The great misconception spread across the globe is that the one who has the most, is the happiest.  The have nots look enviously at the haves, believing them to be completely happy.  If only they could enter minds of the wealthy, they would realize that abundance of material wealth does not guarantee contentment and satisfaction. 
Human nature is such that the more we have, the more we want.  As soon as a desire enters the mind, we try to fulfill it.  If we get what we want, we are satisfied for a short time before being tormented by bigger desires.  We become greedy.  If we do not get what we want, we become angry.  And if we are constantly being tormented by anger and greed, we certainly cannot be happy.  Since desires are the cause of anger and greed, it stands to reason that the one who has few desires tends to be more content.
Stand guard at the gate of your mind, and do not allow desires to enter.  Use the mighty weapons of knowledge and discrimination to chase them away.  One victory leads to the next, and to the next, and to the next.
The one who has conquered his desires, has conquered the world. 


Didi Ji