The search for truth is life; the realization of truth is illumination; the practice of truth is virtue. Every man reflecting upon truth while imprisoned in the darkness of ignorance is a philosopher searching for reality, even though limited by the inadequacy of environment. Literature is made up of the thoughts of the imprisoned.
Wealth, therefore, impoverishes man, deprives him of time, absorbs his interests, depletes his strength, and leaves him incapable of becoming wise. In all things involving the acquirement of knowledge, the Ancient Wisdom says, “First purify your own life.