The Universal Favour Bank
At the Universal Favour Bank, favour deposits are made without expectation of repayment
However the Universe (God, the Source, the Divine, the One, the Spirit, the Creator,
the Supreme Being, All-That-Is, Infinite Intelligence, Higher Consciousness)
will repay the favour with abundant interest when needed.
Cash deposits to the Favour Bank can be easily made on any street corner, the cashiers are disguised as beggars.
Small non cash deposits to the Favour Bank can be made in ways such as giving up a seat on the bus to an elderly person or a few words of
encouragement to someone who needs them, or a simple sincere thank you. Examples of bigger non cash deposits to the Favour Bank would include
looking after an elderly parent or voluntary work, parents (especially mothers) are continuously
making large deposits to the Universal Favour Bank.
The Favour Bank
The Favour Bank was coined by American writer Tom Wolfe
in his book The Bonfire of the Vanities
Tom Wolfe's Favour Bank operated on the basis of Do favours with the expectation of repayment
, the Universal Favour Bank
advocated here operates on the basis of Do favours without expectation of repayment
In The Bonfire of the Vanities
the Favour Bank is the trading of favours in the legal
and professional world. A record is kept of the favours given and received just like borrowing
and repaying money in a traditional bank.
The Favour Bank
theme is picked up by
in his book The Zahir
, "... but I need his help, or
might need it later on. There is, after all, that invisible institution called
the Favour Bank, which I have always found so very useful".
Favour Bank Stories
Encounter with a stranger in Paris by Roisin
For the Smallest of Favours by Mary Deal
Life’s Other Rewards by Sean Moriarty
Capitalism With A Buddhist Twist by Jane Genova
'Miracles' due to the Favour Bank Principle by Phil Evans
May we all have plenty of deposits to make by Elle Smith Fagan
Recycling Favours, a Favourbank Story by Shirl T
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