14. Inspired words

Luang Pu continued with a Dhamma talk, saying, “Material things are already there in the world in a way that’s perfectly complete. People who lack the discernment and ability can’t take possession of them and so they have difficulties in providing for themselves. Those with the discernment and ability can take possession of the valuables of the world in large quantities, making life convenient and comfortable for themselves in all circumstances. As for the noble ones, they try to conduct themselves for the sake of gaining release from all those things, entering a state where they have nothing at all, because—

“In the area of the world, you have things that you have. In the area of the Dhamma, you have something you don’t have.”