If you want to let go of the craziness of the material world… possessions, money, houses, cars… and you meditate all day lone, give to the poor, fast for days. Yet at the same time you want everyone to know you as great and powerful… nothing has changed.
It’s pride the keeps us from attaining peace… once that is stripped away… it doesn’t matter what you own, how much you have, and where you live… because you are at peace.
“Oh God, I give up my false pride so I can be at peace”
Dr. Paul Haider