On the whole we should regard
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
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
can be given away and
we can produce
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