8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.-Mathew 4:8-11
It wasn’t possible for the devil to tell a lie before Jesus therefore he spoke the truth Again,”the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.”All these I will give you,” he said to Jesus…
It was Jesus and not me that’s why he said,Away from me Satan!”
God has nothing to do with the worldly treasures because to him we are the real treasures.God is on the look out for human souls and Satan is also doing the same but satan is using baits to attract human souls because his purpose is destruction whereas God’s purpose is creation.
If corona or flourona is contagious then the easiest way of being rich is is also viral in today’s world.People are very enthusiastic to copy the ways of the wealthy be rich and it can’t be stopped by masks or sanitizers so it is indeed a matter of grave concern today.
People are bowing before Satan to be wealthy by engaging themselves in acts of child trafficking,women trafficking and illegal selling of human body parts and pornography which are the devices of the Satan to be rich.
The wealth and riches of this world are the real baits to lure human minds and souls,it is wealth,that has created so much problem in the world today.
Divisions or groups as well as so called status have all been formed based on the resources an individual has.
It is a matter of shame that rationalism has given prestigious name called business to what the poorest of the poor called cheating.
Before Christmas I visited a store to buy artificial flowers for home decorations in our local market and the shopkeeper told me that the particular floral bouquet would cost at least 2 dollars.
For the decoration of the church they bought the same flower bouquet for 1 dollar.
Poverty And Riches
Avoidance of Strife
I cannot picture to myself a time when no man shall be richer than another. But I do picture to myself a time when the rich will spurn to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor and the poor will cease to envy the rich. Even in a most perfect world, we shall fail to avoid inequalities, but we can and must avoid strife and bitterness. (YI, 7-10-1926, p. 348)
Every palace that one sees in the world is a demonstration, not of riches, but of the insolence of power that riches give to the few, who owe them to the miserably requited labours of the millions of the paupers across the globe. (YI, 28-4-1927, p. 137)(I have removed the name of a particular country in the above paragraph)
Duty of the rich
The rich should ponder well as to what their duty is today. They who employ mercenaries to guard their wealth may find those very guardians turning on them. The moneyed classes have got to learn how to fight either with arms or with the weapon of non-violence.
For those who wish to follow the latter way, the best and most effective mantra is:[tyen tyakten bhunjithaha] (Enjoy the wealth by renouncing it). Expanded it means: “Earn your cores by all means. But understand that your wealth is not yours; it belongs to the people. Take what you equire for your legitimate needs, and use the remainder for society.”
This truth has hitherto not been acted upon; but, if the moneyed classes do not even act on it in these times of stress, they will remain the slaves of their riches and passions and, consequently, of those who overpower them.
…I see coming the day of the rule of the poor, whether that rule be through force of arms or of non-violence. Let it be remembered that physical force is transitory even as the body is transitory. But the power of the spirit is permanent, even as the spirit is everlasting. (H, 1-2-1942,
The following is an extract from MK Gandhi’s My life is my message.
So earning in the easiest and illegal way don’t always help to live a happy,safe and secure life but it brings with it curses,differences,chaos and illnesses.
Thank you very much.Take care.💝