Money Can’t Buy Me Love

Money Can’t Buy Me LoveSometimes, a fresh pair of eyes, a questioning soul, an inquisitive heart, make us look anew at an old thought.

As the Beatles song from the Sixties said, ‘I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love. Sadly, in our capitalist western society, too many are driven and judged by the money they own, but at what cost?

Sensei was speaking of exactly this issue when he said …

Even if you are born into the most affluent of circumstances or enjoy a spectacular marriage that is the envy of others, there is no guarantee that you will be happy.

Happiness does not depend on wealth or personal appearance, nor does it hinge on fame or recognition. If your heart is empty, you cannot build genuine happiness.

There is an expansive life-state of profound, secure happiness that transcends any material or social advantage. It is called faith; it is called the life-state of Buddhahood.

Of course, money may allow a greater degree of choice in the decisions we take in life, but be assured, it cannot guarantee the happiness that the faith in Buddhahood provides.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. contextrelated
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 21:20:54

    So right!!! Here’s a good read that I have as one of my favourite links on my blog http://www.henley.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/management/059.pdf . Its title “Happiness and economics: a Buddhist perspective”. You sound like a bit of a visionary person. Have you ever read the The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by any chance? That’s also a good read and in a satirical manner shows how money makes the world go round for those unfortunate enough to have none. The world isn’t changing much for the better is it? Kind regards…

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