Gaur Gopal Das, a life coach and motivational speaker, also a former engineer, talks about the meaning of life and sheds light on things without which our lives are incomplete.
“Hope, love, respect, dignity, character, integrity and acceptance – wealth is a very broad term. Money is not wealth. Money is part of wealth,” he says.
Remembering the time when she had to take care of one of her friends, she says the experience changed her thought process. “I was lying in a monastery, in a ashram, on the wooden floor, exhausted, tired from last night’s anxiety and suddenly a fellow monk approached me and woke me up saying ‘He’s going, he’s going’. I got up and composed myself, I hurried to go to the room where my dear friend, Stoka Krishna Das, left his body, ”he recalls.
“If you want to know how rich you are, drop a tear and see how many hands reach out to wipe away that tear. That’s how rich you really are, that’s wealth, ”says the life coach.
“People love to eat ice cream, the analogy behind ice cream is enjoying life before it melts. And then there is a candle where the ideology is to give light to others before it melts. The world is full of ice cream, what we need are candles, “says Das.