MONEY AND ITS POSSESSORS
The seekers or keepers of wealth are more often possessed rather than its possessors; few escape entirely a certain distorting influence stamped on it by its long seizure and perversion by the Asura. For this reason most spiritual disciplines insist on a complete self-control, detachment and renunciation of all bondage to wealth and of all personal and egoistic desire for its possession. Some even put a ban on money and riches and proclaim poverty and bareness of life as the only spiritual condition. But this is an error; it leaves the power in the hands of the hostile forces. To conquer it for the Divine to whom it belongs and use it divinely for the divine life is the supramental way for the Sadhaka. ...
The ideal Sadhaka in this kind is one who if required to live poorly can so live
and no sense of want will effect him or interfere with the full inner play of the divine consciousness, and if
he is required to live richly, can so live and never for a moment fall into desire or attachment to his wealth
or to the things that he uses or servitude to self-indulgence or a weak bondage to the habits that the possession
of riches creates. The divine Will is all for him and the divine Ananda.
In the supramental creation the money-force has to be restored to the Divine Power and used for a true and beautiful and harmonious equipment and ordering of a new and divinised vital and physical existence in whatever way the Divine Mother herself decides in her creative vision. But first it must be conquered back for her and those will be strongest for the conquest who are in this part of their nature strong and large and free from ego and surrendered without any claim or withholding or hesitation, pure and powerful channels for the Supreme Puissance.
All that thou hast, shall be for others' bliss,
All that thou art, shall to my hands belong,
I will pour delight from thee as from a jar,
I will whirl thee as my chariot through the ways,
I will use thee as my sword and as my lyre,
I will play on thee my minstrelsies of thought.