The Treasures of the Universe

I believe that the right music, the right story or the right 'coincidence' always finds you. It has a lesson to teach, an aspect to highlight or a truth to unveil. I have always found inspiration from the spiritual and philosophical aspects of life. I believe that Reality is the Ultimate Illusion. The treasures of life, soul and universe lie not in this material world. They are hidden in the unseen. They are available for those who understand and appreciate the true beauty of life, divine love, and universal oneness. I would like to share with you a story I came across quite some time back which gracefully communicates this concept.




An old hermit was once invited to visit the court of the most powerful king of those times.

"I envy such a saintly man, who is content with so little," said the ruler.

"I envy Your Majesty, who is content with even less that I," responded the hermit.

"How can you say such a thing, if this entire country belongs to me?" - said the offended king.

"For precisely that reason. I have the music of the celestial spheres, I have the rivers and mountains of the whole world, I have the moon and the sun, because I have God in my soul. Your Majesty, on the other hand, has only this kingdom."
 
The story above was written by Paulo Coelho. If the message is meant for you, it will touch your soul and you will understand. After all, everything does happen for a reason. God Bless.