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As human beings, we have been endowed with needs, and we must meet their demands. As man is a physical, mental, and spiritual being, he must look after his allround welfare, avoiding one-sided over-development. To possess wonderful health and good appetite, with no money to maintain that health or to satisfy that hunger, is agonizing. To have lots of health, lots of wealth, and lots of trouble with yourself and others, is pitiable. To have lots of health, wealth, and mental efficiency, but lack of peace and no knowledge of the ultimate truth, is useless and dissatisfying.
At times you may find it helpful to recall your mental reactions on occasions when you were unsuccessful in some undertaking. Practice the Hong Sau technique of concentration faithfully and regularly, and consult your spiritual teacher. You may find it necessary also to change your mental and physical environment in order to install the proper habits of thought. Eliminating Habits of Failure 53 After you begin to experience success, act with wisdom and perseverance, no matter what happens, until you demonstrate that you’ve succeeded as you believed you would.
Plain living, high thinking, and cultivating real happiness within oneself in order to make others spiritually happy are also real needs. What Is Your Aim in Life? 37 True happiness is lasting because it is spiritual in nature, whereas the “happiness” based on sense pleasure soon turns to sorrow. Making the senses serve the needs of body and mind leads to true happiness; indulging the senses brings nothing but misery. A desire for a pleasurable sense object is often mistaken for a natural need instead of an artificially created want.