Consider: Is there a difference, and can you use one without the other?

asked 16 Nov '10, 00:48

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as long as the accumulation was not at the expense of others, and where the moral character develops

(16 Nov '10, 01:28) fred

Natural wealth could also be emotional viz how joyful you are.

(16 Nov '10, 13:11) Flame
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Good question! A lot of people struggle with this one. Globalization emphasizes man made wealth, which is perfectly ok. It really comes down to a fine balance. For me, natural wealth, which I interpret it as love, beauty, sun, sea, water, air, plant and animal have the most meaning in my life because it personally touches me, moves me and affects me. It trumps man made wealth any day. However, I am grateful for all the man-made wealth I am surrounded with and know fully well how sheltered I am by it and what a great comfort it is to have it and enjoy it. So, I'd say the difference between natural and man-made wealth is that the first one is priceless.

Thank you, namaste


answered 16 Nov '10, 14:08

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I can see you appreciate the things of nature, our natural wealth, and you also enjoy things created by man, our man-made wealth. Thank you for putting together your answer in a very coherent way. I enjoy reading it!

(18 Nov '10, 02:05) Inactive User ♦♦

I love the word priceless that daniele used.

For me natural wealth is that knowing and feeling on a physical, mental and emotional level that all is well and I am right where I should be without a shadow of a doubt.

Man made wealth is the physical, material wealth we accumulate and hopefully enjoy on our physical journey. Although there is nothing wrong whatsoever with man made wealth, the key is to not become attached to it and what we do accumulate should be used in a way that is beneficial to others as well as ourselves.

I don't think God, Source or Universe intended for us to feel lack or deprivation on this physical plane.


answered 16 Nov '10, 14:45

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Yes, I agree that we should not become attach to our wealth, and of course we should always help the less fortunate. Thank you for inspiring answer.

(18 Nov '10, 02:03) Inactive User ♦♦

I would say true wealth is natural and man made. Why make a seperation? it would just be another reason to blame someones lack instead of taking responsability for ones own wealth. There is nothing but abundant wealth for all and then some. Now I ask, "What does being wealthy look like to you?"


answered 16 Nov '10, 19:46

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Love, happiness and abundance.............

(17 Nov '10, 10:01) daniele

Thank you for your interesting answer.

What does being wealthy means to me: from a spiritual point of view, ones with God/universe, I, spiritual awakening, and enlightenment, and from a physical/material point of view love, good health, happiness, friendship, education/career/money, spiritual growth, and I will continue to pray for world peace!

(18 Nov '10, 02:02) Inactive User ♦♦

Natural wealth to me means things like joy, happiness, health.

Perhaps man made wealth could help with these things but your quality of consciousness has the ability to be wealthy even if you don't have money.

Here is a good example:

If either of us were building a home for ourselves, how careful we would be in regard to the plans; how we should study every detail; how we should watch the material and select only the best of everything; and yet how careless we are when it comes to building our Mental Home, which is infinitely more important than any physical home, as everything which can possibly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material which enters into the construction of our Mental Home.


answered 16 Nov '10, 16:43

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edited 16 Nov '10, 16:55

Interesting example: thank you for your answer.

(18 Nov '10, 02:08) Inactive User ♦♦

All wealth is the Natural! All wealth comes from the Natural, there is no other wealth.


answered 17 Nov '10, 01:50

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Thank you for your answer:interesting conclusion!

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