Many people think that to be a good Buddhist
one must have absolutely nothing to do with the materialistic life.
This is not correct.
What the Buddha teaches is
that while we can enjoy material comforts
without going to extremes,
we must also conscientiously develop
the spiritual aspects of our lives.
While we can enjoy sensual pleasures as laymen,
we should never be unduly attached to them to the extent
that they hinder our spiritual progress.
Buddhism emphasizes the need
for a man to follow the Middle Path.
What Buddhists Believe by K.Sri Dhammananda P:144