Buddhist parable:



 
There was once a noble person who has acquired a rare precious casket of fragrant sandalwood, trimmed in gold. This noble man publicly announced:
- This jewel I give to the poor man in the world.
A lot of poor people came to him for this casket, but he invariably replied:
- You're not the poorest people in the world.
Everyone was surprised:
- Are you going to give anyone this box?
A noble man replied:
- I'll give it to the poor man in the world. And I'll tell you who the poorest people in the world. The poorest people in the world - is none other than our king Prasendzhita.
These words gradually reached the ears of the king Prasendzhity, who was very angry with this:
- How come! After all, I am the king! How can I be the poorest person in the world? Go, get this man and bring him to me!
Prasendzhita king brought this man in his treasury, and asked him:
- Do you know what is this place?
A noble man replied:
- It's a treasure trove where you store gold.
- What's that? - Asked the king.
- It's a treasure trove where you store silver.
- What's that?
- It's a treasure trove where you keep the gems.
Then the king Prasendzhita shouted angrily:
- So you know that I have a treasure full of gold and silver that I have so much wealth. How can you slander me, calling the poorest man in the world?
But this noble man replied that, although the king Prasendzhita has wealth, he is unable to care for the needs of other people of his kingdom. While the king was rich use their wealth could not, unless it was not the poorest?

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