If we look at the Buddha’s teaching through the water quadrant, he said:
“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.” – The Buddha
So the water quadrant or element is really about the ability to be in relation or to relate with others.
This is important because no leader can create a movement without first being a role model.
The historical Buddha was a role model in every word, thought and deed. He left everything he knew and dedicated himself to the teachings of the 8 fold path to end suffering.
Ask yourself – Who would you rather follow?
Someone like him or someone who lives in luxury and hypocrisy?
This is the kind of person we want to become.
We want to share our triumphs and failure, our happiness and sadness with people and with as many people as possible.
This quote above shows that you should practice sharing benefits with the people around you.
If you look at my strategy training and check out Jiang Ziya’s Tai Gong Six Secret Teachings, this is a very, very, VERY important component of the Tai Gong Six Secret teachings. This idea of sharing benefits with others.
We can look at it from another angle of creating or engineering a situation wherein people are not dependent on you, but where there is a direct correlation from the benefits they’re able to receive or get and their association with you.