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.

Photo of  Gurudeva
It is by means of worship of and meditation on God that our self-created sufferings are softened and assuaged. God is the God of all--of the believers within all religions, and of the nonbelievers, too.
—Gurudeva