The dubious money

something that will last not only one generation but for generations together, but something that comes by some dubious… way or simply by some magical way, it doesn’t stay, it is a type of illusion. Just like one man in England, he won lottery ticket, 500,000 pounds. He became so happy, he was a long short man, that means he was one of the kulies who loads the ships. So he became so happy, that he quit his job, now he is almost a millionaire you can say, …half a millionaire. So he started having big parties for all of his other, those porters who load the ships and he started to spend money like anything, giving everyone huge parties and drinks, and he would give prostitutes money, 500 pounds, 1000 just like that. Within 3 months he had expended all his money. Within 3 months he had been so continuously drunk, from drinking ah… whisky, that he had not one time came to a common practical sense of mind. By the time all his money was gone, he was going to his friends begging that give me 20 pounds so I can get something to eat. So they saying, “What you just won half a million pound and now you are coming begging, What’s wrong with you?” He said that, “Well, if I had stopped drinking long enough to think about it, I might have spend it in some another way, but ah… I didn’t have the sense at that time.” Now he has no job, and no money, and all his friends are saying, “What you are doing just bumming off us?” So like this the people they get something on a tamasa, but if they don’t have the proper education, they don’t have the proper association and training and guidance, they may misuse it.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1985, November 11th, SB class, Life Member House Mr.Patel @ Bangalore, India