In Buddhist psychology, they identify three character types: greedy or desirous, the angry type and the deluded or confused type. When told about this, the greedy type will carefully take in this information, thinking to themselves how useful and valuable this information is and how they will learn everything there is to know about it. The angry type may think to themselves, “How can everybody fit into just three categories? I hate this kind of thing where people try to pigeonhole me!”. The deluded type will feel confused and wonder to themselves, “Which one am I?”
I snorted with laughter when I read this, because people, I am so the greedy type 🙂 If I come across something I like, then I want to know everything about it. Maybe I should call myself the Greedy Mystic! 🙂
On Saturday I reviewed Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Being a greedy type, I of course wanted to know everything about it, and apply it in my own life! For me, something is only of value if it has a practical use, if it can make a difference.
The thing about The Seven Spiritual Laws that resonated with me so much is how familiar it sounded – each law is something that I try and live by, with varying degrees of success. The seven seemed to lend itself naturally to a daily practice, which led me to create a printable chart where I have summarised each law and listed the three ways each law can be practiced. And then, my friends, I wanted to share it with you 🙂
PS To print out a copy for yourself, click on this link: seven laws practice sheet