Once upon a time there was a saint in a forest. He was very simple and wears a only lower garment .He did not have any attachment to the physical world.He use to preach to surrounding people for one hour about the simple life and noble thinking, spiritual matters.One hour in a day he assigned the time for healing the health problems.Rest of the time he used to meditate.A few times only, he use to eat the fruits brought by the villagers.
Over a period of time, many villagers of distant places started attending his preachings.His fame was also reached to the king also. King wished to attend the preachings of the saint.The prior permission of the saint was taken.On the permitted day , king attended the preaching along with his wife. Saint started preaching as usual.he preached that a man who has much treasure has to face difficulties of managing it and fear of lossing.Some of the bad habits also attack them.Also some people may be eccentric.The simple life is always better.Accumulation of treasure will always cause problems.
King started taking it very personally.He become angry ,but maintained his cool and asked the saint that every rich person would not behave in the same manner.He also told that he will prove that even the saint would also worry, if he losses some thing. The rest of the session went smoothly.
After conclussion of the session, the king went back to his capital.He called one of his ministers to enquire about the saint and his properies. Minister reported on very next day that he does not have any other properties other than his lower garment.
Subsequently, he went to the saint and offered huge amount for development of the ashram.But, the saint has refused such proposals for wasteful expenditure. King was astonished and went back to his capital and called his minister and ordered for theft of his lower garment also.