Wealth in the Worldly Life

( The Buddha // Rāsiya, Salāyatanavagga, Gāmanisamyutta )

One may be praised on four grounds who enjoys the worldly life :
1) One seeks wealth lawfully, without violence, with right livelihood. 2) Having done so, one makes oneself happy and pleased. 3) One shares with others, doing meritous deeds. 4) One uses one’s wealth without being tied to it, un-infatuated with it, not blindly absorbed in it, seeing the danger in it, and understanding the escape.

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