Material environment

All these material objects, you can utilize them, use them, but do not be attached to them. The material environment and the people around you, they are not there to create all kinds of afflictions for you. All of these afflictions, all of this unhappiness arise because of your own afflictive emotions. You think about it! Whenever you are not able to let go, there is suffering. And, when you let go, the problem is gone.

GN Rinpoche