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The 8th Obstacle

Why do you do what you do? To provide for your family, to follow your passions? What starts out clear can become muddy when the accolades and money flow. We can get sidetracked. A businessman attempting to create stability for his family, gets caught up in riches and neglects his family. The 8th obstacle is Alabdhabhumikata, or missing the point. When we confuse the dangling carrot for our goal we create patterns of greed and competition. When one becomes ensnared by this obstacle, it is like mistaking the brick and mortar of the temple for god himself. Stay steadfast in the pursuit of what you love. Otherwise you might find that while your bank account is full of green, and your heart is full of greed.

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