Is Money Happiness or
ever arises is only Suffering (Dukkha)... (Including all wealth!)
ever ceases is also only Suffering (Dukkha)...
pain is lost!)
Pragmatically, conventionally and relatively it seems money has become
a practical and necessary evil in most, but not all societies. Remember in
beginning of this universal eon we were all a shining society of radiant devas
feeding on joy moving through space freely by
will. Now we have decayed
to mere ever more wanting
- and thus always discontent! - humans ...
The Dry Facts are:
When there is money, there is inevitably recurring bills, debts, and loans...
When there is recurring bills,
debts, and loans inevitably there is
When there is recurring or permanent worry, there is also frustration.
When there is frequent frustration, that is
indeed mental Suffering...
Suffering is not Happiness...
A wise one said:
Those things we give emphasis to in our lives, can also become our prison!
Ones first inclination -if I have money- is not to lose it! Therefore it makes
one become increasingly fearful of others,
and put security systems around
and credit-card. So money may not after-all
"buy" any good life,
because it is simply not true, that money
-itself- can make humans ever happy!
Interestingly, it seems IMHO that Mr. Mara, Mr. Namuci, The End-maker,
The Tempter, The Evil One, have mind manipulated some otherwise good,
and faithful people to think, and even repeatedly postulate:
"Money is only happiness! Money is sole
satisfaction! Money is just ecstasy!
No bad side-effects, or unseen
consequences, are there
ever with money!"
Well.. then.., let there be Happiness.. But not
Fever! Nor fire .. Nor Worry!
Whenever possible ...
As the Buddha once told
the Evil One:
If there was a mountain made
even two of those would not be enough...
to satisfy even a single person!
Know this and live accordingly...
Samyutta Nikaya 1.156
On how to prevent Restlessness
and Regret (=curable anxiety):