Daily Reading ~ February 19

Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika

The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom

There are these five disadvantages of wealth. What five? Wealth is in danger of fire, flood, kings, robbers and unloved heirs.

Then, there are these five advantages of wealth. What five? With the help of wealth one can make oneself happy, one’s parents happy, one’s wife, children, servants, and workers happy, and one’s friends and companions happy. And to recluses and Brãhmins one can make offerings with lofty aim, connected with a happy future, resulting in happiness, leading to heaven.