Quoted from the Book of Wisdom by Chan Master Wu Jue MiaoTian.
We can live our life to its fullest if we realize the existence of a real self or Buddha-nature within us. Lack of such understanding often leads to a life filled with the endless and vain pursuit of fame and fortune. In fact, material wealth will come naturally if the inner Buddha-nature is bright and pure. If the inner Buddha-nature is dark and impure, the pursuit of wealth will not succeed. The order is important-spiritual well-being first and material wealth second. The reverse rarely works.