Earn your living honestly.
|Don't steal, don't cheat, don't break the law. Duh! This precept goes far beyond this.
Are you being honest with yourself regarding how you are earning your living? Is it what you feel you were put here to do?
If you are a brain surgeon who yearns to write children's stories, to pass on the treasure of your life's experiences wrapped in tales of courage and beauty, you are not being honest. Responsible, perhaps. Honest, no.
What we are willing to sell out to, for money, is a measure of who we are. So -to make an honest living- it is something every person has to decide for themselves.
Everything that you can hold in your hand will pass away.
So, I ask myself, " What is important?"