I am curious to know who here does not tithe but still manage to make a lot of money.
As for those who believe in tithing, do you tithe to a Church or to some other place?
What about giving? What places to you believe in giving to that will do good?
I would like to find out different views from people about this.
Added the following post here on August 12, 2012 (+8GMT):
Instead of "Rich", I would like to say "Create Abundance". I would like to start afresh with some new information and new questions instead.
1. Many spiritual sources say it is good to practice Tithing because it creates positive Karma, and even clears Karmic debt.
2. Some say putting money to support our own life's work (e.g. business) will increase our abundance.
3. Some say spending money itself is already a form of giving.
"Now, let’s talk about that subject of “tithing” for just a moment. A lot of people ask about tithing, because they have been told that there is benefit in it. And they’re usually told that by those who will receive the benefit from their tithing. In other words, “tithing is a good thing, give your money to me and your life will be better,” is the general picture of tithing. The reason that tithing is beneficial is because, if you feel abundant enough that you have excess that you don’t have to have — the excess is a vibration of Well-being. In other words, “I’ve not only got enough money for what I need, I have extra money,” and so, it’s that vibration of Well-being that allows more dollars to flow. So we encourage that you “tithe” your clothing account, that you “tithe” your vacation account, that you “tithe” your eating-at-a-special-restaurant account. In other words, you don’t have to tithe a church or a guru. Tithe yourself, but get into the attitude of excess. In other words, “not only can I meet my basic requirements, but I have excess that I can do other things with,” because it’s that vibration of abundance, that vibration of excess."
- Abraham Hicks
"To increase the flow of money, you must exercise your ability to spend it. This is no different from increasing physical energy by exercising your body. Pinching your dollar to save money is like staying physically inactive to conserve energy. Some would say this makes sense, that to increase money one must stop spending it freely, and to increase physical energy one must conserve it. However, in the long run this leads to nothing less than atrophy. Some would say it is paradoxical that in order to increase physical energy one must expend it – but that is precisely what’s needed. Exercise increases your capacity to generate and handle a greater amount of physical energy. Likewise, by exercising your ability to spend money without reservation, you increase your capacity for handling greater flows of money and so flow naturally increases. What the Matrix tells us is once again backwards from the truth. You increase money by spending it."
"When you spend to progress, you prosper."
- Cassiopaean Transcripts
So what are you views on Tithing vs Spending vs Putting money in life's work (e.g. business, advertising, promotion)?
Please read my reply at Post #29 for my current beliefs as well. Here is the shortcut link:
Or you can also scroll to #29. Thank you.
Added the following post here on August 16, 2012 (+8GMT):
I am seeing a number of posts made about "expectation" or "non-expectation" of a return from tithing or giving.
As a practioner of Seed Money Expectation of a return, I can tell you that expectation + giving works 100%.
All masters who are truly enlightened about the truth always talk about giving, expectation and the harvest.
For all those who think non-expectation works, read my post #37 to understand why.
Anyway the main focus of this forum topic is about tithing vs giving vs spending. And also about each person's experience with tithing vs not-tithing, and also where/how they choose to give/spend their money, and the results or non-results they get from doing so.
I am not interested in debating whether one should expect or not expect a return from their giving.
This is not what I aim to do here, so please make posts that are related to main focus of the topic.