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Money and growth will not fill your internal hollow || Acharya Prashant, with youth (2014)
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Acharya Prashant (AP): Wonderful! A nice question has come to us. Our friend is saying that greed is making people work. If you remove greed from people’s life, they will not grow. So, I'm asking him, what is growth?

Questioner (Q): Growth is evolution. Like we have evolved into a civilization...

AP: Working in an office - how does it help you get more civilized?

Q: Sir, day-by-day, we are growing ourselves...

AP: When do you say--let’s be honest--When do we say that a person is growing? When do we say? When do we say that the person is making progress?

You look at somebody, you look at somebody's house, and then you say, " Badi tarakki ho rahi hai inke ghar mein (They are improving greatly in their household).” When do you say that? Be honest.

Q: Money...

AP: Money! Simple. That’s what he’s saying, “If we don’t have greed, how will we get money?” What will you do with that money, which is anyway killing you?

Q: I will gain skill. (Clearly not audible)

AP: What will you do with the skill?

Q: Sir, what will we do if we don't have money?

AP: You will have money. What makes you think that money is either zero or ten lakhs? Your basic needs are quite small Rishabh (Questioner).

Q: Will there be sufficient money for that?

AP: You will get money for that, don’t worry. Existence is not that cruel.

Q: Sir more money gets you more worries.

AP: Existence is not so cruel that you’ll starve without money. Your fundamental needs are just food, clothing, shelter and you will get enough money for that. There is no great problem in that. You do not require money, Rishabh, for your fundamental needs.

Do you know why people need money? People need money because they are hollow within, and they think that money can fill that hollow. Money cannot fill that hollow.

You do not have Love in your life, so what do you do? You go and raise fifteen factories. fifteen factories will not give you Love. You don’t have that sureness within, so what do you do? You purchase a flat in London. That London flat will not give that sureness within. The kind of money that is needed to just live coolly is not much. You’ll get that, don’t worry.

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