Aparigraha literally means non greed.  Aparigraha is the fifth of the yamas.  In the larger context, Aparigraha means generosity, simple living, and performing actions without expectations of rewards.  Greed represents an unsatisfied state of mind.  Unfulfilled cravings results in the appearance of greed.  Freedom from greed gives us the ability to see how desires affect our experience of life itself.   In the end, affluence is not a matter of what you have, but what you don’t lack. How can you incorporate this in your personal and professional lives?  Reflect for a moment to understand how incorporation of this principle can bring happiness in life.  Consider other aspects of Aparigraha that are not immediately apparent.  Liberate yourself from greed and towards happiness.

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