Greed is not just hoping for something too big and impossible.
“It is also greed wanting to have two contradictory things.”
Greed is when you want to achieve something without working for it.
If you want to be blessed, you must accumulate merits.
If you don’t want to be punished, you must avoid committing wrongs.
Greed arises when you commit a wrong, but don’t want to be punished for it.
We suffer when we desire something that doesn’t make sense.
If you live according to the principles of life, your life will be free, and you won’t suffer from greed.
-Ven. Pomnyun Sunim
Illustration by MaSeol