Gaia is the word for "unity-of-life-processes". The experiment here is to unify the various threads of voice and sense of self together into an undivided unity. Spirituality, economics, politics, science and ordinary life interleaved.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

"The Richest Man in Babylon"

The book's core principles can be summarized into its 7 Cures for a Lean Purse:

1. Start thy purse to fattening - Save 10 % of your income.

2. Control thy expenditures - Budget effectively so that you may have the coins to pay for expenses and worthwhile desires without spending more than 90% of your earnings.

3. Make thy gold multiply - invest your savings to build a stream of income.

4. Guard thy treasure from loss - Protect yourself from unwise investments and invest only where your money will be safe.

5. Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment - It is recommended that every person own their own home.

6. Insure a future income - Provide in advance for your needs in old age and the protection of your family.

7. Increase thy ability to earn - Through study, become wiser and more skillful so that you will always be in the forefront of progress.

I recently read a few aphorisms which I found striking about business:

The highest expression of the dharma is through business.
Life is about being happy, wearing good clothes, and being financially successful.

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