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July 14, 2011

Need Rather Than Want

How much money do you need? How much food? How many clothes? Think of need rather than want. Simplify. Senses cannot be trusted as they are subject to extremism. The eyes are usually bigger than the stomach. One must cultivate discipline and wisdom to prevent overload from touching us. Too many brushstrokes can ruin a potentially beautiful painting. Many people live chained to the desires of their senses. This prevents any chance at peace.