People often ask me: “Is it wrong to aspire for wealth? Are material wealth and worldly happiness an impediment on the path of spirituality?” My answer is this: when you begin to tread the path of spiritual awareness, then you will find that you do not really aspire for material possessions. You leave it to the Lord.
It is for God to give you whatever He likes. God is our Master—and let me assure you, He is a very benevolent Master! This awareness helps you to surrender the thread of your life in His safe, benevolent hands—and you will find miracles happening in your daily life.
Let me add, people choose different paths in their lives. Some of them are engrossed in worldly affairs. They think money; they dream money; they live and work for money. Yet others are there, totally immersed in the life of the spirit. To them, the outer world and its many manifestations are all maya—illusion.
Likewise, God wants each and every one of us to realise Him and reach Him. But we have to pass through different stages to attain Him.