Good health is wealth supreme. When we fall ill, we also suffer financially and spiritually. Those who are sick aren’t able to work and make money. And you need to spend what money you have to find cures. If you are healthy, this would not happen to you.
When they fall sick, people also fall mentally. They make their minds sick. It is normal that we suffer from physical ills. But our minds fall ill because of our carelessness.
It is very difficult to treat if germs get into our minds. That is why we should strive to avoid such sicknesses of the mind instead of trying to treat them later. That way, we stand to improve ourselves in this life and beyond.
Translated by Nilooka Dissanayake, from the Sinhala publication, සිතිවිලි: සිතන්නට නව මාවතක්, by Ven. Thalalle Chandakiththi.
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