Money versus Wealth
Money, currency, shares, bonds, and assets are not wealth but mere representations of wealth. They are called “Dhanam” in Vedic Sanskrit and Yogic philosophy, whereas Wealth is called “Artha.” The mind, one that is functional, a body that is healthy, knowledgeable, and wise are true Artha or Wealth that creates Dhanam. If Dhanam is lost for any reason, Artha can recreate or re-earn it. But if Artha is lost, then no amount of Dhanam can win Artha back.
The greatest of all Artha in this world is the Mana or the Mind. If the mind is calm and steady, it is called a Mana in the Satva State. If the mind is partially steady, then it is a mind in the Rajas state. When the mind is completely unsteady, it is in a Tamas state. Understanding these states is crucial in understanding wealth creation and achieving bliss in life. Yet there is barely anyone who seems to know about it. This is because the so-called modern “Yogis, Gurus, Acharyas, Pandits” etc are completely ignorant of it; they not only live a miserable life but also make their disciples, adherents, and their lives miserable as a result.
Mind Creates Wealth and Wealth Creates Money
In today’s world, it is hard to have a steady or even semi-steady mind. The stress, mental conditioning, and manipulation you are subjected to often make it recklessly unsteady and, therefore, land it in a Tamasic state. A mind in the state of Tamas is driven by lame desires, is easily swayed, often disgruntled, and even thankless. It buys things it doesn’t want with money it doesn’t have and lands in situations it hates, thereby bringing misery upon itself.
These states of mind, namely Satva, Rajas, and Tamas, are not set states. If a mind is in Satva, Rajas, or Tamas today, it need not be in the same state all its life. Like all things in life, the mind too has the capability to change for the better. But for this, the underlying conditions of familial, friendship, social, and economic factors must all be assessed, and that is what Yogic Counseling does in the first phase.
Wisdom of Yogic Texts and Yogic Counseling
All major texts on Yoga, from Yoga Vashistha (from Bala Kanda Chapter of Valmiki’s Ramayana), Bhagavad Gita (originally from Bhishma Parva Chapter of Vyasa’s Mahabharata), Avadhoota Gita, Vyadha Gita, Ashtavakra Gita, until the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, are about bringing one’s mind from Tamas and Rajas states unto a static state.
So, if you are in a financial crisis, your mind, the single greatest reason for you to be there, is in the state of Tamas. And if you want to get out of the financial crisis, you cannot do that by keeping the same state of mind that has put you there in the first place. This is where Yogic Counseling comes in handy.
Yogic Counseling starts by first understanding the state of your mind and identifying the underlying reasons that lead you to financial chaos, first and foremost. Because whatever problem you are in, irrespective of the external situations or circumstances, only you can come out of it through your own Karma or Actions. Yogic Counseling presents you with the actual reasons that caused the situation in the first place—the things in mind you need to be careful of so that you do not get into the same situation again and again.