If the world had more love and/or understanding, than hate, the thirst for power and greed (that seems to always be more powerful), our Earth would be a better place for all forms of life, not just our species.
The Jewish/Christian Bible warns us about greed, not once, but many times. The Old Testament was Jewish, the new Christian. Jesus Christ during the three years he was a teacher said he wasn’t trying to replace the Old Testament with his teachings, but to help people understand better.
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”
Confucius said, “Good People are generous without being wasteful; they are hardworking without being resentful; they desire without being greedy; they are at ease without being haughty; they are dignified without being fierce.”
Hinduism teaches, “So, we should not be greedy.” So we should keep the mind under control, so that it does not constantly dwell on material possessions. If we do not, we will lose our peace of mind. That is why Vallalar likens the mind to a bouncing ball. When we are controlled by our desires, our mind loses focus.”
Muslims are warned in the Quran to be on guard against greed. A Muslim should not save and hoard great sums of money, but should distribute it to those who are in need of it. 2. It is never acceptable to earn a living by doing wrong.
In their writings, the Taoist sages dwelt upon the harmfulness of greed as it could impoverish people morally and spiritually. On the other hand, “those who know contentment are enriched,” and “a contented person always lives in abundance.”
Disclaimer: I do not belong to any religion and never will.
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