Source : http://www.biographyonline.net/spiritual/articles/spirituality-materialism.html

It has full meaning of what I am referring to …so I pasted the entire one here.

Spirituality and materialism are both seeking after happiness.

Spirituality seeks happiness within, Materialism seeks happiness without.

Spirituality teaches us to aspire for a better life, a more illumined life. Materialism teaches us to desire more material goods and material wealth.

Spirituality teaches detachment from the inevitable ‘outrageous slings and arrows of fortune’ Permanent happiness and materialism can never be found together.

Spirituality teaches us to be selfless, materialism teaches us to selfishn.

Spirituality teaches us to love our fellow man. Materialism teaches us to love our material wealth.

Spirituality does not compare. Materialism is subject to constant comparison the father of jealousy and insecurity.

Spirituality takes the help of material progress, but is never a slave to materialistic desires. Materialism cannot see how spirituality helps.

Spirituality lives in the present moment. Materialism lives in tomorrows world of endless desires and yesterday’s world of inevitable dissatisfaction.

Spirituality enables peace of mind. Materialism, even with all the wealth in the world can never buy peace.

Materialism eventually becomes frustrated with its own limitations. Slowly, reluctantly and even unwillingly, materialism eventually turns to spirituality to feed its insatiable appetite for real happiness.

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3 responses »

  1. I like the way you broke down the differences between spirituality and materialism. Excellent article simple but highly effective!

  2. The Voice of a Soul says:

    Great post.. thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

  3. I see so many people around me who buy their happiness by buying a new car and brand clothes yet the expression on their faces shows that that car or fancy clothes do not really make them happy. This post precisely outlines why a materialistic approach kills our happiness and a spiritual approach adds to it. Thanks for posting.

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