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"Many people believe that they can solve all their problems by just having money. They fail to realize that money itself has its attendant problems. Money cannot solve all problems. Wealth is not something for you to accumulate for craving's sake. It is intended for your welfare, as well as the welfare of others.
Try to make the world around you a better place to live in. Use your wealth wisely to reduce the sufferings of the poor, the sick and the aged. Your property will remain when you die. Your friends and relatives will follow you up to your grave, but only the good or bad actions that you have done during your lifetime (karma) will follow you beyond the grave.
For our personal happiness, we should acquire wealth righteously. Blessed are they who earn their living without harming others. Our happiness cannot be long-lived and meaningful if our wealth leaves sorrow and suffering in its wake. The wealth that is floured arouses envy, but the wealth that is well managed earns respect. Your wealth can edify your house but not you. Only your own virtues can edify you. Your dress can adorn your body but not you. Only your good conduct can do so."
"A human's mind influences his body profoundly. The mind has just as much potential to be a medication as it has to be a poison. When the mind is vicious, it can kill a being but when it is steady and diligent, it can benefit others.
A man, who does not know how to adjust his mind according to circumstances is almost like a dead man. It is only when the mind is controlled and properly directed that it becomes useful to its owner and society.
All the havoc wrought in this world is the creation of men who have not learned the way of mind-control, balance, and poise. Sadly, there is no way that we can change everyone in this world to our way of thinking. It is not even desirable. If everyone agrees with you, the world will soon run out of ideas. Still, We need to control our Mind.
Calmness is never a weakness. A man with a calm attitude at all times demonstrates himself as a man of culture especially when things go wrong. It is this difficult quality that is worth achieving because by exercising such calm and control, a man builds the strength of character."
Written by Belinda Poh.
You can read another article from Belinda by clicking below:
Video 1: Money, Money, Money from Abba
Video 2: The Windmills of Your Mind from Barbra Striesand.
Images: A Personal Collection from Belinda Poh.