"Monastics are to be as light a burden as possible on lay supporters, and they should model of life which proves that happiness does not have to depend on the enjoyment of sense pleasures."

In speaking of Luang Por Chah, Ajahn Jayasaro added that "he received whatever robes were sewn for him without comment. He was never known to express desires for any particular kind of food. He showed no interest in beautiful things."

-From "Stillness Flowing: The Life and Teachings of Ajahn Chah" by Ajahn Jayasaro