I get a feeling that some people here answer a serious question a little too quickly, could it be that the person starting this Thread about "WhySo Expensive"? Is attacking a mental stronghold?
To take money from people or to copyright stuff implies the truth that something belongs truly to you. But my question is, is that true? What about selling you the air you need. Does the air belong to someone? Can I copyright the moon and sell parts of it? What about the stupidity to copyright the genetic code of trees and claim that you are the owner of all the birch trees on earth. What about being the holder of the idea of a toilet and now every time you take a dump you will have to put in a coin and pay via internet to the copyright holder of the idea of toilets? Now, you might think what has that to do with ET?
Here comes my believe: LOL
What if everything belongs to the same source; God, and nothing belongs to us. We get everything from him to share with others to express love. Like the sun is not charging all the flowers and I haven’t seen the bees charging the flowers or the flowers charging the bees.
I am quite impressed with Jesus Christ and I could not see that he was charging people; he even multiplied the fishes and bread as a miracle to give food to several thousand of people because he felt pity for them being hungry. I wonder if Buddha was charging his listeners or how much Jesus would charge the people for every healing and teaching.
We should ask ourselves if charging money is not an expression of fear rather than trust. And as much I know the ego and learned about it, it is Fear which is the main expression of the ego and not of a person living in the now grounded in trust to the source. If we believe that we have to charge today, we do this because we believe that people will otherwise not pay tomorrow. We believe in a future with problems and choose to believe in time and future and negative believe about people rather in a provision from above.
What are the Masters teaching about money, believe and fear? Here is one quote from Jesus, maybe someone has one from Buddha and some other Masters.
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:25-34