Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra
Sometimes there is nothing better than a short and sweet story to give an answer or solution to something you have in your mind.
Here is an inspiring story from the book ‘Creating Affluence – The A to Z Guide to a Richer Life’ by Deepak Chopra, focusing on the power of learning and knowledge in building wealth:
‘Once upon a time in a faraway land, a young man went to the forest and said to his spiritual master, ‘I want to have unlimited wealth, and with that unlimited wealth, I want to help and heal the world. Will you please tell me the secret to creating affluence?’
And the spiritual master replied, ‘There are two Goddesses that reside in the heart of every human being. Everybody is deeply in love with these supreme beings. But there is a certain secret that you need to know, and I will tell you what it is.
‘Although you love both Goddesses, you must pay attention to one of them. She is the Goddess of Knowledge and her name is Sarasvati. Pursue her, love her and give her your attention. The other Goddess, whose name is Lakshmi, is the Goddess of Wealth. When you pay more attention to Sarasvati, Lakshmi will become extremely jealous and pay more attention to you.
The more you seek the Goddess of Knowledge, the more the Goddess of Wealth will seek you. She will follow you wherever you go and never leave you. And the wealth you desire will be yours forever.”
There is power in knowledge, desire, and spirit. And this power within you is the key to creating affluence.