Well, I have had little to nothing for 31 years now...
Let me get my materials, for materialism, and I will let you know which is better...
Really, I would not accept any opinion in this matter unless the person was:
2) Gave away ALL of their riches, because it is better to be poor.
Because, we all know that is BS. Money can buy happyness, money can buy love, money can buy most anything. Actually, the only thing money doesn't
seem to buy is being poor.
So yeah, when I get my millions upon millions, I will throw it all away
because it is better to not be distracted.
Now, for a bit of a question:
it shields you from enlightenment.
How does wealth/materials sheild me from enlightenment? If anything it would make it easier to become enlightened, due to being able to afford the
knowledge. (Purchasing books, travel expenses, etc.) I mean, it can cost a pretty penny for an education, well if you want a good one.
I mean, if I am not enlightened. Shouldn't I get lessons from someone who is? Do they do this work for free? I suppose they would have to, since
wealth/materials would mean they were not lit up. HEY! Does that mean bums are the ultra lit among us? I mean can't have less than nothing,
Feel good talk only does one thing, make you feel good. Money, well that will make you feel good for a long time. And if it stops, well just use
some of the money to help those familys you were talking about in the OPost. That's what I do, I use my means to help those without. Of course, I
would never say "I don't need wealth" for how would I help myself then, let alone the multitudes of homeless that my dollars reach out to.