Crystal Sivalingam, Lottery - good money or bad money

Gurudeva talks about the 700 pound crystal Sivalingam that will be enshrined in the San Marga Iraivan Temple. A cyberspace devotee from Texas asks if running a lottery is gambling and is the money produced from that good money or bad money. Gurudeva says that it is gambling and it involves taking money away from one group of people to benefit another causing unhappiness on one side and happiness on the other.

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Namah Sivaya has such power, the mere intonation of these syllables reaps its own reward in salvaging the soul from bondages of the treacherous instinctive mind and the steel bands of a perfected externalized intellect.
—Gurudeva