To the wakeful, amassing wealth is like a roving bee,
Its honey gathering and hurting nothing,
Riches mount up as a great ant-hill growing high.
When the wise man wealth has so amassed,
Able is he to benefit his peoples and the world,
In four proportions let him divide that wealth,
So it divinely binds him to an enlightened life’s friendly things.
One portion let him spend and taste the fruit.
His business to conduct, let him take two;
And the fourth portion let him reserve and hoard;
So there will be wherewithal in times of needs.
When it comes to money, everybody is of the same religion. – Voltaire