The people in the town of the man called the Madman, noticed his
He had put together all his possessions even some
money. And he was throwing them away. The money was blown away by
the wind in the street. And soon all his belongings disappeared and then
there was nothing left.
The people scolded the Madman, saying: " You not
only threw away all your possessions but all that you had. Now you will
have misery and needs. You are crazy! "
And he said: " All that can be
sold, all that can be bought, will always be superficial and passing,
will always come to an end.
That is the end of all power and wealth and
if I do not have any possessions, then I will be able to reach what
overcomes the material value.
I will have what I have and nobody will be
able to take this away from me. Then, my worth is true and superior."
But he was not understood and said: " If you cannot find the primordial
value, then, even if you have and keep possessions, you will have
nothing because they will possess you. I am not slave to nobody. And
nobody is my owner.
I live in total madness. This world called this
madness, but I called it Freedom.
How much is this worth? It does not
have a price. That is its true value."
But people shouted again: " You
are crazy." While he kept smiling.
Then, everything passed and people
went back to treasure their riches. And the Madman went through great
But at the end of the day, he seemed happy, serene and calmed,
while the others went through life hidden among bars and chains.
Madman, would tell them: " If your riches do not buy your freedom
and you do not have peace, then, your riches are not true."