What is the use of having something?
Have you ever possessed something but discovered that it could not actually be of any use? Why do we aspire for and acquire things that fail to benefit anyone, not even you?
A man traveling by train saw his fellow passengers buying and eating watermelon when the train stopped at a station. He also had a desire to eat watermelon. He waved and called the watermelon seller and handed the money out the window. The merchant handed over him a watermelon. Then the train was leaving the station and speeding by. But he faced a problem. He cannot take back his hand with the watermelon through the window bars. He had to continue his journey holding the watermelon until the reach of another station about 75 km away.
What could be sadder than the joys of owning and not being able to enjoy? The guilt gives more weight to the mind than the weight of an object occupied with the great desire, but no benefit to anyone. Our freedom will be lost when we become trapped in the grip of what we think we have acquired. If we succumb to temptations, the body only will move, and the mind will be frozen. No matter how expensive they are, they can sometimes be devastating. The wisdom is to let them go. Those who acquire something with fascination, beauty, or influence of anyone, and living with it, may not even know the reach of the end of life.
We must learn to acquire what we want and give up what we do not. Our journey to achievements begins with the renunciation of small desires.