Scriptures on not commercialising the Buddha Dhamma

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Scriptures on not commercialising the Buddha Dhamma

Postby plwk » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:14 am

I am interested about collecting scriptural citations on advising the laity and monastics against commercialising, making monetary profits for self or corporations and related such from the Buddha Dhamma. If anyone knows any appropriate one(s), please contribute. :thanks:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Scriptures on not commercialising the Buddha Dhamma

Postby Sekha » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:07 pm

AN 5.254: Macchariya Sutta — Stinginess (1)

"Monks, there are these five forms of stinginess. Which five? Stinginess as to one's monastery [lodgings], stinginess as to one's family [of supporters], stinginess as to one's gains, stinginess as to one's status, and stinginess as to the Dhamma. These are the five forms of stinginess. And the meanest of these five is this: stinginess as to the Dhamma."
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