For surviving why should I know so much? For surviving why should I do so much? If somehow I catch this small department, sit as a Thanedar or I run away and get one job in one office as a clerk and get some thirty-forty thousand salary and one two-wheeler and one apartment, that is enough. For surviving why should I know sooo much? For surviving why should I do sooo much? This is what I call the most silliest pattern in your life, with which most of human beings are stuck.
Knowledge is a knowledge is a knowledge. Being active is being active is being active – should not be judged, scaled, measured based on the returns, income or the luxury or the comfort, it is expected to bring.
Knowledge should be for the sake of more knowledge. Work should be for the sake of more work. Work to get more work. Have knowledge to have more knowledge.
Understand, whenever you try to use knowledge to achieve comforts and luxury, nothing wrong. Saraswati can always bring you Lakshmi, but when Lakshmi becomes the goal of Saraswati, then starts ignorance. Wealth can always be achieved by knowledge, nothing wrong, but if just wealth becomes the goal of your knowledge, there stops your knowledge and ignorance starts.
Let wealth and comfort not be the goal of your knowledge. The moment that becomes goal of your knowledge, your ignorance starts, because you start feeling, ‘Oh! Others are all not that knowledgeable and they have so much of luxury. They have a BIG house and car, and what not, and a private helicopter, and everything. Then why should have so much knowledge to have all that. How can I also get, with less knowledge, more luxury and comforts – all this conspiracy.
The conspiring tendencies and cunningness enters into your system. The goal of the knowledge should not be wealth. Wealth can always be achieved through knowledge, nothing wrong about it. But that should not be the decision making factor for you. Constantly exploring knowledge! Knowledge itself is the taste, joy, excitement, experience. Only that person becomes the embodiment of Saraswati. MahaSaraswati. Being active – Durga, being active just to be more active. See, by being active, acquiring wealth is not wrong, acquiring luxury is not wrong, but that alone should not be your goal. Then, the moment you have your basic needs or wealth or luxury, you will just become inactive. You will plan cunning ways – how to be less active, less doing and more wealthy, and more comfortable.
World suffers with this cunningness, silly thoughts. I tell you, knowledge and being active actually makes you LIVING. That is the one of the biggest pleasures. 1000s and 1000s of times more than any romance or any luxury it can give you. I tell you, being active is thousand times more joyful, exciting than any of the so-called luxuries and comforts you have in your life. Having the love for knowledge is thousand times greater than any romance you will experience in your life.