In the Vedic literature, wishes have been made for the money earned by labor. Where money comes without labor, There are various kinds of diseases and various kinds of calamities keep coming. That is why the importance of labor has been established in Indian culture. Get the money earned only by labor, It is not going to bring peace in the society. For peace it is necessary that someone in the society is hungry, Don’t be poor
Artha means who is not familiar with the importance of money. Artha is a basic necessity of life, and the lack of money is unbearable for human beings. Although the goal of human life is to be on the path of continuous progress, and the means of achieving it is such experimental knowledge, on which one can travel till salvation, yet life cannot be lived on the basis of mere ideals. The expectation of the reality of life is that without meaning, we cannot move even a step, even a step forward, in life. This story narrated in the Mahabharata reveals the importance of meaning, in which when Yudhishthira asked Bhishma Pitamah lying on the bed, that you are preaching religion at this time, but when Draupadi was being dismembered, at that time your Where was this theology? In answer to this question Bhishma Pitamah says-
Arthasya purusho dasso dasastvartho na kasyachit.
It’s true lord! Badhoऽmyarthen Kauravai.
– Mahabharata 6.41.36
Meaning – O Yudhishthira! Man is the slave of Artha, but Artha is not the slave of anyone. By fulfilling all the needs, the Kauravas have tied me with meaning. That is why I have fought with Duryodhana’s side even though your side is true.
From the said statement of Bhishma Pitamah, the reality of life is understood. There is no one in this world who is not a slave of Artha. Money is needed by every human being. From birth till death, we are all dependent on money in some form or the other. But some principles have been provided by Indian sages for earning money. According to which, what one gets without causing annoyance to others, without taking shelter of the wicked in earning money and without violating the method established by the gentlemen, is much in spite of being meager.
It is true that having money alone does not bring peace, yet the relationship of peace is also closely related to earning money. In the Vedas, two words for wealth are used abundantly – one Vasu and the other Raya. The wealth of which the recipient gets settled, that is, does not get ruined, is Vasu. Riya is the money that is earned for giving. To heart these two concepts regarding money is necessary for world peace. Like the present, the attitude towards earning money in ancient times was not full of wisdom of right and wrong. In the era of Bhartrihari, the same vision of wealth is seen as it is today. According to Nitishtakam-38, composed by Bhartrihari, if one gets wealth, then the caste goes into the abyss, the quality should go down even more than that, why shouldn’t the superior nature be thrown down the mountain, if it has to be set on fire in the high lineage, then it should be set on heroism in the form of an enemy. Let there be a thunderstorm soon. In this way everything may be destroyed, but only Artha is attained, without which all these qualities become like a frivolous straw.
Falling to some extent for wealth is a primitive tendency and this is also the reason for the disturbance of man or the world. In the Mahabharata, Maharishi Vyas, while trying to make this truth heart-wrenching, has said-
I am shouting with my hands up, but no one listens to me. Artha from Dharma and Kama from that meaning. O people of the world! Why don’t you follow such religion? We should earn money, but not by disregarding religion. Wealth earned through hard work leads to happiness and peace.
In the Aitareya Brahmana it is said-
Nanaashrantaya srirasti sins nrshadvaro janah.
Indra Ichcharah Friend. Charaiveti Charaiveti.
Aaste bhag aseensyordhwastishthati tishthah.
Shete Nipadyamanasya Charati Charato Bhagah.
– Aitareya Brahmana-7.15
That is, those who do not work hard with full force, they do not get Shri (Lakshmi in today’s language). A lazy man is a sinner. God becomes the friend of those who work hard. So work, labor.
The part of the one who sits sits down and the fate of the one who gets up stands up. Those who fall asleep, their luck also sleeps, and those who start walking, their luck also starts running. So always work hard.
Thus it is clear that in the Vedic literature there is a desire to get the money earned by labor. Where there is wealth without labor, there are various kinds of diseases and various kinds of calamities keep on coming. That is why the importance of labor has been established in Indian culture. Only the money earned by labor is available, there will be no peace in the society. For peace it is necessary that no one should remain hungry or poor in the society. It is said in Veda-
Moghman vindate apachetaah satyam bravimi slaughter its tasya.
Narayanam pushyati no sakhayam kevalagho bhavati kevaladi.
– Rigveda 10.117.6
Meaning – Selfish and unreasonable takes food in vain. The fact is that it is not his life, but death. Because such a gross selfishness does neither good to himself nor to friends. One who takes care of his own food and drink does not eat food, he eats sin. Clarifying this point, Shri Krishna says in Shrimad Bhagavad Gita-3.16 – One who does not turn this cycle of sacrifice, that is, one who does not give up with enjoyment, is a sinner and a subject, and O Arjuna! His life is meaningless. In Rigveda it is said-
Sa idbhojo yo grihave dadatyankamay charate krisay.
Armasmai bhavati yamahuta utaparishu krunute sakhyam.
– Rigveda 10.117.3
That is, the food is to be eaten by the one who comes home and eats it himself by giving food to the hungry. Such a giver never has less food and becomes a friend of his opponents as well.
According to Rigveda 10.117.1, the Lord has not only made hunger the cause of death, those who eat also die. The money of the giver is not destroyed, but in a way it gets deposited in his provident fund. Remember, without sacrificing you cannot become your benefactor.
In Rigveda 1.8.1, it is said in Rigveda 1.8.1 – the storehouse of opulence, to save life, which we can share and consume, which is a winner, capable of making us self-supporting. Yes and will last for many years.
When we share and consume wealth, there is no reason for unrest. The root of all kinds of problems is the individualism of man. That’s why the sage of Vedas says-
Kevallagho Bhavati Keoladi
– Rigveda 10.117.6
That is, one who eats alone eats only sin.
Propounding the same principle in Shrimad Bhagavad Gita-3.13, it is said – Those who eat by feeding others are freed from all sins. Those in whose house food is prepared only for their own food, they do not eat food, they eat sin. For man to be happy, he has to accept the message of the path of peace as propounded by the Vedas. Propounding this eternal truth in Atharvaveda 12.5.3, it has been said – We all accept the part earned by hard work, beneficent for all, mounted on truth, resolve to observe good fasts and earn prestige by sacrifice. get receive. By doing this kind of behavior we can live happily till death.