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THOUGHT for the DAY.

Byline: Dr Ajit Kumar

HOLY Scriptures guide us to a righteous life. While taking into account the indispensability of material acquisitions as the route to liberation, they emphasise the importance of shunning envy. Envy blights one's fortune and casts one into hell. For, even while treading the path of grace, one comes to ruin through covetous intentions.

It is quite permissible to want the best for one's family, but not when the motive is merely to be seen as better than the next man, by surrounding oneself with the external trappings such as status symbols. The wise who have conquered the senses, though poor, will not covet other's wealth.

Dr Ajit Kumar, Institute of Vedic Studies
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 20, 2005
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