The lure and glitter of excessive materialism that pervades the lifestyle of the present generation … attracts one and all … and you will be swayed by the desire to possess everything that you lay your eyes on. But do you ever think about what will you actually gain by trying to acquire and own everything that you fancy?
In the race to prove that you are better than the best monetarily and have ‘arrived financially’… consumed with jealousy at times at the materialistc progress made by others … in your urgency to impress others with your baubles, you might throw caution to the wind and opt for what appears to be the easiest way out by taking loans in order to fulfil your materialistic desires, without thinking about the stress and tension that the payment of that massive loan could entail. You are willing to burn down your own house in order to live a life of false ostentation and pretence. Shouldn’t your expenditure meet your income !
Wouldn’t it be better if you chose to live a simple and pure life…within your means and resources, constantly conscious of the fact that it is your pure thoughts, peace of mind and good deeds alone that will enable you to set your goals on higher values and focus on Him. You will leave every single object behind you but carry only the good name that you have earned for yourself in this lifetime … when you leave this world.
Remember he only is happy who exercises self-restraint on himself as he saves himself from unecessary suffering and misery as he has drawn a line between ‘need’ and ‘greed’ and understands clearly that he will get only what is ordained, willed and written for him, in this particular lifetime of his, by The Supreme Master.