A spiritual guru's message to those who are desperate for a life of luxury
Sadhguru, an Indian spiritual guru famous on social media with over 8.6 million followers on Instagram, says his philosophy is to always feel "happy" — adding that adopting this mindset can change your feelings about the need for a luxury lifestyle.
"If you mistake your lifestyle for life, you will always suffer because someone else will always have a better lifestyle than you perhaps, or a more lavish or extravagant lifestyle, and you will always think that you are more little than them. So life is important, lifestyle is not important," he said.
He believes many people confuse the two – but it's important to understand that one's lifestyle can change at any time.
"It doesn't matter what the lifestyle is. Life is the most precious thing you have, it's the only thing you have," he said. "Whether you wear nice clothes or rags, what does it matter if you are happy."
Detachment of happiness from luxury and wealth is one of the main teachings of the guru, which he repeats often.
Last year, he shared his thoughts on this message on social media, tweeting: “People are committed to their lifestyles, not their lives. Once you commit to the lifestyle, you become enslaved.”