Everyone tries to claim as their own what belongs to God. Therefore, there is so much misery and suffering. Because trying to claim somebody else’s property as our own is sinful. It creates bad karma. When people take something they are not supposed to take, they become attached to it; they become addicted to it and so passionate for it that they cannot live without it. They commit so many sins to keep it or to get it. And that is why there is so much crime and violence.
By Radhanath Swami