Friday, June 15, 2007

#040, Akhanda: Trust only wealthy householders

DISTRUST POOR HOUSEHOLDERS! THEY TAKE TO TRICKS TO FILL THEIR WANTS! RICH WILL NOT DO!

Swami Vivekananda advised his brother disciple Swami Akhandananda to keep funds in custody of trusty HOUSEHOLDER OF WEALTH. Vivekananda wrote to Swami Akhandananda fro London on the 13th November 1895.

"... Whenever you hear of any householder collecting funds in my or our name on the plea of erecting a Math, or some such thing, the first thing you should do is to distrust him, and never set your hand to it. The more so, as householders of poor means take to various tricks to supply their wants. Therefore, if ever a trusty devotee or a householder with a heart, being of affluent circumstances, undertakes such works as the founding of a Math, or if the funds raised be kept in the custody of a trusty householder of wealth — well and good, otherwise never have a hand in it. ... "


BLOGGER'S VIEWS
*Are only wealthy persons trustworthy?
*Do householders of poor means take to various tricks to supply their wants? *Affluent persons do not trick?
*What a great analysis?

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