V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor
Did you ever wish you were one of the mega-rich? You know, those narcissistic vampire-squid sociopaths who are eviscerating western economies and cannibalizing our planet. Do you dream of becoming one of the billionaires, that infamous 1% that now owns everything, with their sprawling 40,000 sq. ft. houses hidden behind great walls of gated communities.
These men and women, who now control our world and appear oblivious to their toxic legacy, have in the past been praised and exalted by our degenerate culture. The virtues of greed were once extolled until most found themselves virtually impoverished. So it wouldn’t be unusual to envy the mega-rich or unconsciously desire, however obliquely, to be born into their world.
The ancient Sanskrit text, the Bhagavad Gita makes it evident that the same sort of self-serving greed has threatened humanity for thousands of years. In the Bhagavad Gita, Book XVI, Krishna reveals the fate of these avaricious bloodlines to his friend the warrior Arjuna:
“Puffed up by their egos, arrogant, drunk with wealth and pride, they offer up…[charity]…out of sheer vanity. Embracing egotism, overbearing strength, pride, desire, and anger… Those hateful, cruel, vile, and polluted men I hurl ceaselessly into demonic wombs… birth after birth…”
Not all who are wealthy are bad.
There are those who have learned to use the freedom and independence money can bring to further their own spiritual evolution and hopefully, the well being of others. They have developed humility and compassion. There are others however who have come to believe that ‘greed is good’ — and assert that their [delusional] superiority entitles them to use and abuse not only human beings, but also the Earth and her resources.
Krishna tells Arjuna that because these people resonate with the negative polarity, they have no understanding of their relationship to the universe. Their lives are not built on Eternal Truth – on DHARMA. They are lost, living in a demonic hologram with little enlightenment and as is all too evident from the poisoning of the planet, “their dreadful actions are capable of destroying this world.” [Bhagavad Gita XVI.9]
Thieves will become kings, and kings will be the thieves.
Compulsively moving from one insatiable desire to the next, these sad beings are intoxicated by their ephemeral delusions of power. Think tanks daily produce new false doctrines to support misdeeds of greed and avarice. Notions such as the bottom-line, the trickle-down theory, and ‘the end justifies the means’ are spun into fresh webs of confusion to justify any action and bewilder the herd.
One of the predicted symptoms of the Kali Yuga from the Sanskrit Linga Purana is that – ‘People will prefer to choose false ideas.’ Lies are truth and truth is a lie – and so the dismal science of economics becomes a highly sophisticated lightning fast shell game as the slippery masters of greed slide down, spiraling out into ever more financial obfuscations, fractional banking, derivatives, credit default swaps, and banks that are ‘alleged’ to know they are selling worthless mortgage securities.
As one billionaire recently said on CNBC: “This is the biggest redistribution of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the rich ever. Who owns assets—the rich, the billionaires. …as a money manager and a wealthy person that deals in markets, this is great for me. But I don’t think this is great for America.”
100s of nooses of expectation…
Don’t imagine that the mega-rich elites, who are puffed up with their self-importance, are happy and at peace with themselves. Addicted to power with the hounds of hell ever at their backs, they are always aware that another warrior will one day come along and conquer their kingdom. So they worry. To remain in the lead they become workaholics.
There is no escape, never enough money, and no relief for their fears. Indulging in consumption for relief, for reward, they buy yet another villa, another yacht, or these days even private submarines. Will one more acquisition do it for them? How many deals, takeovers, and whores will it take to make them relax, to forget, to satiate their desires for a New-York-minute? And all the while, the shadow of Death is silently coldly breathing down their necks.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says that in their desire and anger, they are – “Strangled with hundreds of nooses of expectation…” [XVI.12].
Every day they count their victories – as the saying goes, ‘Money is the scorecard’. Every act is justified by their delusional sense of power, importance and dominance over others. As masters of this world, they think they deserve what others do not. When they give, it is most often to bolster their own self-esteem, to give more than their rivals. This is not charity – as Krishna says, this is vanity.
Magnetism is the Law in the Invisible Realms: Like is drawn to like.
Krishna tells Arjuna that he “hurls [them] ceaselessly into demonic wombs.” Meaning they are drawn to similar bloodlines to be born into. Thus they are brought up with the same values, a reverence for power and control, and a lack of love that leaves them empty, craving.
Following the path of self-delusion, these unfortunates may, according to Krishna, eventually “lose their wits” and fall into the temporal illusory holographic matrices of various Demonic Worlds, such as the Rasatala and Patala Lokas — but not for all eternity. Remember these astral realms are also temporal.
The Creator is Love and never so cruel as to doom any being forever. These arrogant deluded ones are after all, playing their part. They are holding the temporal illusory hologram together until the time of Dissolution. But in the Twilight of the Kali Yuga, there is most assuredly no need to envy those who are strangled with the hundreds of nooses of expectation.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder defined:
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
* has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
* is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
* believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
* requires excessive admiration
* has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
* is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
* lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
* is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
* shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
About the Author
V. Susan Ferguson is the author of Inanna Returns, Inanna Hyper-Luminal; her own commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and the Shiva Sutras; and Colony Earth & the Rig Veda. Her website is Metaphysical Musing.
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