A king bearing a beautiful diamond came to see Buddha. He offered his gift and Buddha said, “Drop it.”
The king became confused, this was the most precious gift he could offer.
Again Buddha said, “Drop it.”
The king dropped the diamond; it rolled among the stones at his feet.
A third time Buddha said, “Drop it.”
We hold on to that which occupies our mind. We also, could drop it.
The Buddhas are unconcerned how we make our living or for the trinkets we offer. Those are temporal things. Their concern is only for what keeps us from meeting this moment.