The Root of Prosperity

Great Middle Way

The root of wealth and prosperity is generosity. We can change our wealth karma by liberally giving voluntarily of what we have. It is a spiritual practice. 

Dāna is a Sanskrit term meaning “charity” or “giving” —the practice of generosity, characterized by unconditional compassion and unattached loving kindness. Generosity leads to rebirth in happy states and material wealth. Dharma teaches that the more we give without seeking something in return, the wealthier we become, because by giving we destroy the acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to suffering. 

Surrendering the fruits of our labor is a fundamental spiritual discipline. It can be undertaken practically by contributing the first portion of our earned and gifted income. Vowing to contribute the first portion faithfully is called adi-bhaga vrata (literally, “first-portion vow”). When we accept adi-bhaga vrata, we promise to contribute regularly each month, for a specified time, or for life…

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About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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