Adi Shankaracharya and Raheja

I had blogged earlier about the nasty fight between the patriarch Gopal Raheja of the 11000 Crore Raheja group and his only son Sandeep.The matters have become worse with both making damning statements about each other in court.

Adi Shankaracharya (788–820 CE) in his immortal Bhaja Govindam wrote

arthamanarthaM bhaavaya nityaM
naastitataH sukhaleshaH satyam.h .
putraadapi dhana bhaajaaM bhiitiH
sarvatraishhaa vihiaa riitiH

 

Wealth is not welfare

Truly there is no joy in it.Reflect on this at all times

A rich man fears his own son

This is the way of wealth everywhere

 

Isn’t it amazing how human behavior hasn’t changed over the ages?

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