What is it that money cannot buy?
Question from the Internet:
“What is there in this world that no matter what, money can never compete with excluding life?”
For example true love, true happiness, true fulfillment. Of course, we do not know either, we never sensed them, so we think we can buy love, happiness, and fulfillment with money.
But true love, true fulfillment, and true happiness — when we start sensing true life through others— cannot be bought with money. We need a different payment for them, we need to give up something much more precious than physical wealth.
For true love — a completely selfless, unconditional service, fulfillment of the desires of others according to their viewpoint without any subjective, egocentric bias from our part — we need to give up on our inherently egoistic, individualistic, subjective, and exploitative self, which we value much more than money or even our physical existence.
But through this true love, we gain much more than anything possible in reality, the ability to sense the happiness of others when fulfilling their desires exactly how they need. By this, we become similar to Nature’s single, unconditionally serving, life-creating, and life-nurturing force, sensing the general “happiness/homeostasis, harmony of the whole Natural system.
This is the greatest possible fulfillment, joy in reality which we will be able to verify when we reach it when we paid sufficiently by annulling ourselves towards others and the whole system.