Being poverty-stricken is part of poverty, being well-off is part of being wealthy. However, being well-off doesn’t represent one’s total wealth; being poverty-stricken doesn’t represent one’s total poverty. Although being wealthy, some people feel empty, bored, having no spiritual dependence, and end up going on shopping sprees to make up for their inner hollowness, this is not an effective means to address their inner hollowness, rather, it’s a temporary satiating of their mind. If one has altruistic mind, then this problem might be addressed quickly.
~Depicted from LUMINOUS WISDOM BOOK SERIES