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[ARTICLE] Guru Baba Sri Siva on -Wealth is a virtue-

chris knight

20-09-2004 06:55:12

A new article about Wayne Dyer's meditation guru was posted yesterday and I wanted to share an excerpt from it for you
Guru spreads the good news Wealth is a virtue
Baba Sri Siva preaches a Hindu sect's belief that riches can enrich the soul, too.

"Baba Sri Siva is a businessman-guru whose philosophy is to think rich. By focusing the mind intently on achieving material wealth, prosperity is only chants away, the India-born mystic teaches. Sri Siva, born Baskaran Pillai, visited Philadelphia last week as part of what he says are his efforts to spread the teachings of the Tamil siddhas, gurus from southern India whose philosophies are known primarily to a few select students.

His teachings were the inspiration for New Age author Wayne Dyer's best-selling Manifest Your Destiny The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want. Followers and curiosity-seekers came from as far away as Florida to sit in on two lectures here.

Source http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/living/religion/9699216.htm


Here is Baba's Sri Siva's current book
The One-Minute Guide to Prosperity and Enlightenment

After you read the article, please come back here and click on POST REPLY to share your thoughts about it. What did you think?

Anonymous

21-09-2004 12:09:36

I was at the event the reporter was covering and the story was very accurate. It's true that people who knew of Wayne but had never met Baba came from as far as Florida and Canada to see him in Philadelphia. One man who went by himself to an earlier event in NY had returned to this event with his son.

I chatted with people during the break and they were all so very happy to have attended and they wanted to know when Baba was returning next so they could sit with him again. Their faces were glowing and they seemed so at peace and at the same time, inspired. The most common phrase I heard was "a very beautiful, spiritual experience".

I also felt that way and look forward to seeing Baba again soon. The meditations were very uplifting and the talk was inspiring and helpful.

I agree with the quoted psychiatrist and Baba's comments about money. I think the concept of enobling poverty is misguided by the concern over people getting lost in greed and selfishness when they were blessed with abundance. But as noted in the story, Baba says the solution is to be clear about the reason for having money.

You need money to give yourself a secure material life foundation, so that you can live in a clean, safe place and be healthy -- that's the best foundation to delve into higher/deeper practice. Also, when you have money you can more easily do things for people who are in need and go where you feel you are needed most to give the most help. Without money, you end up struggling to care for yourself and frustrated that you can't do more for yourself and others.

I'd love to hear what others think.

Sara

chris knight

22-09-2004 08:02:16

I agree with the quoted psychiatrist and Baba's comments about money. I think the concept of enobling poverty is misguided by the concern over people getting lost in greed and selfishness when they were blessed with abundance. But as noted in the story, Baba says the solution is to be clear about the reason for having money.

You need money to give yourself a secure material life foundation, so that you can live in a clean, safe place and be healthy -- that's the best foundation to delve into higher/deeper practice. Also, when you have money you can more easily do things for people who are in need and go where you feel you are needed most to give the most help. Without money, you end up struggling to care for yourself and frustrated that you can't do more for yourself and others.

I'd love to hear what others think.

Sara

The amount of money you earn is in direct proportion to the amount of value that you create for others.

Using money as a measurement of value created for others is a great way of "knowing" that the richer you become, the more value you've delivered others.

Those that are economically poor have not figured out how to create massive amounts of economic value for others.

You were meant to be rich.

Translation = You were meant to figure out how to deliver economic value for others by sharing your talents at the highest level possible.