Aneka Koti Namaskarams to Shri Velukkudi Swamy.
As per our scriptures, Kama, Krodha, Loba, Moha, Mada and Matsarya are six enemies that obstruct the path of Moksha.
When it comes to Loba, it is very difficult to differentiate need, genuine material desire and greed or excessive desire.
For example, Adiyen bought a car, to take my parents to Divya Desams, especially Tirupathi frequently. Till last year, we visited Tirumala once in a month or two. They have difficulty travelling in bus or train due to knee pain, hip pain etc. A third person may say, Adiyen have Kama or desire for a car. But, it has become a need to Adiyen’s family. Yet, Adiyen is not attached to car. If someone scratch the car, Adiyen don’t quarrel with them.
A three bedroom flat may look like luxury for a person living in a hut. But, it may be a need for a person who is already living in two bedroom flat and have no space for more items.
Airconditioner is a luxury. But, due to changing climate, most of the people use, especially in metropolitan cities.
In areas where there are lot of power cuts, inverter has become mandatory. I know our ancestors lived in oil lamp even without electricity.
But, in such embarrassing situation, considring today’s life style, how an individual can practically decide between need, desire and greed?
Devarir give answers that don’t deviate from scriptures but at the same time practically adaptable in this age. Kindly clear Adiyen’s ignorance in this regard.
Daasanu Daasan Srinivasan Pranesh