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Live richly !!??!!

16 May Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Live richly !!??!!

A collection of nice thoughts from the vedic litteratures
(upanishads and sanskrit texts)
and other wisdom sources giving us clues on
where we should put our LOVE

GT

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The following is an excerpt from :
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/timferriss/~3/OZsISH8JKZc/
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“From all your herds, a cup or two of milk,
>From all your granaries, a loaf of bread,
In all your palace, only half a bed:
Can man use more? And do you own the rest?”

– Ancient Sanskrit poem

This notion – the notion that “riches” don’t necessarily make you wealthy – is as old as society itself. The ancient Hindu Upanishads refer disdainfully to “that chain of possessions wherewith men bind themselves, and beneath which they sink”; ancient Hebrew scriptures declare that “whoever loves money never has money enough.” Jesus noted that it’s pointless for a man to “gain the whole world, yet lose his very self”, and the Buddha whimsically pointed out that seeking happiness in one’s material desires is as absurd as “suffering because a banana tree will not bear mangoes.”

Despite several millennia of such warnings, however, there is still an overwhelming social compulsion – an insanity of consensus, if you will – to get rich from life rather than live richly, to “do well” in the world instead of living well. And, in spite of the fact that America is famous for its unhappy rich people, most of us remain convinced that just a little more money will set life right. In this way, the messianic metaphor of modern life becomes the lottery – that outside chance that the right odds will come together to liberate us from financial worries once and for all.

READ THE FULL TEXT AT :
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/timferriss/~3/OZsISH8JKZc/

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