How do We See Stone and Gold Equally ? Subita Mataji (Gita Daily)

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Published on Aug 11, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06, Text 08

The Bhagavad-gita (06.08) shares a puzzling recommendation: see stone and gold equally.

How is this possible?

To understand, let’s analyze the statement at three progressive levels:

1. Detached material level:

Gita wisdom indicates that the value of material objects is relative. For example, cricket is deemed valuable by Indians, but not Americans; baseball is deemed valuable by Americans, but not Indians. Fashions are another example. If a dress is dubbed fashionable, its value skyrockets. If it is dubbed unfashionable, its value nosedives.

This relativity of value extends to everything material — even paper currency, which many people consider objectively valuable. If economic upheavals cause currency devaluation, the notes remain, but their noteworthiness diminishes or even vanishes.

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