Saturday, March 1, 2014

Prayer: The Buddha and Poverty

A poor man asked the Buddha,

“Why am I so poor?”

The Buddha said, “you do not learn to
give.”

So the poor man said, “If I’m not having
anything?”

Buddha said: “You have a few things,

The Face, which can give a smile;
Mouth: you can praise or comfort others;
The Heart: it can open up to others;
Eyes: who can look the other with the eyes of goodness;
Body: which can be used to help
others.”

So, actually we are not poor at all,
poverty of spirit is the real poverty.