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Tuesday June 14 2005 10:52 IST

By Karmayogi

Man is becoming socially conscious. He has discovered the value of education. Last year, the number one source of advertisement income for newspapers in India was educational institutions. There are over 200 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu alone. Where did the private engineering colleges find their capital?

Some say it is all black money. Maybe it is true. But black money or white money, in a poor country like India, how can MONEY be found? Of course, a study can trace it, the economists can explain. That will enlighten our thinking. One common sense answer is that there is an awakening, an awakening of the individual.

He wants to live better. He seeks a better standard of living. Therefore, he has become expensive or costly. Some people may agree with this explanation and others may not. The rising value of the Individual raises the human value of the currency. Spiritually, this is a possible explanation for the increasing Prosperity we witness all around, at least in the towns.

The uncollected outstanding in the banks is over 75,000 crores of rupees, which means so much of bank money has become income for some people. Man was always ready to borrow. An old story is while a man was at his meals, his wife reported that someone was selling elephants on the road.

He was not interested, as he could not feed an elephant. She went outside and returned with the news that the elephants were sold on credit. The husbands mouth was full of food and he could answer only after a minute when he had swallowed it. He could hardly wait.

He showed a sign by his two fingers indicating he was willing to buy two elephants, because it was on credit. Man is ready to borrow. Experienced lenders used to say most borrowers do not intend to repay. Experienced and resourceful borrowers have developed a strategy of a very pleasant exterior. It is: borrowing is a source of income.

As the rising individuals value raises the supply of money in the country, negatively resourceful individuals have discovered a new source of income: Borrowing. I know personally two of them. They are thoughtful, pleasant and resourceful.

As human beings capable of accomplishment, these two men who represent a type are potentially great achievers. If only they change their attitude and decide to put their great capacities to their own personal development, I am sure they will be leaders of their own community or town. India is endowed with innumerable capacities in her citizens.

She has also developed an equal number of attitudes in them. One is that borrowing is a source of income. In todays positive, buoyant, economic climate, such individuals, if only they change their attitude, will become millionaires.

This is one aspect of spiritual degeneration. A reversal of it will be spiritual regeneration. India is a great nation destined to lead the world spiritually. These men who are born leaders have chosen to live by debts instead of income. The hour calls for the turning of a new leaf.

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