GREED must be conquered by individuals and the nations:

Krishna explained in the Bhagavad-Gita (in Chapter XVI shlokas 12-15) the traits dominant in the persons of ‘demonic’ nature. Nowhere in the world literature I could get better comprehension of the human traits (of all the three broad types of the humans) than in the Gita: these traits are called Sattwik, Rajasik and Tamsik. The description of the attitudes and assumptions of the ‘demonic’ people, as stated in the Bhagavad-Gita, is most graphic description of the exploiters and looters, fraudsters and crooks, self-servers, time-servers, go-getters and the economic gladiators busy in pursuing their limitless greed. Such persons claim to have supreme power to realize their ever increasing desires: They claim even to be ‘god’ (Ishwar). :

“For I am the Lord,

I enjoy, I am successful,

Perfect, powerful, and happy.”

Imperialism works as a most important vector of Greed. The demonic persons deify mighty capitalists. The Medicis of Italy were the great bankers in Italy during the Renascence. Botticelli celebrated them in his Adoration of the Magi as the wise men in the service of Jesus. “The painting was commissioned by the head of the Bankers’ Guild as a tribute to that family. It should perhaps have been called The Adoration of the Medici. Having once being damned, bankers were close to divinity.”  This ‘Rogue Finance succeeded in establishing good relation on the principle of ‘give and take’ amongst the power wielders and the financiers to promote their common GREED.

 

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