…continued from Living Advaitha III
Strategizing your day-to-day thinking based on the simple truths is Living Enlightenment. Strategizing your day-to-day decisions based on the eternal truths is Living Advaitha.
Few days before I was shown a reply by a rich man to a pretty girl who has advertised in the dating websites that she wants to marry rich man. When that reply was brought to me, I told Jnanatma I will comment on it. Jnanatma can you read out and I will comment on it?
Jnanatma : So the article , ‘This Pretty Girl Was Seeking a Rich Husband. The Reply she got from a Banker was Priceless.’
The following is what a woman posted on a dating forum seeking a rich husband.
I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here. I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say I am greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.
My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?
Among those I have dated, the richest is $250k annual income and it seems that this is my upper limit.
If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden, $250k annual income is not enough.
I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:
First – Where do most rich bachelors hang out? Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym.
Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? My target now is to get married.
A philosophical reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan below:
Dear Ms. Pretty,
I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.
My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.
From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.
Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money”: Person A provides beauty and Person B pays for it, fair and square.
However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year.
Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.
By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”.
If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term – same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.
Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advise that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.
Hope this helps.
J.P. Morgan CEO
Understand, I usually pick up only the Upanishads, Vedic scriptures, to comment on. But very rarely I pick up some modern-day writing or the recent postings to comment on. But I picked it up this up personally. It has a very deep insights of Advaitha.
Please listen. Whole life is a business, the whole life is trading: you give something, receive something. Either you got more or you gave more. Or you got and gave equally. Whatever is said and done, whole life is a business, please understand. But, the good news is, what you consider as you is the starting point. The best news is that can be just updated by the Advaitha.
Please understand what you consider you is the position, trade position. If you consider you only dependant on your physical qualities you only have depreciation asset. You only have depreciation value. But if you assess yourself based on the qualities you carry in your mind it can be, you can be appreciation asset – means intelligence, your ability to handle any situation. Please understand whenever the queens were chosen they were always chosen, the first priority was given to their appreciation asset. Not to the depreciation asset. Whenever the daasis were chosen they were chosen even with just appreciation asset but whenever queens were chosen in any kingdom they were chosen with appreciation asset.
Now I am introducing very important truth to you. You can have something which is eternally appreciating if you perceive yourself only as a body you have only depreciation asset. Exponentially depreciation asset. Please understand whether you plan for your life based on your beauty or health. Whether you plan your life based on your beauty or your health you are planning on a wrong footing. You’re planning on a wrong footing.
Please understand there’s a Sanskrit verse:
Kaaryeshu daasi, karaneshu mantri, rupe cha lakshmi kshamaya daritri bhojyeshu maata shayaneshu rambha Shad-dharmayuktaah kuladharma patni
Means; ideal wife the one who works like a servant, advises and strategizes like a minister, feeds like a mother, makes love like a nymph, is as beautiful as Lakshmi and forgiving like the earth.
It’s a Sanskrit verse. One fellow read this verse and came to me and said, ‘Swamiji I have achieved the meaning of this verse!’ I said, ‘you are fortunate, blessings. Please call your wife, receive the blessings.’ He said, ‘No Swamiji just change the word, call your wives because so many qualities will not be in one person! I married six with all these each one having one of these qualities.’
Anyhow how you perceive you if it is just occupied means your self-image, your identity about you, if it is occupied completely by your look, by your beauty, the physical dimension, please listen, you are making all your strategies and plans based on depreciation asset more and more. As time passes, life will be hell for you. Kaala will bring suffering for you. Please understand, the strategy which brings the best things as Kaala passes, is eternal strategy.
If your perception about you is all based on your beauty, you are having exponential depreciation asset. You can manage few more years with various creams and cosmetic items, but it will continue to depreciate.
Second, if your perception about you is based on your mental abilities, your ability to understand, your ability to assess, your ability to strategize, your ability to cognize, your ability to respond, you have appreciation asset. Please understand, you have appreciation asset. As the time passes, you will only have more and more joy. You will not have more and more suffering. Kaala brings you more joy.
If your perception about you is based on the Consciousness, if your perception about you is neither based on your beauty and health, nor based on your beauty and health or based on your mind’s abilities, it is based on your conscious space, the space you carry, the being you carry, the consciousness you carry, the idea you have about you, understand, you have exponentially appreciation asset. Kaala brings you bliss.
Whether Kaala is going to bring suffering to you, or pain to you, or joy to you, or bliss to you, understand, when you have beauty and health, making the comforts you want and position you want in society is okay. Means, making some money and making a career and making a family, it is okay. But, please don’t strategize your life based on that.
No Old Age Insurance is going to be useful for the person who is paying it, please understand; because all Old Age Insurances becomes useless by the time you reach that age, because that money for which you insured is no more useful to run your life. Thirty years before, people who paid Old Age Insurances, they would have thought $100,000 is the greatest money and they would have insured themselves for that! Now, with that, what you get your monthly money, may be maximum you can make the ends meet; means you can have food and roof above your head. So, please understand, now you may think maybe ten million dollars is the best insurance. Make it and see. By the time you become old…… Strategize! I am not saying don’t have insurance. I am only saying insurance does not mean insurance. That is all I am saying. I am not saying don’t take insurance. But insurance alone is not insurance.
The first thing, strategize your life based on Authenticity. Please understand. Strategize your life based on Authenticity. How you perceive about you, let it be based on Authenticity. How you perceive yourself to be, please listen. Internalize sincerely when you are listening.
Let your perception about you be always based on the consciousness you hold, the identity you hold. Inner Awakening program is all about making you understand the right identity and go on asking you to strengthen the right identity. Authenticity is all about re-writing your right identity and go on strengthening that right identity, completing with all the unnecessary components you are carrying around your identity. If you are depressed this moment, ask yourself, ‘Is this time and energy I spend on depression is going to strengthen the identity I want to establish for myself?’ Identity-building is just like body-building and mind-building. Society gives so much of importance and time to body-building and mind-building, forgets to let you understand identity-building.
The other day I was sitting and calculating the bio-memory, bio-energy, and DNA structures of our Swamis based on the lifestyle, food-style. Please understand, very comfortably I am putting this on record in the national television in satsangh; Anyhow later on, in times to come, these satsanghs will be eternally stored and seen by crores of disciples yet to come, and thousands of years yet to come; I am putting this comfortably on record: Average, all my sannyasis will live 120 years comfortably. You will see. Comfortably, without any disease, average 120 years my sannyasis will live! Very comfortably, not with struggling, pulling, pushing. No! Very comfortably. Because, first good thing, first good thing, I am already successful is, I made a very good eating habit for them. Very good eating habit. Ninety percent of them abide by this good eating habit. Even the ten percent, they miss only rarely while they travel around. “Good eating habit” means, with the right gap, the habit of eating only what is required for the body. That is what is “good eating habit”. I was sitting with some of my Swamis for a teamily dinner. We were scanning, scanning, scanning. We have not found even a single sannyasi or ashramite who abuses food; means, eating unnecessarily, eating out of depression, eating out of just lust of taste. I was so happy. This is the first step you have to master to develop the right identity. Then the right yoga lifestyle: I can say, again ninety percent I am successful. Only ten percent who are travelling outside, when they travel outside, night travel, bus, trains, they miss; and the Swamis who are staying in some remote centres, they miss, because they are all alone; that also should not be missed.
Once somebody can master the eating and yoga pattern, now very easily they can build the right identity.
Understand, society stops with body-building because, by the time you come to the right body-building itself, your energy, effort, everything is wasted. By the time you build the right food habit and yoga pattern, you are too tired or too old and you feel too much of effort has been spent on it. Then with knowledge you try to do mind-building, through education. If you are a doctor, in that field; if you are an engineer, in that field. Any field. By the time you do mind-building, you stop the patterns of body-building, you start over-eating. That is why, people, if they achieve something in the knowledge field, they think they can pamper themselves and develop the bad eating habit and bad routine, lifestyle. I have seen doctors; their tummy will be hitting the operation table and they will have to bend all out to cut the patient! I have seen engineers; they build amazing buildings; the foundation will be so strong, and the roof will be light; but, in their body, the foundation will be so weak and the middle portion will be too heavy. Leads to the weak columns and knee pain. By the time you build the body, you are tired and you don’t want to build the mind. By the time you build the mind, you just want to pamper yourself and stop building body.
Listen. You are never given the knowledge about building the Being. Authenticity is building the Being. This process which I am putting all of you through, the teamily Advaitha process, the Advaitha teamily is nothing but reminding you to build the right identity. Reminding you to build the right identity.
Understand, I am getting the Eternal Insurance for you; not Old Age Insurance, Eternal Insurance for you. Whoever has built the right identity, you have a place in Akshardhama, means imperishable space. Imperishable space, Akshardhama, which is equalent to Kailasa or Vaikunta! The power of Kailasa wealth of Vaikunta put together is Akshardhama!
The identity-building has to be done consciously as a lifestyle. First, pen down the best inner-image you want to have, outer-image you want to project, how you want others to perceive you, how you want to perceive the world and others. And, after you pen down that, every action, every thought, every word you utter, go on reminding yourself, ‘Is it aligned to what I want? Is it aligned to what I want?’ If it is aligned, do it and overdo it! If it is not aligned, complete and drop it.
Understand, many times your identity is in one direction, your actions are completely in the other direction. The conflict of interest in you drags you to the easiest direction. By the time you wake up, you are dead! Dead before wake up are what I call as “Accidental Humans”. You are born when your parents were trying to do something else, as an accident! You live as an accident! And die as an accident! The person who starts building the identity, even if he is a failure, he will be successful in his journey. Understand, understand, I am making a statement. Even if you are failure in building your Authenticity, just because you tried you will be successful in your journey either tomorrow or next day because even starting the journey with the right direction and the right guide is the greatest thing can happen in your life. That is why I am saying Inner Awakening, first foremost truth, experience, program, can happen in your life. Wake up to yourself. Come back to Authenticity.
All the Swamis, Mahants, Kotharis, Thanedars, devotees, disciples, today your homework is, if you have done your Completions with the teamily, the next step is, define your new identity which you wanted to cause:
- new inner-image you want to have,
- the outer-image you want to show,
- others-image – how you want to be perceived by others,
- and life-image – how you want to perceive the world.
If you have not yet finished the teamily Completion, finish that and then pen down this. You have time till tomorrow morning satsangh to finish your teamily Completions. But people who have finished, for all of them this is the next step – the right identity-building. Only you can be liberated from the consciously-built identity, you can become mindless only from a mind which you built consciously, not before that. You can go beyond the mind only jumping from the mind which you built consciously, not from the unconscious mind. Unconscious mind can never be a jumping pad from mind to mindlessness. Mind to no mind state. Only consciously-built mind can be a jumping pad from mind to no-mind.
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