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Money is Stuck

From: "Marc Pele"
Namaskar, The current economic crisis is everywhere. Nearly each and every country, land and locale has been affected, if not submerged. This is not news to anyone. Many point to the U.S. as being the birthplace of this economic collapse. It is only reasonable then to investigate and review the "corrective measures" being taken by the US government. As margiis, we are to compare those governmental responses with Baba's Proutistic recommendations. Because, after all, it is Prout - not capitalism - that will restore peace, tranquility, and economic stability to the world.
The crux of the matter right now is that the economy is stuck, i.e. totally jammed. Initially economists led common citizens to believe that the current crisis was just a little "downturn" due to the issue of unpaid home mortgages, or some other lesser aspect of the overall economy. But that is not at all the case - rather that is just a very superficial way of viewing the problem. The cause of the present day economic crisis is not the housing market, nor the banks, nor even Wall St. None of those single factors are the root problem per se. They are off-shoots. There is a much more fundamental cause. The real problem, as mentioned, is that the economy is stuck - money is not moving. Why? All the wealth is all concentrated in the hands of the few. That is to say, the very nature of capitalism is the problem: Excess hoarding of wealth and extreme over-accumulation until all the money is in the hands of the rich elite. Baba says, "If capital is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals or the state, most people will be exploited by a handful of exploiters. As a result of this process of severe exploitation, a serious explosion takes place. This explosion is known as a depression in the economic world. The concentration of wealth, and particularly the concentration of the value of wealth, is the fundamental cause of a depression." (PNS-13) Nowadays, due to lack of cash, people cannot afford to buy the things they need like food, medical care, a house, schooling etc. And due to fear, worry, and uncertainty, people who have a little money are not spending one extra penny on any other items. Due to the gross accumulation of wealth, when the common people have virtually no money to spend, then the economy becomes stuck. Capitalism has reached such a peak that all the wealth belongs to less than 1% of the population. When this happens money cannot roll and the economy spirals further downward as the rich hoard more and more of the wealth. That is the essential problem, but the US leaders do not or cannot understand this. That is why their so-called solutions are not the answer.
To some or more degree the US government realises that the money is stuck. But they do not know how to get it rolling. Obama & Co.'s main approach is to print money by the trillions and then use that to jump-start the faltering economy through various stimulus packages. But that is like using faulty medical practices to resuscitate a dead person. The poor plan of printing tons and tons of money cannot save a drowning, exploitative capitalistic economy. Of course, the White House does not want to openly admit that their entire schema is based on printing "free money" - but that is indeed the fact. While they certainly will outrightly brag about the extent of their so-called stimulus packages, as if they are the great heroes of the day. But they do not want to say from where they are getting this stimulus money. They are getting some from taxpayers, they are getting some from outside investors, but the bulk of it they are just printing. Yet this is not the way to prosperity. The printing of excess money will just invite hyper-inflation. All the money will become worthless. It will not get the money rolling and the result will be terrible. Baba says, "The difference between the previous depression and the future depression will be that in the previous one there was little inflation, but the future depression will be associated with inflation. Hence, it will be more detrimental to the integrated development of human society." (AFPS-9) So the printing of money and investing that in a wide array of "stimulus packages" will not bring an economic turnaround. Rather it will worsen the problem.
The upper echelon of the US government does not want to admit, or cannot understand, that the extreme greed of capitalism itself is the problem. Whatever Obama and crew may say publicly, internally they are wedded to capitalists. They are pawns of the ultra-rich. They dare not say that capitalism itself is the issue. That will agitate their partners. But when capitalism itself aims for the gross accumulation of money then because of its finite nature, that limited amount of money will soon be hoarded in the hands of the few. Then stagnancy and staticity result. That is what we are seeing today - and its outcome is not good, as we see. But Obame et al do not want to admit that the over-accumulation of wealth by capitalists is the central problem. Hence they will never be able to solve today's economic crisis. Here again is Baba's teaching. Baba says, "If capital is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals or the state, most people will be exploited by a handful of exploiters. As a result of this process of severe exploitation, a serious explosion takes place. This explosion is known as a depression in the economic world. The concentration of wealth, and particularly the concentration of the value of wealth, is the fundamental cause of a depression." (PNS-13)
According to Prout, the answer is quite simple: There needs to be a redistribution of wealth and money cannot be allowed to be hoarded. The gross disparity of wealth between rich and poor is why the money is unable to roll. The rich have far more than they can spend and the poor do not have the requisite money to purchase what they need. That is why the money is unable to roll - in which case an economic depression results. So the Proutistic approach is to take money from where it is grossly accumulated and then distribute it to where it is needed. Capitalists collect more than they can spend and side by side the common people do not have money to spend on what they need. With the transfer of wealth, then those in need will have the purchasing capacity to buy what they lack and the super-wealthy will not have piles of cash sitting uselessly in some vault. In that case the money will roll and the economy will grow. Printing excess money cannot stimulate the economy - rather it will devalue the wealth. Hence the need of the day is get the billions and trillions of stagnant money out of the pockets of the exploiters like Gates, Buffet and the rest of those capitalist cronies, and then use that money to empower common people with adequate purchasing capacity. That is the Proutistic approach to today's economic crisis.
Exactly how this is to be done we should all think. But one thing is sure, a change in mind-set is needed. In capitalism, the gross accumulation of money is the goal. In Prout, the goal is not based on the hoarding of wealth. Rather it is understood that all the resources and commodities of this universe belong to Parama Purusa - they are the common patrimony of all. Just as the land, water, and food need to be shared in a rational manner. Same is the case with money. This is the vital outlook that is needed. In the God-centered philosophy of Prout - where money is not the goal - then there is ample scope to guide people's desires toward more subtle pursuits and create a universal human society. So there has to be a fundamental shift away from the capitalistic mind-set towards a universal human society. Eduction on the ways of Prout is essential.
By Baba's grace the era of Prout is coming soon. The capitalists are running out of tricks to keep their boat afloat. With Prout, there will be rational distribution and the horrible disparity of wealth will be eliminated. In that way the money will roll, people will have adequate purchasing capacity for their existential needs, and society will advance into a new era and blissful way of life. Baba says, "Keep money rolling...Let people purchase as much rice, pulses, vegetables, oil, salt, sugar, etc., as they can with money. Let money go to the grocers, the sugar cane vendors, the confectioners, the factory workers, the labourers and the weavers. And let the colourful saris of the weavers be purchased and worn by the newly married brides, adding to the beauty and prosperity of society." (PNS-12) Namaskar. Mahendra
This entire letter is based on Baba's below teachings and His related discourses. Baba says, "Where there is over-accumulation of physical wealth several problems occur. Human beings do not have many needs. Primarily they need satisfying meals and clothing, according to their necessities. Most people do not even want many things. The desire to accumulate money is actually a mental disease. The accumulators do not accumulate to fulfil their basic needs as human needs are few." (AFPS-6) Baba says, "The value of money increases with its mobility. That is, the more that money changes hands, the greater its economic value. On the other hand, the more that money is kept immobile in a safe, the more it loses its utility, and thus its economic value decreases. This is the most fundamental principle of economics." (PNS-12) Baba says, "It must be borne in mind that both inflation and depression result from the ailment of staticity." (PE) Baba says, "There are two main causes for economic depressions – first, the concentration of wealth, and secondly, blockages in the rolling of money. If capital is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals or the state, most people will be exploited by a handful of exploiters. As a result of this process of severe exploitation, a serious explosion takes place. This explosion is known as a depression in the economic world. The concentration of wealth, and particularly the concentration of the value of wealth, is the fundamental cause of a depression." (PNS-13) Baba says, "Secondly, a depression may occur when money that is in the possession of individual or state capitalists stops rolling. Money remains inert or unutilized because those capitalists think that if the money is allowed to roll freely then their profits will decrease, even though it will bring relief to the common people. The very psychology of capitalists is to make profit from the rolling of money. When they discover that the investment of money does not bring profit up to their expectations, then they stop rolling money. This keeps money immobile or inert; consequently, there is no investment, no production, no income and hence no purchasing power. The situation becomes so dangerous that there are few buyers to buy commodities." (PNS-13)
****************************************** Sadhana?
"Baba says, "Whatever a man is to do in his spiritual life he is to do-- why? Because he is in love with the Supreme Entity. Love is the first word, love is the starting point, and love is the last point." (AV-12, p. 13) Note: Baba's above guideline is very beneficial for sadhana. However these days some innocent or simple people just do meditation for "mental peace". And ever worse some wts do sadhana for show-- to pose themselves as someone great. Such workers do hardly an ounce of sadhana when they are alone; but when they go to margiis' houses then in Hollywood style they sit in meditation for a long time. All done in order to put themselves on display and create one show that they are highly elevated sadhakas. Certain margiis do a similar thing when they attend retreats. But by looking at the on-going conduct of such margiis one can understand how far they are really doing sadhana or not. It is just like if you are approaching one animal at night. At first you may think that it is a tiger or a lion, but when that animal makes its weird 'Huan, Huan' sound, then you know that it is just a jackal. Same is the case when being around those types of few margiis and wts who put on a show of sadhana. By their conduct and dealing they just expose themselves etc.

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