All Kinds Of Wealth Is Your Birth Right

  • Posted on August 24, 2015 at 12:23 am

 

Living life without a goal is meaningless. Talk to any successful person and you will hear them say that they found no enthusiasm to live when they had no goal to strive for. Majority of the people who live their lives without thinking much, and live just to eat, play and sleep, live aimlessly. As a result they have not much successful achievements to show in their lives. Good health, wealth, happiness and peace are our birth right!

We are essentially born to live out our dreams in the attainment of our desires. We come into this world with a blue print of our desires. So it makes sense to examine our desires to make sure they are in accordance with dharma, in that we do not intrude in the rights of others and fulfill our own desires while abiding by the rules of conduct of right behavior.

India is the country that has given out the knowledge of the mantras to the world. It is said in Sanskrit, the language of the Gods, “Mananaat traayate iti mantraha.” Mantra is that which protects you when you chant it mindfully.

Mantras are not only just sounds that create certain beneficial sound waves, when chanted in a certain way, having a profound effect on our body and mind, but they have certain profound meanings as well. These Sanskrit words are inviting certain material and spiritual gains from the ether or the subconscious mind or the universal mind – call it what you may. By praying for those traits or attributes and material gains we are elevating ourselves from the beastly to human to the divine status gradually. How so? Try it for yourself and experience the changes in your personality which becomes soft, refined, compassionate and divine.

That which you think of, you become; As A ManThinketh, so is he! So in Indian religion, we worship idols who have the qualities that we adore. As my Guru once said, “in India we worship God 365 days because we have the custom of celebrating festivals every day to different Gods.”

August 28th is the day we worship Lakshmi to ward off eight kinds of hardships in our lives. She drives away the three sufferings of restlessness, worry and depression. The word ‘Lakshmi’ is derived from the Sanskrit word “Laksya”, meaning ‘aim’ or ‘goal’, and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.

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The Lakshmi Form:

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is depicted as a beautiful woman of golden complexion, with four hands, sitting or standing on a full-bloomed lotus and holding a lotus bud, which stands for beauty, purity and fertility. Her four hands represent the four ends of human life: dharma or righteousness, “kama” or desires, “artha” or wealth, and “moksha” or liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Cascades of gold coins are seen flowing from her hands, suggesting that those who worship her gain wealth. She always wears gold embroidered red clothes. Red symbolizes activity and the golden lining indicates prosperity. Lakshmi is the active energy of Vishnu, and also appears as Lakshmi-Narayan – Lakshmi accompanying Vishnu.

Two elephants are often shown standing next to the goddess and spraying water. This denotes that ceaseless effort, in accordance with one’s dharma and governed by wisdom and purity, leads to both material and spiritual prosperity.

Lakshmi is commonly known as Goddess of wealth.  Wealth is not only the money.  Tradition and values of life is also wealth.  Our family and progress is also wealth.  Our belongings such as land, properties, animals, grains, etc as well as virtues like patience, persistence, purity etc in the form of character are nothing but our wealth and so also glory or victory.  Thus this eightfold  Sri  Lakshmi is known as Sri Ashta Lakshmi. 

Mother Lakshmi is the source and provider of the following enumerated well-known sixteen types of wealth and many more.  (1) Fame (2) Knowledge (3) Courage and Strength (4) Victory (5) Good Children (6) Valour (7) Gold and other gross properties (8) Grains in abundance (9) Happiness (10) Bliss (11) Intelligence (12) Beauty (13) Higher Aim, High Thinking and Higher Meditation too (14) Morality and Ethics (15) Good Health (16) Long Life.  Let us glance upon the glory of mother Ashta Lakshmi’s individual nature and forms…… Read More

 

 

 

 

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