'Lakshmi is considered a restless goddess (chanchal), which means wealth brings value only when it is circulated, not locked up. Those who grab and lock her up, get profit (labh) without happiness, not prosperity with happiness (shubh-labh).'
ABOUT THE BOOK
Lakshmi is worshipped as the goddess of wealth. Her arrival is considered auspicious, while her departure is bad and inauspicious. In temples, gods are bedecked with jewels; during festivals, our houses are decorated with flowers, lamps and Lakshmi’s footprints. Clearly, she is a much-desired goddess. Yet, some friends and relatives, even gurus, tell us not to be money-minded, or that it is wrong to equate Lakshmi with money because Lakshmi is spiritual and money is material. Why this mockery of money? Why are we driving Lakshmi out of India instead of inviting her lovingly into our lives? How to Become Rich is a simple retelling of the stories of Lakshmi found in the Vedas and Puranas. Devdutt Pattanaik deftly explains what Hinduism says about economics at a personal level as well as at the social level.
Key Selling points
- The book serves a simple and concise guide to understand how to spend and save money wisely.
- The retelling of mythology draws upon how to enjoy the phala (fruit) in the present and invest the bija (seed) for the future.
- The book also explains the basic concepts of economics like exchange, in the easiest possible manner.
- The stories from mythology help readers with the money-related matters of everyday life.
About the Author
Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written over 700 articles in newspapers, and thirty books, which include bestsellers such as My Gita and Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management. His shows on television include Business Sutra and Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik. He lives in Mumbai. For more information on Devdutt and his books, visit devdutt.com.