Sunday, May 3, 2020

This teaching brightens poor and warns rich.

Jetsun Milarepa says:

“In the beginning wealth makes you happy and envied;
But however much you have, it never seems enough.
In the middle miserliness tightens its knots around you: You can't bear to spend it on offerings or charity.
Your wealth attracts enemies and negative forces,
And everything you've gathered gets used up by others.
In the end, wealth's a demon that puts your life in danger. How frustrating to just look after wealth for your enemies!
I've cast off this millstone which drags us down into samsara.
I want no more of this devils' lure”.

So please draw some inspiration from the above.

Cultivate Generous Thought and practice giving gifts to the Sanghas.

The Buddha once explained that it is a meritorious act even to throw away the water after washing one's plate with the generous thought:...