387. Swami Sivananda
Materialism has its due place in the evolution and progress of human society. But when it dominates over the minds of men it generates danger. When it is divorced from ethical and spiritual foundation, it has become a source of danger. Man’s true welfare is basically spiritual; and material and social welfare is only a means to the end. In the material world you grow by acquisition; in the spiritual realm you grow by renunciation. The more you lose materially, the more you gain spiritually.