The Buddha's earliest teaching was the noble eightfold path. Number #5 on the list is "Right Livelihood" or "Right Way To Make A Living." Generally, that refers to work as being positive because the labor is of benefit to others. Chinese Zen Master Hsing Yun elaborates: "Many people find work a hardship and filled with pressure. That is because they look at work simply as a way to make money, build a reputation or for their own benefit, which is why they find it exhausting. If we take our work as a form of giving, then we will be happy."
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