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« Reply #12: October 06, 2010, 03:08:28 pm »

I know some religions or spiritual structures (I think Buddhism does), claim you should loosen the connection with earthly things, like possessions, to be able to have a spiritual life.

What's your opinion about this? Do you agree with this minimalistic way of life or not and why?

I don't think material goods hamper your ability to connect with the spirit. I do agree with others here that the pursuit of material goods above all others might do so.

I am more of an anti-material girl in two ways.  One:  like Brina, I tend to want to remove clutter from my home and life when ever possible. I am the anti-hoarder, and things will not be allowed to linger if they are no longer useful, or no longer bring me joy.   Two: I am all about the concept of "enough"

Much of the world is tainted by the pursuit of material goods by those with no concept of what is enough. Everyone needs food, shelter and clean water. But we don't all need excesses of those things, and the pursuit of excess, not wealth, is often the root of all evil.
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