Unselfishness is God. One may live on a throne, in a golden palace, and be perfectly unselfish; and then he is in God. Another may live in a hut and wear rags, and have nothing in the world; yet, if he is selfish, he is intensely merged in the world. — Swami Vivekananda
I don’t understand this quote. If a man living in a hut and wear rags it is quite normal to be a selfish person as he don’t have food, clothes and basic needs of life. If he doesn’t have this, how can he donate/charity some poor people because he is also a poor person and to earn something (money for food /clothes) he have to think himself first then what will you call him “selfish”. As I said earlier I didn’t understand. Please elaborate this.