What Do You Really Need?

Loaf of bread baked in ad hoc oven (half eaten)

From all your herds, a cup or two of milk,
From all your granaries, a loaf of bread,
In all your palace, only half a bed:
Can man use more? And do you own the rest?

from an ancient Sanskrit poem,
quoted by Rolf Potts in his book
Vagabonding.

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4 thoughts on “What Do You Really Need?

  1. If we were only happy with what we have or at least with having enough of what we really need, we could give away the rest.

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