Material desire or lust burns like fire. No matter how much fuel you give it, it gets hotter and all-devouring. One thinks, ‘I need more money.’ If one is a millionaire, he thinks, ‘I have to become billionaire.’ If one is a billionaire, one cannot tolerate if anyone is wealthier. Then that person steps on a thorn and he is totally miserable. Nothing can save him from misery with all his billions of dollars.
By Radhanath Swami