One with virtue is truly rich,
One without the Way is truly poor.
Most people believe that silver,
gold and precious gems represent wealth.
Actually they do not.
These are just external trappings of wealth,
which can be taken away at any time.
The ancients said,
"Wealth benefits one's home;
virtue benefits ones's body."
Those without the Way are truly poor.
The Chinese character for poor (pin),
is derived from the Chinese character for greedy (tan).
That's because when you are too greedy, you become poor.