Author Topic: Sri Ramakrishna says wealth, their fame and social position are transitory  (Read 1021 times)

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Some people are proud of their wealth, their fame and social position, but these things are transitory. None can take them away after death. It is not good to be proud of wealth. You may say, "I am wealthy," but then there are millionaires, multimillionaires, and so on. In the evening fireflies think that they are lighting the world; but when the stars begin to shine, their pride is subdued.

The stars in turn think that they are lighting the world, but when the moon shines, the stars are put to shame. The moon, too, believes that her light illumines everything; but lo! the dawn appears and the rising sun effaces the light of the moon. If wealthy people thought of these things, they would no longer be proud of their wealth.

A householder! Revered Sir, we are householders; please give us some further instructions. Sri Ramakrishna: First know God, then perform the duties of a householder.[p. 75 & 76]

Source: THE GOSPEL OF RAMAKRISHNA Revised by SWAMI ABHEDANANDA