Business with God!!
  • sridatta1 May 2008
    Business with God!!

    This is purely business in that you offer something to God and get back something in return. The Lord encourages even this path of business ‘Vaishyamarga’ since it is better than ‘Veshyamarga’ [path of a prostitute]. In the latter path, you are aspiring for something in return practically, by offering only theoretical [imaginary, insubstantial] items like praise by words, devotion by mind and discussions about the Lord by your brain. The prostitute also expects money in return (practically) by sacrificing sweet words and sweet feelings of the mind. Atleast in the first path, the devotee offers something practically and also expects something practical in return as in the case of business. This business-devotion is better than the prostitute-devotion in which devotees offer prayers by words and feelings of love through mind and expect practical boons in return. But even in the business-devotion, new developments have come. People ask God to grant a boon first and only then will they do practical sacrifice. The present day devotion of almost all the devotees is according to these two ways.