I just got back from a wonderful spiritual retreat
and learned a lot.
I actually got to spend some time with many
Buddhist monks and nuns and listen to a lot
of their lessons.
At 24 years old I am very fortunate to be able to
do things such as this, and I owe it all to online
I just wanted to share some thoughts with you all...
A great thing that we kept coming back to was
Do you have merit?
They explained merit as your universal bank account.
When you do something virtuous, you receive merit
points or 'money'. This as we know is directly related to karma.
I am sure most mind warriors know about karma and I
am sure some follow it but I am positive that some
Selling people some BS that you know does not work
takes away from your merit points, similar to deducting
from your universal bank account - sort of like a fine.
On the other hand, offering people good advice to
genuinely help them adds 'money' to your universal
Which area do most warriors fall into?
Also another point they mentioned is that when somebody
else does something good and we are sincerely happy for
them, we get merit for that also.
When you see somebody doing good, don't try to rain on
their WSO or try to sabotage their success, sincerely
congratulate them and turn their success and happiness
into your own!
So with these points in mind, I believe it will be easier
to go about our daily lives and build our inner wealth while
doing business online and sharing thoughts in communities
The key points are to be genuine and sincere.
I just thought that this would help many mind warriors out
in trying to relieve our minds from suffering and imperfections.
Jealousy, anger, hate, greed, selfishness and all other types of
emotions and feelings are just a manifestation of our minds
So those who genuinely don't feel those emotions have
freed themselves from the mental prison that we all live
in - and are truly the wealthiest people on this forum.
Just remember, you can't take any of it with you - EXCEPT
your inner wealth! (So I believe anyways)
I am not there yet but am aware of these imperfections
and sufferings and try to build my 'universal bank account'
daily and wanted to share this very simple idea with you.
So next time something great happens to you, just
know that you accrued some 'money' in your universal bank
account and just paid the universe for that!
On the other hand, when something does not go your way,
go back and think about how you might have deducted some
points from the account and try to gain them back daily!
Let this be a lesson to us all (and myself) - come together
and let's build our inner wealth and the external wealth that
we all yearn for will be following right behind!! It is a law!!