Even when he was still unenlightened and practising a Dhamma that does not lead to the end of suffering, the Bodhisatta was that scrupulous. It was a colloquial way of offering the option of peace and … friendship in a time marked by the free love movement of the sexual revolution in lieu of the armed conflict of the time. Donation in person is superior, so donors should try to give almsfood personally. He of course noticed all was not fine and offered to help me carry my things and not was not an option. It is not a meritorious deed at all, but demeritorious. The children care for the. The monk in the story also knew, but he could not control his greed.
It is a large industry and it is fundamentally driven by expansion and monetary gain. But soon e … nough, through dialogue, the characters begin to torment one another, and it dawns on them that people can make each other suffer enough just by the way they behave that there's no need for any other hell. I wonder if this kind of love is really possible. All they are interested in is money. If you consider how a scrupulous monk feels when invited to break his precepts, the truth of the matter will become clear. For lay people, money is necessary.
But why not grasp that little spec of love we have floating around and turn it into something bigger? Some people donate cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or betel to monks. Somewhere out there may be a songwriter who just writes songs because he enjoys it, not because of money matters. In fact, a monk is not permitted to beg from others. Maybe love is not so important. The virtuous and learned monks ruled that this was not allowable, as it contravenes the rule regarding storing food.
To acquire knowledge of the Dhamma and right understanding is therefore vital. All that I know now is if money was removed as a means of exchange, we would be in a state of panic and war within a month. They must then appoint a trustworthy monk to throw it away. Before, during, and after giving charity, one can reflect on it as a blameless action, giving happiness to everyone both now and in the future. The gist of the song is that money is the whole reason that the world keeps turning. I mean, it does make sense but are they really necessary? He is only permitted to store an extra robe or bowl for ten days.
I cannot recall listening to any music that led to anything other than attachment, though some song lyrics might have provoked some philosophical thought. Coming back home to Boca made me feel even worse. Business The world of business is based traditionally on making as much money as possible. Since then not much has caused it to slow down since space is mostly a vacuum, so there isn't much friction to slow the planet down. I am not sure I agree with this! If they encourage monks to indulge in sensual pleasures to justify their own attachment, they will make a lot of demerit. Donation with accessories is superior.
The story illustrating the laying down of the rule shows how the first monk to accept money was overwhelmed by greed. If one undertakes an intensive course in vipassanā oneself and gains insight knowledge, one will come to know the real Dhamma. So giving alms to a monk should be done respectfully. He can keep honey or other medicine for seven days, and food only from dawn until noon on the same day. A rock, like a human, is held up against gravity by intermolecular forces. It is only because many shameless monks condone this corrupt practice to follow their desires. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and treat people as kindly as possible, even if they've wronged me in the past.
It goes round to the poor though they have little amount to earn , to the rich, to the sick, the healthy, to the white, to the black, red indian etc. The Buddha taught that craving is the cause of suffering. The top 10-12 inches 25. By his noble practice of living on alms the monk confers many blessings on the donor. . I also see this quote in a different light.
The next day they had no salt for their meal again, so the Videha monk offered some salt to the Gandhāra monk. Spiritual development is the distinguishing factor. For a lot of people these things are rather unimportant. From non-remorse the mind becomes joyful; the joyful mind is easily concentrated; and the concentrated mind can see things as they really are, leading to insight and the eventual realisation of nibbāna. They must earn money to fulfil their needs and responsibilities. You can have your Dictators, crooked governments, Corporations of all varieties some that aren't for the good of the people but, if we stand together and show love and compassion anything is possible! Just how important is love, in your opinion? If one donates food, it alleviates suffering for only one day.
How often does greed arise? Even if he has many things, if he has little attachment to them it is good. Barr Have you ever loved somebody who didn't love you in return? If we win the lottery, mayhem will break loose for sure. Otherwise they're just big rocks and can have any shape. Some give little merit, while others give a great deal. Love Makes The World Go Round Love means a lot to everybody because it gives life a new meaning.