TIME….The Daily Miracle

“Yes, he’s one of those men that don’t know how to manage. Good situation. Regular income. Quite enough for luxuries as well as needs. Not really extravagant. And yet the fellow’s always in
difficulties. Somehow he gets nothing out of his money. Excellent
flat–half empty! Always looks as if he’d had the brokers in. New
suit–old hat! Magnificent necktie–baggy trousers! Asks you to
dinner: cut glass–bad mutton, or Turkish coffee–cracked cup! He
can’t understand it. Explanation simply is that he fritters his income
away. Wish I had the half of it! I’d show him–“
So we have most of us criticised, at one time or another, in our
superior way.
We are nearly all chancellors of the exchequer: it is the pride of the
moment. Newspapers are full of articles explaining how to live on
such-and-such a sum, and these articles provoke a correspondence whose
violence proves the interest they excite. Recently, in a daily organ,
a battle raged round the question whether a woman can exist nicely in
the country on 85 a year. I have seen an essay, “How to live on eight
shillings a week.” But I have never seen an essay, “How to live on
twenty-four hours a day.” Yet it has been said that time is money.
That proverb understates the case. Time is a great deal more than
money. If you have time you can obtain money–usually. But though you
have the wealth of a cloak-room attendant at the Hilton Hotel, you
cannot buy yourself a minute more time than I have, or the cat by the
fire has.
Philosophers have explained space. They have not explained time. It is
the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible;
without it, nothing. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle, an
affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it. You wake up in the
morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours
of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is
yours. It is the most precious of possessions. A highly singular
commodity, showered upon you in a manner as singular as the commodity
itself!
For remark! No one can take it from you. It is unstealable. And no
one receives either more or less than you receive.
Talk about an ideal democracy! In the realm of time there is no
aristocracy of wealth, and no aristocracy of intellect. Genius is
never rewarded by even an extra hour a day. And there is no
punishment. Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you
will, and the supply will never be withheld from you. No mysterious
power will say:–“This man is a fool, if not a knave. He does not
deserve time; he shall be cut off at the meter.” It is more certain
than consols, and payment of income is not affected by Sundays.
Moreover, you cannot draw on the future. Impossible to get into debt!
You can only waste the passing moment. You cannot waste to-morrow; it
is kept for you. You cannot waste the next hour; it is kept for you.
I said the affair was a miracle. Is it not?
You have to live on this twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it
you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the
evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective
use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling
actuality. All depends on that. Your happiness–the elusive prize
that you are all clutching for, my friends!–depends on that. Strange
that the newspapers, so enterprising and up-to-date as they are, are
not full of “How to live on a given income of time,” instead of “How to
live on a given income of money”! Money is far commoner than time.
When one reflects, one perceives that money is just about the commonest
thing there is. It encumbers the earth in gross heaps.
If one can’t contrive to live on a certain income of money, one earns a
little more–or steals it, or advertises for it. One doesn’t
necessarily muddle one’s life because one can’t quite manage on a
thousand pounds a year; one braces the muscles and makes it guineas,
and balances the budget. But if one cannot arrange that an income of
twenty-four hours a day shall exactly cover all proper items of
expenditure, one does muddle one’s life definitely. The supply of
time, though gloriously regular, is cruelly restricted.
Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say “lives,”
I do not mean exists, nor “muddles through.” Which of us is free from
that uneasy feeling that the “great spending departments” of his daily
life are not managed as they ought to be? Which of us is quite sure
that his fine suit is not surmounted by a shameful hat, or that in
attending to the crockery he has forgotten the quality of the food?
Which of us is not saying to himself–which of us has not been saying
to himself all his life: “I shall alter that when I have a little more
time”?
We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had,
all the time there is. It is the realisation of this profound and
neglected truth (which, by the way, I have not discovered) that has led
me to the minute practical examination of daily time-expenditure.

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God ?? Belief ?? Money ??

Forget Swiss Bank numbers, here is a  Scam that is happening right in front of your eyes and you are voluntarily participating in it. Why?Because you are superstitious!

Does God Exist?

What does He/She look like?

Where does God stay?

Is Ram  God?

Is Jesus God?

Is Sai Baba God?

Is Shri Krishna God?

Is Mahatma Gandhi God?

Is Mother Teresa God?

Is Bill Gates God?

Is Mayawati who is using taxpayers money to build her statues a God?

Is the Doctor performing your surgery a God?

God is an inner trust/belief in mysterious being that is unknown to all by all. Who is God? How many Gods exists?  Is my God better than yours? If so, is my Lifestyle better than yours? If  God in America was great, why is China better economy than America? Why is God not taking care of economy and people’s lifestyles? Why is Japanese God been so cruel to them?

We try to find answers of our problems in God. – “some unknown”

Hindus worship 36 Crore Gods.  Let me state that again Hindus worship 36 crore Gods.

This is a business channel – so let us understand business behind God – “The God Economy”

Let us assume for sake of mathematics that there are 5000 Big God Brands in India and each God having on average 100 temples.   That will be 5,00,000 temples.

Each Temple on average gets  500 footfalls per day on average and on average person donates Rs. 1/day to temple (i.e Rs. 300/yr per family member)

Every Temple gets Rs. 1 * 500(footfalls) = Rs. 500 daily min i.e Rs. 15,000 per month. The Big temples get big donations.  Priest will just get Rs. 5000 of this. So Rs. 10,000 goes to temple management. (These are hypothetical numbers for sake of discussion).  Each temple has revenue of Rs. 1.8 Lakhs annually from above numbers. Let us take it as Rs 2 Lakhs for our calculation purpose.

When you extrapolate it to 5,00,000 temples you get a number  like Rs. 1,00,00,00,00,000 (i.e Rs. 10,000 crores).  Mind well this number is just too small. Real number is way more.. maybe govt or some journalist should do research and publish this.

But Rs. 10,000 Crores put in temples for what? Does God want money? Who is the beneficiary?

Temple economy is a business now. Lot of Ministers, Business people have Trusts which run Schools, Hospitals, Temples.  They put their black money in creating these assets under trusts and uneducated people are so much superstitious that they will put their hard earned money in temples.

Service to Mankind is Service to God. So why don’t one directly help people? Stop all funding to temples, put this money back in economy, build incubation centers, give grants so people can invent, show people what it means to invest in nation building rather than invest(donate) in temples which indirectly gets into pockets of other crooks.

If God really existed, there are millions of lawsuits in India where people take oath on “Holy Gita” and still say blatant lie. God should give a painful death to all these Liars – isn’t it?  They don’t fear God and live like king and you fear God and you end up suffering.

If Doctor was a God, why would you have same surgery be peformed again and again? Why would there be a racket of referrals? Why would you still pay for his price even if the patient succumbs in Hospital?

If God lives in temples, why do we have Pooja Rooms in our homes. We do not leave money in our Pooja rooms after every prayer but why do we leave Money when we go to temples?Why do we bid for “Arti Uchramni” to show off our financial strength that we can pay more than the next guy to put our stamp on God for that particular day? Can you/me own something that does not exist?

So what is your say on Temple economy ?