10 Contemplations is
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus and friends:
There is one contemplation, which when often practised
and developed leads to the complete turning away from the world, to detachment,
to stilling, to ceasing, to
Peace, to final
penetrating knowledge, to
and thus to
Any Noble Disciple, who by progress has understood the Dhamma, dwells frequently
in this state. Which is that unique contemplation?
It is reflecting over the qualities of own
prior charity exactly like this:
Any Noble Disciple reviews his own generosity
in this very way:
Truly, blessed am I, highly lucky: "Among all
beings polluted by low, stingy, and mean
niggardliness, I am living with a mind freed from avarice, open-handed, liberal,
in high-minded largesse, inviting all beggars, always rejoicing in giving and sharing
all I possess, and have access to with others..
Anguttara Nikāya 6:10
GIVING IS GETTING!
and the best training in relinquishment.
Only exactly as much one is
able to give now, will one be able to gain in the future!
The proximate cause of
poverty vs. richness
is thus stinginess versus open sharing..
So get that purse up the pocket
before it strangulates you from inside ;-)!
What one has given, that one will get! Open-handed
Generosity Smiles :-)
= The 1st mental perfection: