Buddha Vacana (January 20, 2556)
Energy and exertion nourish wealth.
Finery and adornment nourish beauty.
Doing things at the proper time nourishes health.
Friendship with the righteous nourishes virtue.
Restraint of the senses nourishes the holy life.
Not quarrelling nourishes friendship.
Repetition nourishes great knowledge.
Listening carefully and asking questions nourishes wisdom.
Study and examination nourishes the Dhamma.
And living rightly nourishes rebirth in the heaven realm.
<Note. This list of 10 desirables (wealth, beauty, health, virtue, holy life, friendship, knowledge, wisdom, dhamma and heaven) is much the same for people of all races and cultures - today. The list gives a straight forward recipe to get what we want. >