Saint Arunagirinatha, in his Kandar Alankaram, calls out tothose who set great store by material possessions, said R.
Narayanan in a discourse. Of what use are these possessions,he asks.
Fate determines what we enjoy in life and fate is not goingto allow us to enjoy our wealth forever. And is there any
guarantee that such wealth will never pass out of our hands? We may bury it to keep it safe from thieves. But will this wealth follow us when we depart from this world? Can we have access to it once we die? Why then do people hanker after wealth, the saint asks.
If one has wealth, one should share it, says Thiruvalluvar.There are those who are so much in love with their millions
that they cannot bring themselves to spend it. Nor can they
contemplate giving it to others. Such people are to be
considered poor, says the Thirukkural.
The wealth of a man who does not share it with others islike a tree that grows in the heart of the village but bears
poisonous fruits. If a man spends his life accumulating
wealth, with disregard to the more important aspects of life
like love for fellow human beings, it is certain that his wealth is going to be enjoyed by others, says the Thirukkural.
The man who hoards wealth without either putting it togood use or giving to those in need will have a miserable life in his next birth. Arunagirinatha, by talking of the need to remain unattached to wealth, is reminding us that the only imperishable wealth is bhakti towards Lord Subrahmanya.
Worshipping the One whose flag bears the emblem of arooster is the only means to be liberated from worldly life.