In India, corruption is something we all learn to live with. But wait! We need not be resigned to it or cynical. Instead of breast-beating over the sorry state of affairs, let's explore the solutions. Maybe there are no satisfactory answers to our questions. Let's ask them anyway.
SPIRITUAL GUIDE TO PROSPERITY
Do you think you never have enough, no matter how hard you work? You may have unconsciously fostered a 'poverty mentality' in your life that will forever keep you imprisoned within a sense of lack, no matter how much you earn or how many material possessions you acquire. It may also be the point where the possibility of corruption first enters one's life.
Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda , says in Seven Lessons in Conscious Living: ''Every devotee of God should be prosperous.'' He goes on to give some attitudinal changes following which one can live truly fulfilling lives:
When working or providing a service for which you will receive money, give value for value received. Ideally, the work you do or the service you perform should be enjoyable, in accordance with your skills and abilities and should have constructive effects.
Don't spend money. To spend (Latin expendere, use up or consume) is to waste. Exchange the value that money represents for what you consider to be of value to you. Avoid buying nonessentials.
Save a specific amount of what you have or earn. Invest it to earn more money for future use.
On a regular schedule, freely yet thoughtfully give a portion of what you have or earn to responsible, well-managed endeavors which serve the public good and assist individuals in need.
Give generously from your awareness of being prosperous and thankfully accept the abundance that life provides for you.
Avoid the beggarly attitude of thinking that you can, or need to bargain with Godthat when you make a financial contribution to a worthy cause or volunteer your services you will receive in proportion to your giving or even an excess.
Learn to be affluent-to always be in a continuous flow of resources and supportive events, circumstances and wholesome relationships for the highest good of yourself, others, the planet, and the universe.
Transcend the idea of duality, which is the erroneous opinion that god is separate from you or anyone else in the world.
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