silence shared in words presents I Respect Money …because it can make you multidimensionally rich From Death to Deathlessness #22 “My talking to you has not the ordinary purpose that talking serves: indoctrination — that is not the purpose of my talks. I don’t have any doctrine; my talking is really a process of dehypnosis. Just listening to me, slowly, slowly you will be free of all the programs that the society has forced you to believe in.” Can you talk about money? What are all these feelings which are around money? What makes it so powerful that people sacrifice their lives for it? This is a very significant question. All the religions have been against wealth because wealth can give you all that can be purchased in life. And almost everything can be purchased except those spiritual values love, compassion, enlightenment, freedom. But these few things are exceptions, and exceptions always prove the rule. Everything else you can purchase with money. Because all the religions have been against life, they were bound to be against money. That is a natural corollary. Life needs money because life needs comforts, life needs good food, life needs good clothes, good houses. Life needs beautiful literature, music, art, poetry Life is vast! And a man who cannot understand classical music is poor. He is deaf. He may hear his eyes, his ears, his nose, all his senses will be perfectly right medically but metaphysically… Can you see the beauty of great literature, like The Book of Mirdad? If you cannot see it, you are blind. I have come across people who have not even heard the name of The Book of Mirdad. If I am to make a list of the great books, that will be the first. But to see the beauty of it you will need a tremendous discipline. To understand classical music is possible only if you learn and it is a long learning. It is not like jazz music, for which no learning is needed. Even monkeys can understand jazz in fact, only monkeys understand it. It is not music, just a few crackpots making all kinds of noises, and you think it is music. You will find better music in a waterfall, or when the wind blows through the pine trees, or simply when you walk in the forest in autumn on dry leaves, and sounds are created. But to understand that, you will need to be free from hunger, free from poverty, free from all kinds of prejudices.