What are the two most common goals for people who live in the world?
Wealth and fame.
To gain these goals people are willing to lose everything, including the health of their body, mind and spirit.
Not a very good exchange, is it?
Worldly wealth and fame fade so quickly that we wonder which will last longer, the money, the fame or the man.
But consider the goal of enlightenment, of attaining the wealth of the Dharma. Those who reach this goal are vigorous in body, keen in mind, and serene in spirit…right into eternity.
Source: The Maxims of Master Han Shan – Maxim No. 20.