Chi wrote: DAWN wrote:
By practicing austerity i have too much income that is not used, and wich i dont need, so until one year, i keep more than half of my income in bank account, i do this for my mother and brother, because i will ordain, so when i will go forth, they will percive some money.
If you are sure to ordain, i think it's the best way to do, because doing this way, you will practice some usefull austerity, and by practicing austerity you will be able to help your mother financialy.
Doing this way,
You will develop your practice,
You will help your mother better,
You will ordain in best conditions.
If by austerity, you mean frugality, then you and I share similar thoughts.
All I own materially can fit into a backpack.
By austerity i mean simple life.
Without such things as party, casino, girls etc... This money can be spend in better way by our parents or such organisations like RedCross, GreenPeace, WWF etc
Actualy is usefull to ask yourself, this money which i spend now, if i spend it to survive or for fun? If the enswer is for fun, there is another question that arise, is childrens in Africa/ parents/ ... will spend this money to survive or for fun?
About 10% of my income i give to WWF, RedCross, GreenPeace, Unesco
ABout 50% keep for my family
And with about 5% i buy some food for neighbour birds and cats
But actualy i have some regrets, because i think that it's not enought
Actualy i dont need all this money at all... just one meal a day...i'am happy
I have no consil to make, but if you have money, use it skillfully... there is some beings which needs it more than a casino