Although the Buddha encouraged his householder disciples to create wealth, he also repeatedly pointed out the relative worth of outer and inner riches. This short teaching outlines seven sources of inner abundance.
Then Ugga, the king’s chief minister, approached the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, he said to the Blessed One: “It’s amazing, lord, & awesome, how prosperous Migara Rohaneyya is, how great his treasures, how great his resources!”[Then the Buddha said:] “But what is his property, Ugga? What are his great treasures and great resources?”
“One hundred thousand pieces of gold, lord, to say nothing of his silver.”
“That is treasure, …