Health is the Greatest Gift

Mar 19, 2012 | Buddha | 2 comments

Health is the Greatest Gift

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

“Health is the greatest gift”: This statement emphasizes the immense value of good health. It recognizes that physical, mental, and emotional well-being are essential foundations for a rich and fulfilling life. Health enables us to engage fully in our daily activities, pursue our goals and aspirations, and experience a sense of vitality and overall well-being. Without good health, other aspects of life may lose their significance. Thus, the quote reminds us to prioritize self-care, adopt healthy habits, and appreciate the gift of well-being.

“Contentment is the greatest wealth”: This phrase delves into the idea that true wealth lies not in material possessions or external achievements, but in an inner state of contentment and satisfaction. It highlights the importance of cultivating a mindset of gratitude, finding joy in the present moment, and appreciating the simple pleasures of life. Contentment shifts our focus from incessant striving and comparison to embracing what we already have. It acknowledges that genuine wealth is not measured by the accumulation of external resources but by a deep sense of inner peace and fulfillment.

“Faithfulness is the best relationship”: This statement underscores the significance of trust, loyalty, and commitment in building meaningful and fulfilling relationships. Faithfulness extends beyond romantic partnerships and encompasses all connections built on trust, including friendships, family relationships, and professional collaborations. It emphasizes the importance of being reliable, honest, and supportive to those we care about. By practicing faithfulness, we cultivate strong and lasting relationships that foster mutual understanding, growth, and harmony.

At a deeper level, this quote invites us to reflect on our values and priorities in life. It encourages us to recognize the inherent worth of health, contentment, and faithfulness as essential elements for a fulfilling existence.

When we understand the true value of good health, we are inspired to take care of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. By cultivating contentment, we shift our perspective and find fulfillment in the present moment, appreciating what we have rather than constantly seeking external validation or material gain. Faithfulness in relationships fosters trust, deep connection, and a sense of belonging, leading to greater happiness and overall satisfaction.

In essence, Buddha urges us to align our values and actions with the recognition of the significance of health, contentment, and faithfulness in living a meaningful life. It encourages us to prioritize self-care, gratitude, and the nurturing of meaningful relationships. By embracing these values, we can enhance our well-being, find greater satisfaction, and create a more fulfilling and harmonious existence.


  1. esotericquotes

    I found this story, thought it would be a great share

    A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that his faithful dog had been dead for many years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. As he reached the wall, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch, and the street that led to the gate made from pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
    When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"
    "This is heaven, sir," the man answered.
    "Wow! Would you happen to have some water? We have traveled far," the man said.
    "Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."
    The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
    "Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.
    "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
    The man thought a moment, remembering all the years this dog remained loyal to him and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going. After another long walk he came to a plain dirt road, which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
    "Excuse me!" he called to the reader. "Do you have any water? We have traveled far."
    "Yes, sure, there's a faucet over there." The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in and help yourself."
    "How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to his dog.
    "There should be a bowl by the faucet; he is welcome to share."
    They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned faucet with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree waiting for them.
    "What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
    "This is heaven," was the answer.
    "Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was heaven, too."
    "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."
    "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"
    "No. We're just happy that they screen out the folks who'd leave their best friends behind in exchange for material things."
    Author Unknown 

  2. Marie. ♥ ASG

    yes health is a gift
    even the richest man in the world can buy it …..