Thursday, 20 May 2010
Indeed some of them are, all they are famous for, is being famous. They have achieved nothing else. Then I thought again. Yes they are just like me. I to get up n the morning and the maid have my breakfast ready. My hairdresser arrives to shave and groom me. I then have my time with my personal trainer, before I take a swim in my heated pool.
I have a very busy morning writing out the lists of all that has to be done for me that day.
They are people just like you and me. So why do I bother reading about their lives and antics?
Let you into a secret, I do not.
The master was approached by a very rich man one day. He wanted the master to write in his best calligraphy some words that his family could treasure. It had to be something that could be handed down through the generations. It was to be well framed and no expense spared in its preparation.
In his best hand the master wrote, “Father dies, son dies, grandson dies.” It was mounted and framed.
The rich man was furious. “I asked you to write something for the happiness of my family,” he said “why do you mock us so?”
The master looked at him and said, “No mockery intended. "If before you yourself die you son should die, this would grieve you greatly. If your grandson should pass away before your son, both of you would be broken-hearted. If your family, generation after generation, passes away in the order I have named, it will be the natural course of life. I call this real prosperity."
There are some things in life that no wealth can ever buy. I am so glad that I can stroll in the park at will and in freedom. All the money in the world would not be worth such joy.
This is the way of Tao.
Have you ever noticed that the ads on here are often an attempt by google to match my blog. Will be interesting to see what they consider real wealth.
This blog is linked to my other where I discuss the artwork:- Summer Rains in the Park