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Tuesday Mar 25, 2008

Generosity and Gratitude

While we live in a culture steeped in greed and conspicuous consumption, it is becoming increasingly clear to larger numbers of people that there is a better world view.

The soul thrives in the bosom of generosity and gratitude, which has nothing to do with how much money you have in the bank. Generosity is liberating, and gratitude is in all humility.

Be grateful for all your teachers—a former girlfriend, a mentor, a man on the street who taught you something with his awareness. Be generous with your talent, and your praise, and good thoughts for the success of others—which the Buddha had taught more than 2,000 years ago.