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Dharmic Capitalism

How does Dharma equate Capital and prosperity?

Conventional capitalism that runs the modern world requires free capital, slave labour and gullible consumers. Within the modern capitalist market place, resources are ripped from the earth, transformed and sold for profit.

The lifespan of many products is sometimes so short, the time from manufacture to waste is measured in days and the environmental, social and economic impact damaging to life.

The consequences of conventional capitalism are seen by many as a driver of our own extinction but along the way causes great pain, hardship and suffering. Conventional capitalism is related to or correlatable with a certain country and entities functioning as  a military industrial complex to dominate our world.

Dharma Capitalism is not a system but a movement of free capital that creates prosperity without causing harm to any life. Anyone can be a Dharmic capitalist and indeed we should all strive towards this as Dharma is about the harmonisation of life and living in joy.

Within modern capitalism, the worker often toils without any sense of real purpose or joy and actually creates negative karma in order to physically sustain oneself, one's family and community. Within Dharmic capitalism, work is a pleasure because he or she knows that they are contributing, not to any sense of GDP, but towards a collective happiness.

Within Dharmic capitalism, the primary capitalists were the Brahmins who traded in knowledge. They never sold this knowledge for any monetary gain, they gave it freely in service to the people and the people saw the benefits of their wisdom, lived a joyous life and supported the Brahman communities.

Unlike the modern corporate CEOs and governmental ministers, the Brahmins didn't have a fat salary or a luxurious lifestyle, they had sufficient for their needs. Anyone who does any work, creates jobs or opportunities for expansion of Dharmic capital or engages in Dharmic industry of course receives wages to sustain life, but they also receive energy from Divine Mother energy providing they do not lie, steal or exploit others.


The Dharma of Capitalism
A Guide to Mindful Decision Making
in the Business of Life
By Nitesh Gor
At a time when the business world is
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Dr Naila Shirazi continues:

Well for me Free Capital 

Free Capital is not what you write. It is a form intellectual wisdom and this capital is invested by entrepreneurs into sustaining life and not hoarded. In reality capital hoarders in many cases just sleep on their assets or reinvest only to gain which is often anti life.

Sri Laksmi represents all the devic sativus energies that create good thoughts and if we have those these seek bright future, good life, peace, love and removal of worries, and sufficient income to live a decent life.

What's wrong there?

Stupid dumb people who do not understand malign Hindu dharma for ignorance but they also seek prosperity and lots of money but mostly by not working and for free.
There are Lakshmi Mantras for success and abundance. Just by a chant does not mean one will become rich but it is a coded message to our subsconcious that propels us to self discipline, work very hard and request incoming energy from all sources.

Dharma supports the accumulation of wealth, for the grhastha [Family], but not for the brahmcharya (celibate) or sanyasi (an ascetic). The brahmcharya means the conduct of a person with wholeness,brahmcharya is for study of the vedic wisdom and learning to be detached from material things, the sanyasi practices, meditates upon the Vedic teachings and renounces all material things, wealth and objects (artha) accumulated during the growth of family and home.

In my view that does not mean a student or ascetic are to live on alms or Bhiksha as was propagated by Buddhist follower. Hindu Vedic Dharma followers always maintained themselves by hard work and creating own sources of legitimate income to sustain their lives.

Material wealth, however, must not be accumulated in excess and must not be accumulated by the incorrect means. Manav Dharma Shastra says: “Except during a time of adversity, a Brahmin ought to sustain himself but following a livelihood that causes little or no harm to creatures.

He should gather wealth just sufficient for his subsistence though irreproachable activities that are specific to him, without fatiguing his body.” (Manav Dharma Shastra 4.2—4.3) (all translations of passages from Manu are from Patrick Olivelle’s The Law Code of Manu, Oxford University Press, 2004)

The restriction concerning sufficiency is, in part, linked to attachment. That is, there should be no clinging or attachment to material objects that is they may not be accumulated or hoarded only for that as that will be passive.

“He must never seek to obtain wealth (artha) with excessive passion, through forbidden activities, when he already has sufficient wealth from just anyone even in time of adversity; nor shall he be passionately attached to any of the sensory objects (artha) out of lust, but using his mind he should stamp out excessive attachment to them.” ( 4.15-4.16)

He should forsake all pursuits (artha) that interfere with his Vedic recitation, eking out a living some way or other, for that recitation constituted the fulfillment of all his obligations.” (4.17)

How much IS enough?
“Let him be a man who stores grain sufficient to fill a granary, a man who stores grain sufficient to fill a jar, a man who has sufficient grain to last three days, or a man who keeps nothing for the next day. Among all these four types of twice-born householders, each should be recognized as superior to the ones preceding it and better at winning the heavenly world, according to the Law.” (4.7-4.8)

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