|LOOK WITHIN is absolutely wonderful. Lately it's been tough financially, but remembering God has kept me going and the book was just in time.--- Duane Washchuck, San Jose COSTA RICA
I want to thank you from my heart for sharing Dadaji's life. It is very refreshing to receive validation of my beliefs in his life. I too visited India a few years ago to discover that there was a price for their spirituality. I haven't been able to follow any Master of religion this life time as all I see is money and big egos. This always leads to control - greed! Thank you again for your effort of love to share your journey. --- Richard Mott, Pagosa Springs, Colorado USA
(7:52 minutes)Excellent 1975 recording by Bruce Kell of Dadaji's song "Ramaiva Sharanam" being sung at Utsav in Calcutta. Music score & lyrics
Dadaji & G.T.Kamdar ("Salt King" of India)
at Utsav in Calcutta India 1984
Dadaji did not lecture, give discourses, or write articles or books. The following quotes relating to the topic of money and wealth were compiled by Ann Mills from:
|Truth is negation of all fancied possession.
It's better to be rich in God, than to be rich in business.
No question of poor or rich. It does not matter. Nobody is rich, other than those who love Him.
|You need not be over excited in profit or be depressed in loss. Both are His gifts. So, go ahead in His Sharan (remembrance).
Your sincerity will take you to a natural living with Him, where any sense of poverty, wants, confusions and nervousness of mind have no place.
|We think we will become happy by receiving so many things of life, but later we find it does not bring real happiness as expected. To safeguard against such recurrences of unhappy situations of life, the All-merciful Lord helps His Children to withstand the impact of unforeseen jolts. Remember Mahanam with full devotion. Whatever has to happen, will happen. Humans can do nothing, have no power of their own and cannot get things always according to their expectations. God bears the burden of those fortunate ones who depend on Him.||We are constantly occupied with money matters and thinking this and that. When do we think of Him? That's why I say all these Gurus of yours are all parasitic weeds.
People are shrouded by the darkness of obsessions. You are after trade and commerce. Let you grab property. Let you have import and export. But, how will you get Truth? Only take refuge in Him. He is everything.
|There are endless materials in Nature for our enjoyment, but we have turned them into objects of greed and aspiration. This is the cause of schism between people everywhere.
Greed and love for power are to be conquered.
|Whatever you get (in this world) is transitory mundane merchandise and egoistic tapestry that goes off in no time. Take Him as the Doer, and do whatever comes your way with perfect planning, motivation and execution. Leave the thought of outcome to Him, you can really do nothing.|
|Your hopes and aspirations in life are not in your hands.||Don't worry, the Lord will take charge of your board and lodge and other comforts. Leave everything to Him and you will have the best arrangements possible.|
|We have come here to do all sorts of acting. We have come here as guests. I am here with this body. I am doing luxury, I am taking this and that. And another person is here with a body. He is doing his duty, going to his work. He is getting 2 rupees (20 cents), I am getting 2 Laksa (200,000 rupees or $20,000). What is that? That is for acting. After a certain time, I shall have to go to my House, my own House, my permanent House.
||The temporal and temporary assets have no value except in this material world. They are at best a fitting phantom of a transitory day. In fact, they are a distraction from the path to Eternal Joy, Peace and Bliss.
She is a good, he is bad. He is rich, she is a poor. It's temporary. That's His Leela. Leela means play, His Play. You need not concern yourself about these things.
Big (important, wealthy) man, small man....same.
|To live life successfully is a great challenge. Every moment in different activities of life we are enhancing our problems, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously. Results of such actions gradually become unbearable and fill our mind with despondency, a sense of insecurity and failure. Worldly affluence and wealth are of no help. Every one faces this challenge individually, in his or her own individual capacity. But, the one who can completely depend on the Guru or God residing in one's heart, will find that the Lord carries the burdens and eases all difficulties.||You ask then, why are some poor, some rich, some in good health and some in distress? You think troubles come as a result of sin? What nonsense! It is all a role that one has to play for a limited span of time in this Divine Play. Nobody can change the destiny. Have patience! Just remember Him once, then you see, you will enjoy His Love no matter what the situation.|
|Human beings are born in the body with Him, from His blissful World, to get real Ananda (Supreme Bliss) by the taste of His Love in this mortal and illusory world. But, our superstitious human involvement's and irresponsible attitude toward Him, in ignorance, do not allow us to come near to Him or to feel His Love for which we get the rare human birth. We ignore Him in pursuit of worldly, deceitful pleasures, profits and attachments, which please now and depress the very next moment.||How much pain does He endure on account of your miseries. He sent us here to taste His Rasa, to be immersed in His Love. You do all the duties of the world while living a natural life, and there will be no want. His pain will not stop if you live in a state of negation of Him.|
The safety-locket of Him you have tied in your heart will make your journey of life smooth. Wealth, fame, learning, love or lack of love will not bother you if you have tasted the Love of that Immortal He.