Greed Disappoints

Greed is a form of pollution and is a transgression of spiritual and moral law and is termed evil. Disappointment … Continued

Greed is a form of pollution and is a transgression of spiritual and moral law and is termed evil.

Disappointment is certain if some act is done merely out of greed. Excessive greed blinds the mind. Lobha (greed) is one of the three root sins, along with moha (desire) and krodha (anger), which must be conquered to achieve moksha (liberation). Do not be disillusioned by wants.

Ancient Hindu scripture, Bhagavad-Gita says: there are three gates to self-destructive hell—greed, anger, and desire. Abandon these three. A person freed from these three gates of darkness seeks what is best and attains life’s highest goal.

More on: ,
Written by

  • BGone

    Everyone who went to the trouble of writing an essay deserves at least one comment. Let’s see.Oh yeah, recently there was a greedy man who felt so bad about the money he had made investing in the stock market he cried all the way to the bank, Bear Sterns. When he got there he found out that most all of his money was gone. What a relief that surely must have been having been saved from his sin of greed. But why is the man still crying?Oh yeah, he now has a greedy 800 million dollar capital loss to offset future greedy capital gains. It will be a while before he will pay any of those greed-less taxes. Greed can sure lead to hell alright.Somewhere I heard that not paying taxes was not greedy. I guess greedily not wanting to pay taxes and, “we are all sinners” only applies to Republicans. I was almost sure this man was a Republican. Maybe 800 million dollar losses is how greed is cured and Republicans turned into Democrats?

  • JerseyRomer

    Can’t this type of talk be used to subdue the poorest of the poor and encourage them from taking action necessary to lead better lives? Consider:We are poor, this is our lot, we will not be greedy.Blessed are the poor, they will inherit….Don’t aspire beyond your “station,” that is merely greedy desire.Seems like a great way to promote the “status quo” with respect to inequitable social strata. Very self-serving.JerseyRomer

  • Anonymous

    The Emptiness of Theology by Richard DawkinsScience is responsible for the following knowledge about our origins. We know approximately when the universe began and why it is largely hydrogen. We know why stars form and what happens in their interiors to convert hydrogen to the other elements and hence give birth to chemistry in a world of physics. We know the fundamental principles of how a world of chemistry can become biology through the arising of self replicating molecules. We know how the principal of self replication gives rise, through Darwinian selection, to all life, including humans.It is science and science alone that has given us this knowledge and given it, moreover, in fascinating, over-whelming, mutually confirming detail. On every one of these questions theology has held a view that has conclusively been proved wrong. Science has eradicated smallpox, can immunize against most previously deadly viruses, can kill most previously deadly bacteria.”The Emptiness of Theology” by Richard Dawkins published in “Free Inquiry” Spring 1998.

  • Anonymous

    Journalists Richard Behar of Time Magazine and John Sweeney of Panorama BBC UK wrote about greed in a religious context. Your reflection from a religious standpoint is important.