An Arab while crossing a desert came across a huge rock half buried in the sand. Written on the boulder was:”TURN ME OVER AND YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM IT”
The Arab felt assuming there was a great treasure hidden underneath it worked mightily to turn it over. He succeeded after several hours. But there was no treasure there, only an inscription on the underside of the rock:”GREED IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL REMEMBER THIS AND YOU WILL BE A BETTER MAN.”
Haven’t you collected free pens, note books at conferences? Watch people picking up candies, freshening tissues, napkins in the flights simply to go home and throw them. People go on collecting things out of greed and fear.
“Greed is a projection of fear. It is because of fear that man becomes greedy. He is so much afraid, that he wants to accumulate for the future. He is so afraid, that he sacrifices his today for tomorrow and the tomorrow never comes. The greedy man never becomes rich.
He may have the whole world at his disposal, but he remains poor. He cannot enjoy it, his greed won’t allow that. He remains miserly. He always remains in such fear of the future that he cannot part with his money. He accumulates, accumulates, wastes his whole life and one day dies.
He was a poor man his whole life – empty-handed he had come, empty-handed he has gone, and his whole life went down the drain with no significance.”
by:Dua to Allah