A woman buries a treasure in a deep pit thinking: "It will be useful in time of need, or if the king is displeased with me, or if I am robbed or fall into debt, or if food is scarce, or bad luck befalls me."

But all this treasure may not profit the owner at all, for she may forget where she has hidden it, or her enemies or even her kinsmen may take it when she is careless.

But by charity, goodness, restraint and self-control man and woman alike can store up a well-hidden treasure, a treasure which cannot be given to others and which robbers cannot steal. A wise person should do good- that is the treasure which will not leave one.