Let the fool wish for reputation,
for precedence among the mendicants,
for authority in the convents,
for veneration among the people.
“Let both the householders and the mendicants
think that this is done by me.
Let them always ask me
what should be done and what should not be done.”
Such is the wish of the fool
of increasing desire and pride.
One road leads to wealth; another road leads to nirvana.
Let the mendicant, the disciple of Buddha, learn this,
and not strive for honour but seek wisdom.
~ The Buddha