“While contemplating on the objects of the senses, one develops attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire, and from desire arises anger.”

Bhagavad Gita 2:62

— Lord Krishna

Anger, greed, lust are the three mānas or diseases of the mind.

Anger arises when desires are not fullfilled,

greed when they are.

Is there an escape?

Do not get bound by desires, it’s easy to forget your own true nature and how common is for the average man to want a fast and luxurious car, an hot woman and a huge house.

We keep telling ourselves that we’d be happy with money, wealth, objects and what not, however we do not apply the same thought on our normal life.

The average person has enough money to afford cigarettes and alcohol and yet once bought the desire doesn’t stop.

Why would it be different for a rich person?

Sure, the targets may be different but the desire is still there.

The entire essence of Māyā is to mislead and to cast illusions.

The illusion that you’ll be happy if you had more money is no different than thinking a rich would be sad without his wealth.

Do not let Maya distract you from your own Self.