When the purpose of your work is primarily to help people, a much greater door is opened in your reality. The capacity of your mind expands with your earnest effort to help more people. You will not only obtain material benefit but will also experience deep joy. Contrastingly, if your effort is devoted only toward yourself, the scope of your reality will be narrow If you are always focused on personal benefit, the greatest benefit you can achieve will only be enough for yourself. However, if you focus on benefiting more people, a much greater reward will be attained. The greater capacity your mind has, the greater the benefit it will see.
by Zen Master Miao Tsan