Timeless Wisdom. What are your world views?

The plethora of world views.

Some of them revolve around dominating others. Some of them revolve around war. Some revolve around us and them. Some revolve around extremism and torture. Some of them revolve around self annihilation. Some preach deception. Some rationalise doing harm. Some revolve around equality for all. Some revolve around slavery.

How many world views lead to peace, serenity and liberation for all beings? What view leads to “Do no harm”. Continue reading

Keeping wealth in the family

Kula Sutta  (Anguttata Nikaya 4:255)

“In every case where a family cannot hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons. Which four? They don’t look for things that are lost. They don’t repair things that have gotten old. They are immoderate in consuming food and drink. They place a woman or man of no virtue or principles in the position of authority. In every case where a family cannot hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons.

“In every case where a family can hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons. Which four? They look for things that are lost. They repair things that have gotten old. They are moderate in consuming food and drink. They place a virtuous, principled woman or man in the position of authority. In every case where a family can hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons.”