on Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"I Know It Is Possible To Live With Zero Money"

Non-possession is allied to non-stealing. A thing not originally stolen must nevertheless be classified as stolen property, if we possess it without needing it.  Possession implies provision for the future. A seeker after Truth, a follower of the law of Love, cannot hold anything against tomorrow. God never stores for the morrow.  He never creates more than what is strictly needed for the moment. If, therefore, we repose faith in His Providence, we should rest assured that He will give us every day our daily bread, meaning everything that we require.... Our ignorance or negligence of the Divine Law, which gives to man from day to day his daily bread and no more, has given rise to inequalities with all the miseries attendant upon them. The rich have superfluous store of things which they do not need and which are, therefore, neglected and wasted, while millions are starved to death for want of sustenance. 

Do You Think Money Is Evil?

No.  Money is illusion.  Illusion is neither good nor evil.  Attachment to illusion is evil.  Attachment to illusion is called idolatry.     Few will even question what money really is, because it is so pervasive, like air.  Yet, unlike air, money does not exist outside the mind, but is only pervasive in the mind.    
Contrary to common definitions, money is not gold or silver, cowry shells or cattle; money is not bills, it is not credit cards, it is not numbers in a bank or tabulations on paper.  Money is purely belief in the head.  Money exists no place else but in the mind.  Money is a strange phenomenon that exists only because two or more people believe it exists. 
Where two or more are gathered in the belief of money, money is in their midst.   
To say that I live without money isn't saying anything, really.  That's like saying I live without belief in Santa Claus.  Now, if we lived in a world where everybody believed in Santa Claus, you might think I'm stepping out on a limb to live without Santa Claus, who never existed.   
What if we saw gold for what it is?  Gold is pretty, but virtually useless in most cases.  But somebody decided it has an inflated worth, and everybody decided to believe this decision.  Now few people see gold for its reality, but they see fictitious values.  Natives in North America thought Europeans were utterly insane because of their lust for such a useless yellow substance.