There was a time after 2008 and the collapse of the financial markets worldwide, that I used to visit the Gurdwara, to get some clues on how the world economic Recovery could develop, and what the components of that were. Who would guide us, first of all? It had to be.....The Master Mariner.
"Without His will is nothing". His guidance was immense. I put it on my blogs at that time, although today I have forgotten most of it. But what I do remember today is the guidance that money can be pumped into the system, like we put water into a sweet dish of bulgar wheat, which absorbs water so wonderfully; and with the use of natural resources, work can be created, the workers paid with the money, the legal tender, that too has been created. In short, it is paid work that is and transforms resources into wealth. After all, a vault full of money doesn't add to itself, so if the stockmarket went higher, and everyone wanted the high price, you couldn't pay them all; therefore, in a capitalist system, it is imperative to add to the quanta of money supply periodically, to satisfy the growing population and their needs and demands; and if all nations keep using the same technique, and trading with one another and between nations, all the resources would constantly be turned into capital goods and a common prosperity would develop. It would be like a ripple effect.
But "Without His will is nothing". Without the Master Mariner's shabd that I heard at the Gurdwara, I would not have understood this message of God's grand vision for mankind.
Today the message was about Lord Rama and Pahlaj, and how the names of these saintly souls are hallowed with joy. There were also the words about Ramu, whose daughter was ill. "She will get well" was the message to him. But she was under some possession, and those spirits were lifted from her, and in due course she became well and totally cured. Ramu could not be thankful enough, and gave whatever he could at the Master's feet.
This can be even used as a metaphor, and the message of a positive outcome in so heartening. I had gone to visit the Gurdwara to get a clue about Greece. This is what I heard. And I enjoyed their langar parsad, a sweet dish of chupattis, vegetable curry, yoghurt, milk pudding and kana parsad.
My inspiration is that everything will work out well for Greece and the Euro Area.
Durudarshan H. Dadlani
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