Once a healthy, wealthy, and wise prince dreamed that he was poor. In the dream he shouted, “Oh, I am suffering from cancer and I have lost all my wisdom and riches.” His wife, the queen, woke up and roused him, saying, “Look, prince, laugh and rejoice, for you are neither suffering from sickness nor have you lost your riches and wisdom. You are lying comfortably at my side with health and wisdom, in your rich kingdom. You were only dreaming these catastrophes.”
So it is the ignorant man. He is dreaming lack and failure, when he can claim his birthright of joy, health, and plenty as a son of the Ruler of the Universe. He is now living in God’s perfect kingdom, but he is dreaming imperfection.
— Karma & Reincarnation by ❖ Paramahansa Yogananda ❖