In the last century, a tourist from the States visited
the famous Polish rabbi Hafez Hayyim.
He was astonished to see that the rabbi's home
was only a simple room filled with books. The only
furniture was a table and a bench.
"Rabbi, where is your furniture?" asked the tourist.
"Where is yours?" replied Hafez.
"Mine? But I'm only a visitor here."
"So am I," said the rabbi.
Anthony De Mello, S.J.
The Song of the Bird