A wealthy merchant comes to the town where a Rabbi, famous for his wisdom, lives and he asks to be allowed to meet him.
A meeting is arranged and the merchant is ushered into the Rabbi’s house.
When he looks around he is flabbergasted.
“Where is your fine furniture? Where is your silver and fine dishes?”
“I might ask you the same thing,” the Rabbi says. “Where are your fine things? Where is your silver and dishes and furniture?”
“But, but but..I am am traveling. I cannot be weighed down with those things. I am on a journey! ”
“There, I knew you would understand! …For I too am on a journey.”