Being Rich or Truly Satisfied…?
A Quaker had this sign put on a vacant piece of land next to his home:
“THIS LAND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE WHO IS TRULY SATISFIED.”
A wealthy farmer who was riding by, stopped to read the sign and said to himself, “Since our friend the Quaker is so ready to part with this plot, I might as well claim it before someone else does. I am a rich man and have all I need, so I certainly qualify.”
With that he went up to the door and explained what he was there for.
“And are you truly satisfied?” the Quaker asked.
“I am, indeed, for I have everything I need.”
“Friend,” said the Quaker, “if you are truly satisfied, what do you want the land for?”
Being rich doesn’t mean earning more abundantly, spending more lavishly or saving more…
We are rich when we need “no more”.
While others strive for wealth, the enlightened, being content with what they have, possess it without striving.
Being well content with little they are rich as kings.
A king himself is a pauper when his kingdom does not suffice him.