Wealth is a product of labor and our income increases as we become more valuable to the marketplace. We must strive to live an abundant life if we are to live it to the fullest and money is a very important part of it. I am not preaching wealth for the sake of showing off but there is nothing elegant about poverty. Even the holy Bible quotes that “poverty is a curse.” So, people, communities, families and countries that are poor must be cursed by somebody. I think they should begin lifting off that cloud of curse as soon as possible.
Lord Krishna, Supreme Personality of Godhead, used to live in a palace in Dwaraka, used to wear gold and rode chariot made up of expensive gold even at the battlefield in Kurushetra. So, where did the concept of goodness of poverty come from? Not from God. It must have been from the Devil/Satan or the folks that find holiness in poverty. Look at the fishes in sea, timbers/woods in the jungles and fertile land all over the world. There is no shortage of things in the Creation but the only shortage is of people that have guts to dream for bigger and better things.
Truth in us is an unfolding of our understanding of ourselves and the world at large. I have come to a level of understanding where I have ceased to condemn, judge or criticize lots of things I used to. Moreover, there is a large probability that we attract into our life whatever we condemn, judge or criticize. Behind all the imperfections in God’s creation, there is the infinite which is untouched and unaffected. There is purity in that Self existing in all beings even in the most degraded beings. One who has found this self within sees God in entire living and non-living beings. The truth is that we are ever in presence of the Infinite Intelligence and ever connected to this source of all beings. This ability to see the perfection behind all the imperfection changes everything and when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at begin to change.
A superior person must keep performing for the unwise are always watching and imitating them. They must lead the unwise in the work so that the universal goals are accomplished. To the intelligent, there is action in the inaction and inaction in the action. They understand that the real performer is not them but the Infinite within them. Thus, they are not attached to the fruits of their action. Our greater happiness thus lies in the process of doing things and thus we must remain engaged in the task that is in sync with our nature. Each man has his vocation, the talent is his cause and he must use that talent in serving the One that created him to the fullest.