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A poor man may enjoy a richer life than a rich man
A poor person may enjoy a richer life than a rich man and in fact, may become immortal. There are many examples of this from history. Kabir ji was a poor weaver but he was so versed in religious matters and wrote so many verses that he became immortal.

Saint Ravi Das Ji was a poor cobbler but he too was full of religious knowledge and wrote so many verses that he achieved immortality. Today, there are crores and crores of people who worship these Saints.

They surely enjoyed a richer life than the rich man who is always on the go for making money. He goes abroad many times but misses the interesting things of life as he is always engrossed in the thought of making money. He may have refrigerator, air conditioner, car, bungalow etc. but seldom enjoys his comforts. His children may enjoy these facilities but he remains aloof always on the run for making money.

On the other hand, Sadna, the butcher who used to worship the stone on which he cut the meat, has become immortal because of his devotion to God and is worshipped by millions of people. Same is the case with poor saint Namdeo and Dhanna Jatt (the poor agriculturists). These people enjoyed the quality of life and wrote verses which people enjoy to this day. They are all worshipped by millions of people.

I will even go a step further and say that our poor primitive brother in the jungles of Amazon or in the forests of Africa who has no clothes on his body, enjoys a far richer carefree life than us. He enjoys the taste of jungle fruits which we can never enjoy, he smells the jungle flowers which we would never be able to smell, his life is full of ecstasy and wild enjoyment while we remain confined to making money and miss the various interesting things in life.

It is true that the primitive man may not tolerate us, fully clothed men and may eat us up. But do we not in order to make more and more money, eat up the businesses of other people and make them go bankrupt?! To end this article, I would quote the English poet, "What is this life if full of care? We have no time to stand and stare."

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