Friday, November 4, 2011

Non-possession - Sacred Quotes

"One who is not greedy is secure. He has time to think deeply. His understanding of himself is complete." - Yoga Sutra II.39

"The more we have, the more we need to take care of it. The time and energy spent on acquiring more things, protecting them and worrying about them cannot be spent on the most basic questions of life. What is the limit to what we should possess? For what purpose, for whom and for how long? Death comes before we have had time to even begin considering these questions." - T K V Desikachar

"The idea of non-acquisition is sometimes expanded to prevent people being selfish with their time and their talent. As a result Jains feel that they should take part in projects that benefit the Jain community around them, or other beings." - / religion

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