Shastra

Verse from Jainism (8:17 Uttaradhyayana)

The more you get, the more you want.
Greed increases with gain.

What could be accomplished by two masas of gold
cannot be done by ten millions.

We are taught to give the most value to money and material possessions. However, there is no end to our desires. We only replace one object with another that is more expensive like replacing a bicycle with a scooter, a scooter with a car and a car with a better car. In this process all our efforts go only towards protecting the things we amass. Often, we try to save things to be used on a special day but we don't realise that the present is the best gift. What is most significant are good moral values, for these will help us lead a meaningful life.