“What we are saying is that detachment is a mental attitude.  It has nothing to do with what you do, or how you dress; it is your relationship with it.  Ask yourself whether you are using material wealth, or if material wealth is using you.  Are you enslaved by it or are you using it like a slave in order to have time for what matters, self-knowledge?  It is this you have to live with.  You have come naked into the world, and you return naked back to the earth.” 

-Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

~ by Scott Hamilton Peters on March 10, 2009.

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