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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:49 AM

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

The 2 Oxen .. Dhamma on Air #54 Audio: https://soundcloud.c...on-air-54-audio

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:06 AM

Dhamma on Air #59: The Baited Hook

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

Friends:

Is Money Happiness or Suffering?

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Ultimately:
All that ever arises is only Dukkha... (Including all wealth!)
All that ever ceases is also only Dukkha... (So only pain is really lost!)

Pragmatically, conventionally and relatively seems money to have become a
both practical and necessary evil in most but not all societies. Remember in
the beginning of this universal eon we were all a shining society of radiant
devas feeding on Joy moving through space freely. Now we have decayed
to mere ever more wanting humans ...

The Dry Facts are:
When there is money, there is inevitably recurring bills, depts, loans...
When there is recurring bills, depts, loans, inevitably there is also worry!
When there is recurring or permanent worry, there is also frustration.
When there is frequent frustration, that is indeed mental Suffering...
Suffering is not Happiness...

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A wise one said:
Those things we give emphasis to in our lives can also become our prison!
My first inclination -if I have money- is not to lose it! Therefore it makes
me become increasingly fearful of others, or put security systems around
my home. So money may not achieve any good life, because it is simply not
true, that money can make humans ever happy!

Interestingly, it seems IMHO that Mr. Mara, Mr. Namuci, The End-maker,
The Tempter, The Evil One, have mind manipulated some otherwise good,
intelligent and faithful people to think, and even repeatedly postulate:

Money is only happiness!
Money is sole satisfaction!
Money is just ecstasy!
No bad side-effects are there ever with money!

As the Buddha once told Mara the Evil One:
If there was a mountain made all of gold,
even two of those would not be enough...
to satisfy even a single person!
Know this and live accordingly...
Samyutta Nikaya 1.156

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Is Money Happiness?
http://What-Buddha-S...y_Happiness.htm

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Posted Yesterday, 11:24 PM

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