning and asking for more? Do you even know in what situations, other people perpetually live in? And what they go through? Sometimes, it is really gruesome and dark and evil.

You will have to struggle to gain anything worth gaining. Life will change only to the extent, you can and will change. No more, no less.

Anuj Chugh
About the author:- A Teach For India alumnus, Anuj spent two years working in an underprivileged school in Pune, teaching 120 children from the 7th and 8th grade, developing his leadership skills. For 8 years before the fellowship, Anurag was involved in developing and debugging embedded software and hardware as part of various design teams. He is now CEO of Ergoptix Mediquip Pvt Ltd, the manufacturer of Magnifying Loupes and LED Headlamps in India. Bringing awareness of developing the practice of maintaining the correct posture by using magnification at the very inception of the doctor’s dental and medical practice. Feel free to communicate with Anuj by email or via WhatsApp message at +91-9819912872. Read more about Anuj on his personal site.

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