To concern one's self with acquiring material, instead of concentrating on what is important (life, the welfare of others, learning about the Divine), is distracting and often leads to a shallow, or hollow existence.Paladin said:... About the materialistic world though, I am not sure how you define that idea, but Ernest Holmes in The Science of Mind points out that there is no dividing line between the spiritual and material, as one is an expression of the other.
From what little I understand about Quantum Physics, these ideas seem to be born out quite nicely...
It's like trying to live on candy, when there is a seven course meal sitting right in front of one...it has a purpose, but isn't the main purpose.
Physics states that energy and matter can be neither created nor destroyed, only changed. Nothing is lost, only transformed. In my occupation I have seen this law proven true thousands of times. It wasn't hard to apply it to the energy of life, and observe that the same holds true.