Man has been enslaved by money. He lives a superficial, hollow and artificial life. This is indeed a real pity. Man should seek to possess only as much as is most essential for his living.
The quantity of riches one must own can be compared to the shoes one wears: if too small, they cause pain; if too big, they are hindrance while walking.
Money, too, has to be with us only just enough for a life of physical and mental comfort.
When we have more, it breeds pride, sloth and contempt for others.
In pursuit of money, man descends to the lowest level of consciousness.
Money is of the nature of manure. Piled up in one place, it pollutes the air. Spread it wide, scatter it over fields, and it rewards you with a bumper harvest. So, too, when money is spent in all the four quarters for promoting good works, it yields contentment and happiness in plenty.
Sathya Sai Baba