“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”  The Buddha

 

The accumulation of good karma was one of the primary methods Buddha advocated for reaching enlightenment.

Many seek to find this place where all is at peace and life is bliss. The reality is that enlightenment as Lao Tzu said is “Before enlightenment chopping wood , carrying water. After enlightenment chopping wood, carrying water. Attempting to reach enlightenment of freedom before preparatory work is like climbing Mount Everest with a cart full of rocks behind you. To shed the negative deeds is dumping the rocks one by one. Every small thought and deed that you do which adds positivity to the universe sheds a rock. Once you have completed enough a door will open. That is the essence of Buddha’s eight fold path. At its core it is the accumulation of positive energy or karma.

Doing the eight fold path for the purpose of shedding karma and gaining enlightenment is adding rocks. It’s not just the big things like traveling to Nigeria and working in an orphanage, as commendable as that is. It’s how you speak to your wife or husband, it’s how grumpy you can get after a late night. How well you treat your customers and how much their happiness is yours. As Rumi said “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  Apply that to your business and watch it grow.

Once you master these small deeds you will feel a shift occurs. Life becomes simple and drama ceases, you have reached the point of balance where the good deed is who you are and it is effortless. It doesn’t mean you have become a martyr and are running around helping everyone you find. If that is you, best to shine the light of truth on it to see you are actually doing it for yourself and not others. However what you will experience if you are diligent is that good karma follows and attracts good karma.

Karma accumulates to those who follow this Path. This is not a religious belief or a new age belief. It is an observable law of behavior. Watch those that carry it out correctly and you will see their lives enriched. If you begin to practice this you will see the benefit in your business, your health, your wealth and your life.

 

 

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