A prescribed quality is exhibited or worn as a cloak by every entity in creation. This quality is also called its dharma. Just as a student in a particular class can be promoted to a higher class by effort, an individual by promoting one’s own natural dharma, and giving attention to something higher and nobler, can earn promotion to a higher level. A piece of iron is worth only a few pennies, but by making suitable changes to it, you produce a watch worth a thousand rupees. Observe here that it is the Samskara, or the change that we give to the substance, that brings the value to it and not the inherent value of the untreated material. Even an ordinary person can get an opportunity to elevate oneself to the position of a realised sage (Paramahamsa), by seeking the company of elevated beings.