Hinduism and Vedic tradition defines wealth as more than just currency. Current which keeps the currency current is Wealth.
What is fundamentally currency? If 100 of us are sitting here, and one has 10 USD note and he wants food, he gives that to somebody who supplies food, then he gives that to somebody who supplies raw material, he gives that to somebody who gives him health, he gives that to somebody who gives him a house, he gives that to somebody who gives him cloth. Continuously when it is moving, by the time the 1000 rupees moves among many hands, its value has increased.
The current which keeps the currency moving is the value of the currency. We may ask, “Why some country’s currency has high value, why some country’s currency has no value or low value?” It is our ability to keep our currency moving, the current which moves the currency, keeps the value for currency. If you have too many reasons to use the currency, which you can buy only through that currency, that keeps the value of that currency.
There are multiple incompletions people carry about wealth. First thing, the moment you hear the word ‘wealth’, there is so much of that ‘depression,’ that deprived feeling, “Everyone has, I don’t have.”…. “For what I am contributing, I have not been given my share.” The various thought currents start. Sometimes, “Oh, I am loaded with it, I don’t know how to save it, how to protect it.”
Any incompletion related to wealth will disappear if you are awakened to the wealth consciousness and awakening to the wealth consciousness is not becoming fool, irresponsible, careless. It is the most powerful strategy.
Whenever your inner space is capable of including 5 people in your life, you build a good family.
If your inner space is capable of including 50 people in your life, you build a good team.
If your inner space is capable of building few hundred people in your life, you become a social leader.
If your inner space is capable of including few 1000s, you become leader for a region.
If your inner space is capable of including a state in you, you become a leader of the state.
If your inner space is capable of including a country in you, you become the leader of the country.
Understand, if your inner space is awakened to understand and include the concept of wealth, you will see wealth becomes just part of your life.Wealthy means all the components of your brain, ability to grasp, ability to cognize, ability to respond, ability to make yourself available to life, ability to keep yourself excited, ability to be up and alive, all these are wealth. Dhairya-Lakshmi, Veerya-Lakshmi, Vijaya-Lakshmi, all these Lakshmi’s are wealth. If accumulated bank balance kills all this in you that is not wealth.