Re: Money, Fees, Morality
May 26, 1997 06:09 AM
by M K Ramadoss
At 01:29 AM 5/26/97 -0400, Titus Roth wrote:
>In my former spiritual home most everything was based on voluntary
>donations. The lessons were an exception, but even there the modest fees were
>not usually enforced. Many people were responsible and donated what they
>could - either money or services. Others were freeloaders. You will probably
>always find this mix of people.
>(Amusing aside: the freeloaders were also the ones who rushed to the head of
>the refreshment tables and loaded their plates high with food.)
In the eastern traditions, it is considered high honor and a good deed to
feed fellow human beings. So no one looked at *free loaders* as free loaders.
In the present day western world, the view is radically different.
my 2 cents worth.
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