Long time ago, there was a poor man that lived in an ancient village. This man had a brother that always came to visit him. Contrarily to him, he isn’t poor, but very rich, with some possessions, lands and jewels.
The poor man felt envy and wished to be rich like him. The brother reached part of his fortune in a game and after did correct investments, being rich and buying many proprieties.
Certain day, he was sit near a river and felt a big revolt “Why do I need to be poor and my brother can have a good and comfortable life?” he thought.
He decided to visit a master that lived in the mountains, some distance of the village. He needed to understand why exist these injustices of life and why he needed to suffer that way.
He traveled and he arrived the Master’s house. He talked to him and explained all the situation. Finally, did the question that was corrupting his soul:
– Sir, I didn’t understand this injustice of life. Why do I take this poorness life while my brother reached all this richness? Why do I need to suffer this way and he doesn’t?
The master said:
– The only difference between your suffer and his, it is in the way you suffer. But both suffer the same measure. You suffer to wish something you don’t have and he suffers to fear the lost of what he has. Both suffer equally: one for the wish of have, other for the fear of lost. This occurs many times with riches and pours.