Supreme God Money

By Dr. Sunil Ji Garg on 20-07-2016

For a very long
period I had a belief that the ranking of money comes much below than faith,
trust, respect etc. I always believed that religious faith is a genuine
attribute found in most human beings. I thought that when people pray, they
pray for wellness of self and everyone around them. The happenings in our
country and globally are forcing me to consider another aspect of faith, which
is money. The only faith seems to be money for a very large chunk in the
current social system. The so called growing religious fanatism is nothing but
a way of earning livelihood for many. Obviously this route does have enough
scope of crossing the limits and it becomes a sort of greed which is no more
for livelihood alone. A king clad like a normal person, decided to stay in an
inn. A priest was also staying in the same inn. By the way the baggage of both
king and the priest were of same shape, size and colour. When they checked out
in the morning there baggage gets exchanged. When the king thought of changing
his clothes while on his way back, he opened the baggage and saw that it was
full of cash and two small clay statues of worship idols. He decided to return
to the inn for returning this bag to the priest. By the time priest had already
returned to the inn with few policemen and with a baggage containing the royal
clothes. He had reported to the police regarding the theft of his baggage along
with the amount it contained. The policemen also doubted the king, if he had
also made a theft in the palace. Finally the king had to come in his royal
avatar to prove innocence. He also asked the priest regarding why he had not
reported regarding the missing statues. The priest answered, “I can buy many
such statues with the cash I had, but statues can’t get me anything”. The king
was surprised with this answer from a priest whose job is to make people,
believers of religion. This is a simple story is without a great climax, but it
does have a message about the realities around us. Now apply these realities to
any and every religion, you will discover the same truth, that “Supreme God is
Money”. No, No! Please do not reach any conclusion about my personality with
this statement. My beliefs are still not shattered, but I must admit that I do
see a lot of foundations being broken all around me. Are you feeling a similar
pain, please do share your pain with me, it will get reduced by sharing.

About The Author

Dr. Sunil Ji Garg

Dr. Sunil Ji Garg, presently Managing Director of Sunmitra Education, Lucknow, is a holistic healer, writer, social activist, scientist and individuality development trainer, who is noted for his commendable contributions in Data-Communication, Software Engineering and Multimedia.