Monday, November 9, 2015

WEALTH COMES ON THIRTEENTH DAY




Pic.: Chetna Shetty
Today is ‘Dhanteras’. It’s believed to be an auspicious day. Laskhmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshiped today. People buy gold and silver on this day and believe it would multiply many fold in their lives…

But, what is interesting is that this lucky day comes on what is, also, believed to be an unlucky day – thirteenth day of the dark night. ‘Dhan’ means wealth and ‘Tera’ means thirteen. Brought together, it means wealth comes on thirteenth day… Luck comes on an unlucky day!

Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day festival of Diwali. It starts with prayers for prosperity…


In life, everything hangs on our beliefs. People believe, today they should buy assets and should not sell them. In the morning, I met a jeweler-friend, who was so happy for this day… He expected a roaring business. For him, sale of gold – loads of it – brought loads and loads of prosperity. For his customers, a few grams of gold-purchase meant prosperity in offing! So, go the beliefs of people… They wouldn’t make payments today; they would prefer receiving. They wouldn’t withdraw money from the bank today; they would prefer depositing!

‘You will see it when you believe it’. This is the title of one of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s books. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” This is the core philosophy of Napoleon Hill’s wealth and success philosophy. Even the Bible says, “You will receive from God according to your faith.”

Faith can be funny, many a time. I am unable to understand why wealth is expected on the thirteenth day of dark fortnight. If faith, even as small as the size of a mustard seed, is capable of moving mountains, why can’t faith in one-gram gold-purchase can bring us a goldmine?

Ask and you shall recieve!

Happy Dhanteras to all of you.

GERALD D’CUNHA

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