If you ask any person on earth, what are the things required to live, 99 % will say Food, water, Air, Clothes, and more astonishingly MONEY and MOBILE phones in the present era.
However to most of them the most important factor in life is MONEY. Such is the power or charisma of man made money. It is the main cause of all problems and life seems difficult for most of us to come out of it. I’m not sure how many more births or rebirths are required to come out of it, which for me seems to be a distant reality.
But if we ask a person who is well educated and who has risen above greed and cares less for money (materialistic world), then the answer could be: Food, water, Shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. Least important for him/her would be Money.
But, if we ask a learned person or a highly evolved being(s), there will be only one answer: Love, brotherhood, develop spiritually, and oneness with nature.
Surprisingly most of us know at least one or couple of them but they use it for their personal gains. Even if a person(s) knows all of them or has read about it may not be in a position to understand the essence or deeper meaning of it.
All the credit here goes to the mind and its capacity to think (which is limited). Because we humans have restricted our thinking in a limited periphery which is filled with money, lust, jealousy, hatred, deceit, and what not. People seldom have time to think about humanity and about the betterment of society.
The basis for the already deteriorated relationship of humans is what I said in my previous paragraph. Each and every person knows that when we die, we don’t carry anything with us in the final journey. When this is true, then what is the fuss all about?
Either we are not educated right or over educated so that we have forgotten our role as human beings, which is TO DEVELOP SPIRITUALLY.
We can in fact stop all this right away and begin our journey, afresh. And dear friends please take my word that it is a reality and possible only with humans. We instead of pushing ourselves to our doom, should stop right now ponder, and start with a society which is devoid of all the man made things and nearer to nature and God.
If all the humans come together and start a money less society, things would change drastically and all of us will benefit from it. Now, if somebody will ask me, whether such a thing is possible? My answer would be YES, it is possible, provided people start thinking in the same direction.
There could of course be many obstacles and hardships to face, and probably it would not work in today’s society, thanks again to the most powerful machine in the universe, which is one’s Intellectual Property i.e. MIND or the power to think good and do good. But a deeper thought and a sense of willingness and determination will definitely change the face of humanity and benefit all humans now and the generations to come.
Imagine a scenario where there are two persons coming together, one with high earning capability who has amassed huge man made wealth and another who is poor and with no wealth, but is empowered with tremendous skill set. Now in a money less society, if we ask them both to join and work for a common goal, what will happen? Mind will not permit such a union as there will be great deal of reluctance from the person who has amassed huge wealth. He will think why should I part with my money and join a group wherein I may have to mingle and probable work along with poor humans.
There could be other aspects as well like, I’m educated or highly educated, I’m the boss and command people to work under me, I’m a professional, why to bother about other people, the accommodation is not up to my style, and so on. The list will be endless and ultimately the end result will be that all will revert back to their old habits.
Most of us will never accept the change because of our limited thinking power, hence will go back to our old routine. It is the mindset of such people which has to change and though it looks difficult to us but can be achieved with sheer determination and a will to change and come out of the rat race.
Now, imagine a society which is free of money where everyone has a job to do. A job which he likes and loves to do, a job which is productive and for the society. Everyone here in this society works for same purpose and for the community and in return they will not get any salary, but a free home to live, free electricity, free food, free clothing. If he wishes he can work harder and earn a car for himself and his family. There will be free healthcare for all, free education and so on. Everyone in such a society will be happy and healthy, the reason being, society will provide all of this free of charge because he himself is putting in to society.
All humans are treated equal, everyone is happy in the job they are doing and nobody is better or worse than anyone else.
When people start dwelling in such place, there would be no need for money because everyone will have for free whatever they may desire and which is legitimate. Most importantly, there will be no crime since 99% of crimes are committed for monetary gain, however the only crime which can happen will be committed by those persons who are either insane, psychopath or deranged.
When the crime rate is negated, people will develop and evolve spiritually and technologically. As their healthy minds will focus on technological advancement and betterment of society. There will be no wars, no jealousy among people and people will have enough food to eat for free and science will begin to escalate and advance at an astonishing rate which was never seen or heard before on planet Earth. As there will be no wars, lot of natural resources will be diverted to purposeful inventions and for the betterment of people living in such society.
However there will be some issues when comes to doing some specific jobs, like dirty or dangerous jobs. This could be an issue for many, but for every issue there is a solution. With proper planning this kind of work can be handled by all of us in turns and complete the otherwise dirty or dangerous work. Another solution could be, when we have technically advanced things at hand, doing such jobs will become easy.
A society which is devoid of money and all the people living in it will be the happiest on earth, such a place will be heaven of earth in itself.
People will never have the feeling of superior/inferior/status/rich/poor as there will not be any money involved. All will live and progress for humanity and such a world be the most advanced in the universe. It is not a distant dream for such a society to establish contact with federation of galaxies and become a member of such federation. People can space travel and establish contact or visit other planets on peaceful missions. Exchange views and technology in various fields.
Last but not the least, people will have enough time and most importantly a MIND which is at peace to develop spiritually and search for the supreme SPIRIT.
When man can conquer space and beyond, creating and living in such society is not an impossible task.
It is rightly said that Money does not buy true happiness or freedom, but temporary happiness. So let us not run after money and instead run for happiness and a society which is free of MONEY.
Note: The views expressed in the article are my own and does not target any group/individual/society or any government.
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