846. Do you spend?

Do you spend more than you earn?
“Yes.”
Why do you do that?
Who taught you to do that?
“My ignorance-friend.”

Do you spend less than you earn?
“Yes.”
Why do you do that?
Who taught you to do that?
“My wisdom-friend.”

Do you spend all that you earn?
“Yes.”
Why do you do that?
Who taught you to do that?
“My God-friend.
He said to me:
‘You fool.
Why do you have to think of the future?
Let the future take care of itself.
What I want from you
Is to take care of today,
Only today.’”

Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 17.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 48th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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