A few short years ago, I made the accidental acquaintance of an Indian businessman. He had read The Old Money Book and was eager to share his insights into what it means to enjoy true wealth: not just in monetary terms (he is certainly qualified to comment on that), but also in terms of living fully and joyfully. (After spending some time with him and his family, he is also a great example of that, too.)
Our conversations via phone, email, and in person over a period of months ended up in The Hindu Way To Wealth. If you haven’t read it, I’d encourage you to do so.
Why? Because Mahesh (not his real name) often offers advice that is diametrically opposed to mine. I think that’s important. It’s never been ‘my way or the highway’ here on this blog, or in The Old Money Book.
It’s always ‘here are my thoughts, here are the fundamentals of this culture we call Old Money–they may work for you.’
The one thing that sticks with me about meeting Mahesh was his advice to not see God as some entity in the heavens, or in a temple, or anywhere outside of us. He encouraged me to see myself as a ‘little piece of God on earth’ and to let that little piece of God that resides inside each of us…out, on a daily basis.
As things stand now, I plan to be in Delhi and Jaipur in January of 2019. While I’m there, Mahesh and I are going to meet for dinner. I expect we’ll talk late into the night, as is his inclination, and I’ll be laughing a lot and learning a lot.
I’m really, really looking forward to it.