In the nam of god
Onvave basri was a 94-year-old man who had the honor of being in the presence of Hazrat Sadiq (a.s.) and sought knowledge from him that he said:
Knowledge is not only obtained through education, but knowledge is a light that God Almighty places in the heart of the one who wants to be guided, so if you want knowledge, first of all, be a seeker of the truth, and secondly, seek knowledge in order to use it and ask God for it. Let him understand and God will also understand. Then Basri asked the Prophet what is the truth of servitude? The Holy Prophet said three things: First, that the servant should not see ownership in what God has given him, because you do not own servants, and should see wealth as God’s property and spend it in the things that God has ordered. The second is that the servant should not make arrangements for himself and the third is that all his efforts should be in something that God Almighty has commanded and forbidden. Therefore, when the servant does not consider ownership in what God Almighty has given him, it will be easy to spend in the way that God Almighty has commanded, and when the servant leaves his own management to his manager, the worldly troubles will be easy for him, and every Sometimes the servant is busy with the orders and prohibitions of the Almighty God, he does not find the opportunity to show off and brag to the people. So, when God honors his servant with these three things, the world, the devil, and the people become humble in his eyes, and he does not seek the world for the sake of extravagance and boasting, and he does not seek what is with the people to gain honor and superiority. And he does not leave his time void, so this is the first degree of piety, and God the Almighty says: It is the abode of the Hereafter, which We will place for those who do not intend to seek superiority and corruption in the world, and finally the work is for the benefit of the pious and pious.
Quoted from volume 1 of Bihar al-Anwar, page 224
Peace and blessings be upon you, with respect and
courtesy – Hasanzadeh