APARIGRAHA means “not to pile up”. The meaning of this is not to accumulate that which you don’t really need, because this creates undesirable links, hindering the harmonious development of the human being.

APARIGRAHA does not mean to be satisfied with little, but to totally enjoy what you have, even if your possessions are very modest.

The key here is to have full control over your possessions and not to allow them to control you through the greed or possessiveness that they may create.

With the same happiness we enjoy physical, mental or spiritual possessions, we should be able to give them avay. Possess your things and inner qualities as if you would not have them.

However, the material possessions are not an impediment if you are perfectly detached, and this does not mean indifferent but fully aware of the place of those possessions in your life.

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