Once upon a time there was a monk who used to
Shout at people while sitting by the river bank.
“Whatever you want, you will get,” he’d loudly say
To passersby. This is all he did all damned day.
No one bothered to listen to him or to thank
Him for his most kind blessing to not just a few.
People thought that the old monk was wise but insane.
They ignored him completely except for one day
When a young man approached him and asked, “Is this true
That whatever I want I will get? And are you
Able to give it to me? What price must I pay?
What can I do to realize maximum gain?”
“I can give you want you want,” the old monk replied,
“You just have to become me, but first tell me what
It is that you want.” “…To become a rich person,”
Said the young man. The old monk saw that he was one
Who was ready. He saw that his mind was not shut
To the wisdom offered him. The man was wide eyed.
“Time and Patience are the most precious gems there are
In the world. Never waste your time on foolishness.
No one is stronger than time, and there is no wealth
Greater than our patience which ensures our good health.”
The man went on to experience great success.
Everyone knows an old monk who’s not very far.