Most people consider amassing wealth to be their prime duty। But just see what physical, mental and spiritual strain is involved ! Even if all this can be endured, how many people actually succeed in getting rich? Very few are able to get as much as they want. After going through so much trouble to get it, one cannot keep it for very long. When we die, everything turns to dust. A king today may be penniless tomorrow.
The same goes for titles and honour. To acquire them involves all kinds of physical, mental and spiritual problems, often with damage to health and wealth. Even if you succeed, your life is spent worrying about how to maintain your prestige. In addition to this, social and political upheaval can break you. So after thinking over these things, we have to conclude that getting rich or going after name and fame can never be the aim of our life.
What can it be, then? Is there something which is unaffected by actions? Such a thing has to be related to soul. As far as accumulating wealth, titles and honour are concerned, we may succeed or fail, but the method we employ to get them definitely uplifts or degrades our soul. Obviously, the principal aim of life is spiritual upliftment, which can give true peace and happiness..