My teacher, Ishwar Puri telling an old story about why a monk would not receive a gift of gold: "Contentment does not come by desiring things, trying to accumulate things, we accumulate so much stuff in our lives, and they become a baggage around our necks. We carry that baggage with us all the time. And when we feel the effect, the weight of the baggage, is when we meditate. That’s the best time to check out how much baggage you are carrying! Meditate and your mind goes to those very things which you are collecting, and which you have been accumulating all of your life."