Well, since I'm not sleeping yet for the night, I want to continue with the previous post..
These monks and nuns are TRUELY wise, courageous and steadfast (as in not wavering). The attachment of the mind on physical comforts, security and luxury is really so strong. Even though I'm not a millionaire, have nothing much other than the monthly salary as the security for the rest of my life, I'm still so fearful of the prospect of losing that.
Couple of times I've thought like this:
"I" am made up of physical and mental phenomena...so whatever happens to physical phenomena, the mental phenomena can handle it anyhow..hence physical phenomena really doesn't make a difference. I've been poor, "I" or my mental phenomena could survive and handle it then. Even if I strike the 1 mil jackpot, and I became physically rich, I would still have insecurities. I would still be continuing to work for security. Through these though process and analytical conclusion, it really doesn't make a difference whether we have alot or little...we will still be suffering in our minds.