[Adapted from The Talmud] In the days of the Second Temple, when Monobaz was king; He converted to Judaism, a rather unheard of thing. But at the time of great famine, Monobaz unlocked every door - Of his ancestral treasures, distributing them to the poor. But his ministers rebuked him, "What thy fathers did amass; "Thou dost squander to the lower class!" "Nay, they preserved earthly," said the benevolent king; "But I have heavenly treasures beyond imagining! "Theirs could all be stolen, regardless of what you teach; "While mine is so far beyond any mortal reach! "Theirs were cold and barren, mine will bear fruit without strife; "They preserved their money, I preserved a life! "The treasures that my fathers saved are, yes indeed, worldly; But I tell you, that mine are for all eternity!"