Money Can Buy You Riches, But Not Happiness

Published: 31st March 2016 04:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2016 04:06 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: We all love money, dont’ we? It’s a fact that money makes the world go round because it can make the impossible possible and the unimaginable real. We all have experienced that how money can make people change their moods and colours in a jiffy. Whether it’s sports, entertainment or any other business, money can make cut-throat competitors get into co-operative mode in mutual interest. Money can match the mismatched, fix matches, drop catches, miss goals and change roles. It can also get you a quick darshan of your favourite Lord at the temple without having to wait in long queues.

In short money can buy anything and everything under the sun that can be bought. Though money creates this illusion that we are living in paradise yet it cannot do any of the following for us. It can buy us a beautiful house but not a happy home; money can buy us delicious food and expensive healthcare but not good health; it can provide us with high security but it cannot guarantee even minimum safety; it can buy crowns and thrones but not real power and lastly it can bail us out from the worst crimes but it cannot help us escape divine justice and buy us liberation from our sins and sufferings.

This does not imply that money has to be shunned. We must know that money is merely a tool that has to be used wisely and without greed or selfishness to create happiness for all. As long as we use it as masters, it will bring happiness. But if we become slaves to it, then we may have to suffer misery. Money has never made man permanently happy because there is nothing in its nature to create happiness. If we really want to be wealthy and happy, then we should earn blessings of god which is our real wealth that would go along with us birth after birth.  

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