four things conducive to happiness

The Buddha once told the layman Dighajanu that there are four things conducive to happiness in this world:

1. To be skilled, efficient, energetic, earnest and learned in whatever profession one has.

2. To conscienttiously protect one's income and family's means of support.

3. To have virtuous, trustworthy and faithful friends and spiritual aspirations.

4. to be content and to live within one's means.

From P.233, Awakening the Buddah Within, Lama Surya Das


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