Episode # 365 – “Financial matters should be dealt with very carefully!” – Vidura’s important message!!!

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In the previous episode, we had witnessed yet another important extension to Vidura’s one of the last and final points wherein he speaks about three elements of a huge vicious cycle – Desire, which leads to greed, which in turn leads to fear, in terms of anger and frustration. We witnessed how in our professional setup in the present-day, this is exactly where we get entangled into, if we’re going to give into some wrong temptations at our workplace. This temptation can lead us into an ethical dilemma and we end up committing some criminal offences against the organization, for fulfilling our short-term desire of earning more money within a quick time. We have witnessed innumerable examples in the past, as to how people get entangled into such offences and ultimately screw up their own lives at the end!

As we’ve witnessed the scenario with respect to one’s professional side, this same thing applies to the personal side as well. If we’ve to lead a peaceful life, we need to understand our financial position and its source, and plan our life accordingly. Many people have this problem today – Upon desiring for a higher and a better standard of living as compared to their neighbours or relatives, people go to any extent to satisfy this desire. I’ve personally witnessed few cases when I was a teen-ager and such families entered into a pathetic situation by doing so! While people see others enjoying a better standard of living than them, with a nice luxurious house and an expensive car to go with it, they start comparing that with theirs. Eventually, these people start craving for more money to satisfy their desires and even if their position and status in their professional life doesn’t warrant them to earn that much money, they take loans, debts, etc. from banks and other lenders to satisfy their desires. Little do they realize that at some point, they have to repay this money to the bank! When the due dates come closer for repayment of loan to the bank, they start getting the fear that what if the bank confiscates their property or car, because of non-payment of the EMI amount. This is the vicious cycle that we get into in our personal life. The moment we become jealous and greedy about what others possess, this is going to mark the end of our happiness and peace of mind!

Thus, the point here is that, when it comes to our personal life at home, we should be contented with what we have and what we earn. Of course, I’m not saying that we should develop ourself professionally by obtaining more qualifications and thus earning more money. This can be done and many of us are doing it every day. This is the perfect way of doing things and unless and until money comes to us legitimately, there is no problem! The problem comes only when we get greedy and go behind money through illegal ways and means. Hence we should make sure that we are very watchful when it comes to money and financial matters and we should make sure that money comes to us only in the legitimate way from our own blood and sweat of hard work. There should be no second thought on this.

So for today, let us keep it as a short discussion and we shall wait till tomorrow’s episode to witness Vidura’s final concluding remarks of the Vidura Neeti. We’re coming towards the end of the second mega-project and very soon we would be completing the Vidura Neeti. Let us look forward for the completion and henceforth, the next new project! I shall unfurl the details of our next new project very soon! It’s going to be a very interesting one and a much bigger one than both Ramayana and the Vidura Neeti! Let’s wait till then! Stay tuned! 😊

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Kerala, India. A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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