14THINKING

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

—THE BUDDHA (563–483 B.C.)

All riches have their origins in the mind.

TRUE WEALTH CONSISTS of ideas, not money. Money is only the material medium that is exchanged for ideas. Paper money in itself—yen, euros, or another currency—is worth nothing; it is the ideas behind it that give it value.

The whole point is that you should not go outside to seek wealth. Wealth lies within you. Use your mind to think in a constructive manner.

Thinking does not mean idly wasting time. You need to think with a purpose in mind and an end in view: trying to solve a problem. In The Master Mind, Theron Q. Dumont says that thinking is forced upon us when we are deciding on a course to pursue, perhaps ...

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