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.