- Greed invariably blocks one’s Progress and Development in life….
The Famous Old time Story goes.... When a Boon was offered to a man, out of greed he asked for two more Hands to work extra and one more Head to think extra with an idea that he could effectively turn out more and thus Progress doubly.... But when the Villagers saw him thus, they thought it was a Demon and instantly attacked and killed him....
- Greed sure makes people stoop down to very low levels…. Ultimately one may sell himself under its influence….
An Old time Story heard and retold in this context….
A father had four sons.... He was a very greedy man in his life.... He thus amassed huge wealth.... With time, he became old.... Soon he was a worried man with the unending thoughts of what his sons would do with his amassed wealth after him…. And finally the day had come when he definitely had to talk about that, as his days were numbered….
No doubt, he had a meeting with his sons and discussed the issue in detail.... He expected a great answer from them on how they would improve the wealth….
The eldest said, “Father, I‘ll continue your Business and try to improve it by all means whatever!”
The father was not at all satisfied…."It is the same; all sons will do that” he commented....
The second son said, “Father, I’ll use all types of techniques to earn maximum money and thus grow our finances....”
“Great!” the father said, “Still any further possibility of improving the wealth?”
The third son said, “Father along with the above, I’ll spend very little on me and save the max.... I will not spend any money on your....... after you leave the world....” he told with a vicious smile….
The father was really happy, “The best way of making ultimately good money in this world!”
Almost satisfied, he looked at the fourth one curiously….
The fourth son bursted out, "Father, with all above, I have an additional plan.... I have connections in meat selling business.... Soon after your…….”
The father was highly excited.... He called him closer and whispered, “Better you go to the next street for selling.... You get the best price there….”
- Greed quickly makes more enemies than the number of Rupees it brings in….
This is the Classic Story heard, where in the greedy man took out the Monies and Peace of mind of all the people around and when time came and his fat body had to be moved to the final destination, none of the people near by were ready help in that whatever monies were offered for the job....
- Greed never allows one to lead a decent life….
The Moral Story heard and told often about the greedy fox which noticed on the way in the forest the bodies of a hunter and a tiger killed in a fight and instantly became very happy as it could feast for a week…. The fox looked out for the immediate quick eat when it found the bow tied with a nerve thread and as it took a bite at it the nerve was cut and the bent bow hit the fox making it fall down instantly....
- Greed ultimately engulfs one's own Peace and Tranquility....
The Famous Story ‘The Golden Touch’ says.... A King was gifted with a Boon where in whatever was touched by him would turn into Gold instantly.... It was highly interesting and eye catching for a while but soon ended up in total misery and despair as when the King wanted to eat his food, it turned into Gold, when he was about to drink water it turned into Gold, and when he took his little Princess daughter into his fold, she too turned into Gold…. The boon ultimately turned into a Real Curse…. Horrified at the happenings, he instantly Prayed for the reversal and total withdrawal of the said 'Boon!'
And it is ever our 'Ardent Duty' to avoid the influence of the said 'GREED' on us in our life!