It's a well known proverb and means about the same as :Originally Posted by Taka
"Better a bread crust shared in love than a slab of prime rib served in hate".( Proverb Proverbs 15:17 )
(Think "Keg".. )
Same idea, I think. If there is hatred in your life / heart, it doesn't matter what you have, what material goods you possess, nothing will make you happy. We are born with nothing and we will leave with nothing. What makes a life worth while is your ability to love others and be loved type of thing.
a "stalled ox" is an ox fed in a stall to fatten him up and make him taste extra good when ready for slaughter. Stall being that little barn cubicle where they keep farm animals and where they feed them.
Another take on that would be...the more you have, the less happy you will be. Little and simple makes your heart stay pure, wealth leads to destruction and corruption.
I think you could read a lot into the proverb.
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