Awakening Money by Giving More: More ideas from Amalavajra, Triratna’s European fundraiser, for reviewing your relationship with money.
“The second Buddhist precept is ‘With open-handed generosity I purify my body.’
--Recognise the abundance you enjoy by writing down at the end of each day five things you have been given. (Even a bus ride counts!)
--‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ (Howard Thurman)
Take seriously that dreamwork (for example) that you’ve always wished you could afford to do. If you lived more simply then perhaps you could… If not now, when?
--Go against any non-giving policy you have, at least once, e.g. “I never give to homeless people.”
--Tithe this month. Other faiths such as Judaism and Christianity recommend giving away 10% of your income. So for June how about doing the same? Consider giving at least some of your 10% to Dharma projects, including your local Buddhist Centre, helping many more people to transform their minds and, thus, the world.
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