Economics & Religion

I do not keenly study the global or Indian financial markets – I either lack the ability, or have no inclination to put in that extra effort to unravel the possible future results of human manipulations & speculations.
I am never comfortable dealing with glorious uncertainties, thus lack the gambler’s instinct. I often contemplate on my father’s personal teachings to me …viz… “The richest man is not the one who has the most, but whose needs are least”.
There is a great word in Sanskrit -viz-  Maaya = Illusion + Delusion + Hallucination
Economics, as we find now, is founded on Maaya. Hope is sustained by promoting speculations on unrealizable possibilities. All religionists have done this and horribly exploited the gullible commoners to no end – and continue to do so.
Religion is no more a spiritual guide – but a hard core economic (business) venture. Marketing strategy & tool is the “skillful manipulation” of vulnerable & susceptible minds. The final products are – “Salvation, Liberation or Freedom” – which are normally promised for delivery only after death, while payments are received during the living periods – hence no legal disputes.
The most enigmatic aspect of this whole game is that the losers are extremely satisfied, gratified and grateful for being so beautifully cheated !!! They not only sutain their personal reverence to the exploiter – but recruit many into his fold in a spirit of service !!!
Future religions will be governed by political parties with specific economic models and philosophies – because all is about making & managing money! We are already aware of a certain religion guranteeing heaven & hell … for commissions & omissions. The game of masters and slaves will continue in various forms – with intense competition among the ever newly emerging masters :-((

About MSR

I am a Healthcare products manufacturer & exporter and also a healthcare counselor. The areas of my interest include Spirituality, Philosophy, Science, Engineering, Humanities, History and Sports.

Posted on June 12, 2013, in Education and Society, Religion and Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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