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Five Drawbacks of Riches, and Five Benefits

“Mendicants, there are these five drawbacks of riches. What five? Fire, water, kings, thieves, and unloved heirs all take a share. These are the five drawbacks of riches.

There are these five benefits of riches. What five? Riches enable you to make yourself happy and pleased, to make your mother and father; your children, partners, bondservants, workers, and staff, and your friends and colleagues happy and pleased, and to keep them all happy. And they enable you to establish an uplifting religious donation for ascetics and brahmins that’s conducive to heaven, ripens in happiness, and leads to heaven. These are the five benefits of riches.”

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Thonglouane Keorajavongsay
Thonglouane Keorajavongsay
Aug 15, 2023

🌷🙏🙏🙏🌷 for the best sutta of Buddha’s teachings kanoi

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