What karma makes one rich like world’s richest person?

What karma makes one rich like world’s richest person?

A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:

“Hare Krishna. Sir according to Bhagvat Gita what kind of karma should I do so that we can be highly successful and rich both in mind and heart in our next life? I mean there are very big business tycoons like Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai. So according to Bhagvat Gita what was their past live karmas, so for that reason they got immense success and fame in this life?”


A simple karma concept can explain what karma makes one rich.

What we give comes back to us either in the same birth or in the next birth.

Some actions can be given the reactions in the same birth;

Some other actions can be given the reactions only in the next birth.

To become rich like Elon Musk, you should have helped liberally to others in your previous birth.

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Had you spent your hard earned earnings for the welfare of others, you would have got the blessings of those who received your support in the previous birth.

The continuous addition of those blessings into your karma account would have reduced your negative karma.

So, you can get more earnings for normal efforts.

Those who had been a miser without helping others in their previous births, will be given less wealth status in spite of hard work.

In a company, two persons may do similar work. One will get promoted faster than the other person.


The person who had been liberal in helping others in his previous birth will grow faster than the person who had been a miser in the previous births.

There are persons who help others even by borrowing from others.

The present day billionairs would have been like them in their previous births.

Sacrifice gives rewards later.

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Even in the devotional life, if we sacrifice our comforts, food, ego, etc for the Lord, it is rewarded with the mercy by the Lord.

The fasts for ekadasi, festivals, etc are meant for sacrificing.

When we sacrifice our food for a day, it is called Tapas, ie, Penance.

Penance is nothing but Sacrificing our enjoyments and also focusing on God.

If we sacrifice our needs and belongings for the Lord, it will liberate us from the material bondage and give an eternal life with the Lord.

But, if we sacrifice our earnings for the welfare of other people in need, it makes us rich in our next birth and it will also give more attachments and addition of new karma.

So, if you live for others, you become rich.

If you live for the Lord, you get the Lord Himself who is the richest of all and source of all.

Hope you are clear now about What karma makes one rich like world’s richest person.

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Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.