In 2008, during the global financial crisis, a wealthy American practitioner asked for my help. He said, “Master, please help NASDAQ! The stock prices have been dropping every day, and my blood is draining away!”

Seeing him suffer like a poet, I tried to comfort him.

“NASDAQ will be okay; don’t worry!”

Hearing that, his lifeless eyes lit up with hope. “Really? Master, is it true?”

“It’s true. Do you feel better now?”

“Yes, much better!” He said with a sigh, “Master, these days my blood pressure fluctuates with the stock market; my body cannot cope anymore. I’m heavyhearted and can’t sleep at night. I have aches and pains everywhere and my legs feel so heavy. I’m full of anxiety and it’s driving me crazy!”

After he left, my disciples told me that he was a very “interesting” person. He led a very simple life. He wore shoes until they wore out and in a restaurant he wouldn’t even order a side dish of preserved vegetables to go with his noodles. However, he spent lots of money buying stocks and gambling, even losing thousands of dollars in one night, giving the casinos all his savings.

Fluctuations in the stock market are like the tides of the ocean, inevitable and natural.

In fact, many dramas in life are caused by greed.

Greed, hatred and ignorance are the root of all suffering in this world. Emotional fluctuations and narrowmindedness can cause physical and mental illness. We need to understand the heavenly Tao and see through the essence of existence and emptiness in order to withstand the ups and downs of life and enjoy what life has to offer us.

Extracted from Energy Bagua – The Secret Code of Life, Chapter 5 by Grandmaster JinBodhi, 2020.


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