The Tathagata’s Sermon on Economics

Thus have I heard, that once when the The Blessed One, the Tathagata, was resting in Rajagriha during the season of rains, he carefully pondered the economic truths. Among those assembled were Shariputra, the son of a noble family, and Avalokiteshwara, the Bodhisattva Mahasattva, the Buddha of Infinite Compassion, and lots of monks too numerous to name here.

Shariputra asked The Blessed One, “What is the chief lesson that one can learn from a careful study of economics?”
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