Now, I’m a one-Goddess kinda guy (and her name is Alexandra) and I’m sensitive to the gender bias in this story, but I love the basic essence of this story so let’s have some fun with it.
Here’s how Deepak puts it:
“And the spiritual master replied, ‘There are two Goddesses that reside in the heart of every human being. Everybody is deeply in love with these supreme beings. But there is a certain secret that you need to know, and I will tell you what it is.
Although you love both Goddesses, you must pay more attention to one of them. She is the Goddess of Knowledge, and her name is Sarasvati. Pursue her, love her, and give her your attention. The other Goddess, whose name is Lakshmi, is the Goddess of Wealth.
When you pay more attention to Sarasvati, Lakshmi will become extremely jealous and pay more attention to you. The more you seek the Goddess of Knowledge, the more the Goddess of Wealth will seek you. She will follow you wherever you go and never leave you. And the wealth you desire will be yours forever.’”
That’s a good one.
Reminds me of some (more) wisdom from my Mondays with Phil. He tells me how important it is that we keep our spiritual to material ratios at at least 51 to 49.
At least 51% spiritual to 49% material (money, etc.). Now, we don’t need to be 99 to 1 about it. But we DO need to keep the ratio skewed toward the spiritual.
In other words, we need to keep our eye on Sarasvati.
Which Goddess is getting most of your attention these days? (aka: How’s your ratio?!?)
How can you give the Goddess of Knowledge just a little more love today?
Let’s have fun letting Lakshmi chase us.