A tourist from America paid a visit to a renowned Polish rabbi, Hafetz Chaim.He was astonished to see the rabbis home was only a simple room filled with books, plus a table and a bench. Rabbi, asked the tourist, where is your furniture? Where is yours? replied Hafetz Chaim. Mine? asked the puzzled American. But Im only passing through. So am I, said the rabbi.
~ Tales of the Hassidim. [Buber, M.]