On the whole we should regard
money
as mother's milk:
it nourishes us and

it nourishes others.
That should be our
attitude to money.

It's not just a bank coupon
that we have
in our wallet.


Each dollar contains a lot
of past;

many people worked for that
particular
one dollar, one cent.

They worked so hard,
with their sweat and tears.
So it's like mother's milk.

But at the same time, mother's
milk
can be given away and
we can produce
more 
mother's milk.

So I wouldn't hang on to it 
too tightly.


Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche,
"Regarding Money
as Mother's Milk,"

Ratna Society Talks
(1978-81)