Do we have to let go of all earthly matter to be enlightened?

Some cite happy, enlightened people who live without much and feel taught an important lesson by their happiness.

These people are not happy or fulfilled because they have little but because they have so, so much. The found the palace within. Would they lose that happiness if they lived in a palace of gold and stone? Not if they truly found the light. The lesson here is that they would not care if the outer wealth disappeared within a flash. They found knowing within, this knowing never changes, never vanishes, never diminishes in its vastness. That is why we dare to call it truth.

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