People always make a mistake when they talk of leading a simple life. To live such a life is infinitely difficult. Outwardly, a person may wear plain garments and have a simple diet, but this is not living a simple life! The spiritual life is lived when a person is free of all desires, thus becoming completely open and guileless.
What is the use of only outwardly living in such a way? The elaborate dress of desires and longings is there, side by side with a feasting ego! The real meaning of leading a simple life is to be totally desire less, and to become desire less is impossible without a feeling of love for God.
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1470.