Lakshmi Vishnu And The Start-Up

wealthymatters,com In Hindu mythology, Lakshmi (wealth) chases Vishnu. Vishnu has two sides: Kama and Yama. Kama is the irresponsible dreamer of love and life. Yama is the cautious accountant who watches over debt and death.

Kama is the CEO who dreams big and attracts followers. Yama is the CFO who has to keep an eye on the balance sheet.

Kama has garuda-drishti: the bird’s eye view and focuses on the woods not the trees. Yama has sarpa-drishti: the serpent’s eye view and counts the trees and ignores the forest.

The two are eternally churning the ocean of milk, each one knowing when to pull and when to let go.

In your start up, when you focus on your vision ,incur sunk costs,concentrate on acquiring customers and growing the top line you behave as Kama.On the other hand when you focus on limiting risks,cutting costs,managing or reducing debt,maintaining margins and profitability you are behaving like Yama. As long as you manage to strike a balance between both types of activities you are likely to be Lakshmi-pati (wealthy).If Yama stifles Kama,the business will not get off the ground and if Kama gets out of hand,the business is likely to be run into the ground.

Sri Padmanabha Swamy’s Treasure

Gold soothes me.Money relaxes me.So I often do the accounts when I wish to relax.Being surrounded by wealth makes me feel good .BTW I don’t have to own any of it to feel good.

The past couple of weeks I have been really stressed out.There are so many things that need to be done that it’s hard to sit down and get any one thing finished before I have to switch over to doing something else.

One of the main ways I have been relaxing,is following the news  stories covering the Supreme Court ordered inventory of the treasure of the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

The principal deity of the temple is Sri Padmanabhaswamy ie Vishnu in the “Ananta-sayanam” posture ie in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Ananta.Vishnu is part of the Trinity in Hinduism.He is the Preserver.Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth is his consort.The current temple was built by the erstwhile rulers of Travancore.

Here is a list of what the newspapers have reported as having been discovered in the cellars that have been opened up so far: Read more of this post

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