Friends:

Which Intentional Actions (Kamma) influence future Wealth?

A student once asked the Buddha:
Master Gotama, what is the cause and condition why some human beings
here are born into great Wealth, while other human beings are quite Poor?



The Blessed Buddha then explained:
Here, student, some man or woman does not give any food, drink, clothes,
transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing or lamps to any
recluses or priests! Because of intending and performing such action, at the
breakup of the body, right after death, such one is reborn in a bad state of
deprived difficulty, in a wretched destination, in the painful purgatory, or
even in the hells... But if such one at the breakup of the body, after death,
is not reborn in an state of deprivation, a painful destination, the purgatory,
or in the hells, but instead comes back to the human state, then wherever
such miser is reborn as poor, unfortunate, poverty-stricken, and needy #!
This is the way, student, that leads to poverty, namely, not giving any food,
drink, clothes, transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing or
lamps to neither recluses nor priests!
But here, student, some man or woman does indeed give food, drink, clothes,
transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing and lamps to both
recluses and priests! Because of intending and performing such good action,
at breakup of the body, after death, such one reappears in a pleasurable &
happy destination, even in a divine dimension! But if at the breakup of the
body, right after death, such one is not reborn in a happy destination, or in
a divine world, but instead comes back to a human state, then wherever such
generous one reappears, such one is quite wealthy and rich %! This is the way,
student, that leads to being rich and wealthy, namely, giving of food, drink,
clothing, transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing and lamps
to recluses and priests...!


 

Notes:
#: Such one escapes hell, because the evil kamma is modified by past good!
%: Such one misses heaven, because the good kamma is modified by past evil!

Source:
The Moderate speeches of the Buddha: The short speech on Action. MN 135
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25072X Full Text:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sutta/majjhima/mn135a.html



For details on the mechanics of Kamma = Intentional Action see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_is_intention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Buddha_on_Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Good_Action_dilutes_Evil_Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_short_&_long_life.htm

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Health_&_Sickness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Low_or_High_Birth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Wealth_or_Poverty.htm

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Beauty_&_Ugliness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Effect_of_kammic_Action_is_Delayed.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Power_or_Disrespect.htm

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Evil_Kamma_enhances_other_Evil_Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Good_Action_enhances_other_Good_Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Stupidity_or_Intelligence.htm

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