“Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth” | Fake Buddha Quotes

Health is the greatest gift,

contentment is the greatest wealth,

a trusted friend is the best relative,

Liberated mind is the greatest bliss.

This one’s very common and it’s legitimate. It’s verse 204 of the Dhammapada, in a translation by Narada Maha Thera. He has:

Health is the greatest gift,

contentment is the greatest wealth,

a trusted friend is the best relative,

Nibbana is the greatest bliss.

“Nibbana” has been changed to “liberated mind” in the Facebook version, but that’s fair enough, since it makes the verse understandable to non-Buddhists without significantly changing the meaning.

Buddharakkhita in Access to Insight, has:

Health is the most precious gain

and contentment the greatest wealth.

A trustworthy person is the best kinsman,

Nibbana the highest bliss.

via “Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth” | Fake Buddha Quotes.

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
 Swami Sivananda quotes
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