Friday, July 09, 2010

Wisdom man cannot be rich.

Mazuki has been my client since twenty years ago. He is still in his forties but has been getting wiser and clever by the years. I was glad he brought up this statement, "Man with Wisdom cannot be rich."

I had to agree with him totally, a man who has wisdom cannot be rich, but i added on, neither is he going to be poor. A wisdom person is one who always thinks of others first. He gives more than he receives. He is not selfish, not cunning, not sneaky and not shrew. But rather a person with a rich heart to share. I have not seen a wisdom man of the past who was rich and famous. The poorest man on earth are those who have spiritual wisdom. The monk and priest have nothing in possession.

On the hand, to be super rich, one needs to acquire the opposite characters of wisdom. The rich is intelligence with knowledge, smart to gain power and fame but lack the purity of wisdom. A rich and famous person when in sorrow or sadness, sometimes needs the enlightenment and guidance from a wisdom monk or priest. The few words of spiritual wisdom could release the pain of the rich. The rich might have the millions but he cannot understand the simplicity of life. The man who has wisdom might not have the wealth but he has the blessings and wishes from the entire world who knows him.

Now i know why i am not rich but thanks God i am not poor either. My Master said "What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others" - Confucius - Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC - 479 BC)

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