Sun 23 Jun
17:00 - 20:00
Satsang By Aptaputra in Muzzaffarpur, India
Wed, Jun 19
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Questioner: If someone owes us money and does
not pay it back when he is supposed to,do we accept it as having
fulfilled our past life debt and be content with the situation?
Dadashri: Not like that. If that person is rich
and honourable then you should pursue the matter but if he is poor
then don't make the effort to collect.
Questioner: Should I make the effort to collect
or just sit at home and assume that if he is going to return the
money, he will do so on his own accord and if he does not then do I
assume that my past debt has been cleared?
Dadashri: No, no don't assume so much. You have
to make the necessary efforts. You can tell him: 'At the moment I
am a little short of cash, if you have the money, can you please
make arrangements to send it to me?' Speak
to him with respect and discretion and if the money does not come
then understand that you have settled some past account with
him. But if you don't even make the effort, he will take you
for a fool and he will go on the wrong track.
Everything in this world is a puzzle and in this puzzle man gets
so much beating life after life and is beaten to death after death.
He has taken this beating for countless lives but when the time
comes for him to escape this cycle, he does not take the
opportunity. Then the opportunity does not come again.Only a
liberated person can liberate others;what can a person who is
bound, do for you? Only the liberated one is worthy. The moment the
thought occurs to you: 'What's going to happen if he does not
return my money?' your mind will start to become weaker. The
element of suspicion is introduced. Once
you lend money, just decide that you have folded all that money in
a bundle of black cloth and thrown it in the ocean. What hopes do you have of retrieving something
once you throw it in the ocean? Give without any expectations of
any kind otherwise do not give.
In this world there will always be interactions of give and
take.So, if you lend money to people, sometimes some will not
return the money, but you cannot be preoccupied and agitated over
whether the money will be returned or not. If you do so, where will
I was in a similar situation once, but I never worried about
whether that money would be returned. I did however remind that
person from time to time that he owed me some money. A man had
borrowed five hundred rupees from me. There was neither a record
nor a promissory note for this transaction. I had forgotten all
about it until I encountered that man a year and half later. I
asked him if he could return the money and he asked me, "What
money?" I said, "The money that you borrowed from me." He said,
"When did you loan me the money? On the contrary, I am the one who
loaned you the money and you are the one who has forgotten". I
immediately understood the situation. I told him that I did
remember and asked him to come home the next day to collect it. I
gave him the money the next day. This incident actually happened to
me.What can one do if such a man were to come pestering for
How is anyone to deal with a world like this? If you were to
bundle up some money in a black cloth and throw it in the sea, is
it not foolish to think that you will get it back? If a person
returns the money to you, you should invite him for tea and thank
him for his graciousness in returning the money. You can say to him
that it is indeed a wonder that he is returning the money
because in this age of Kaliyug money does not come back.
The fact that he is returning what he owed is more than enough; do
you understand? This is what the world is like.There is suffering
in returning the money and suffering in taking it back. Who can be
happy in this? What is more, it is all vyavasthit. It is
vyavasthit when a person does not return the money and it
is also vyavasthit when you lose double the amount.
Glossary: Kaliyug-Current era
of the time cycle characterized by lack of unity in thought, speech
and acts. (The age of the 'Kali' of Kali Yug means 'strife,
discord, quarrel, or contention.' This is characterized by lack of
unity in mind, speech and actions.
name:Money (page #63-paragraph #1,#2 , Page #64 ,Page #65 paragraph
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