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Swami Suddhananda on Luxury and Necessity

A necessity is something without which man cannot live. Today we have succeeded in making every luxury a necessity. The right thinking is to identify how many necessities can be converted into luxuries. A luxury is something for which we should have the freedom to be with or without. If we know our true nature, the “I” – then, living itself becomes a luxury, because we gain freedom to live with or without the body and the mind.

Swami Suddhananda