Winners and Losers

It’s the hope of the draw.  Every week, every month, a spin of the number balls.  A chance to make it big.

Even if it does pan out, winning the lottery will not solve all of life’s problems.

In fact, many people’s lives became notably worse after they got super rich, and they managed to lose it all quite quickly.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lottery-winners-who-lost-everything-2016-1/

However, lottery winners often lose everything within a short time.  Managing one’s money is a life skill that is crucial and can be summed up with  入不敷出 Spending more than what one earns.

In the Sigalovada sutta, the Buddha advised Sigalaka

With wealth acquired this way,
a layman fit for household life,
in portions four divides his wealth:
thus will he friendship win.

One portion for his wants he uses,
two portions on his business spends,
the fourth for times of need he keeps.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.nara.html

If one spends everything one earns, any emergency expenses would eat into one’s savings if any.

If one spends more than one earns, then one’s savings is gradually reduced.

 

Be a winner … … Earn rightly, spend wisely, live stress free!

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Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 15 Jul 2018
Living with Anger… ARRRGGGGH

Anger puts us in a state of less control. A person holding an anger holds on to a hot coil.

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Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 08 Jul 2018
Comms 102: Best Practices – How to quarrel effectively?

Quarrels begin where there is disagreement.

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YouTube Excerpt posted on 5 July 2018
Right View – The Root of Skillfulness

What are the roots of unskillfulness? How do we develop skillfulness and how does it benefit us in life?

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Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 01 Jul 2018
Comms 101: Active Listening

Why is Active Listening, rather than talking, considered a primer topic in communications? What is Active Listening? How does it matter?

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