Needs and Wants
Needs are legitimate, and man can legitimately expect such needs to be satisfied. Wants, on the other hand, are creations of man from his knowledge of the external world. Needs arise from inside whereas wants arise from outside. If needs were all that are to be fulfilled, people and governments would have a very easy time doing so. But it is precisely the ever-increasing wants of today’s society and individuals that are found to be difficult and often well-nigh impossible of satisfaction.
Taken from the book “The Principles of Sahaj Marg, Set 1, Vol. 1”, Chapter “The Inner Needs of Man” pgs. 26- 27, by Reve Chariji