Why does greed cause loss and failure? What are the worldly and otherworldly harms of greed?

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Why does greed cause loss and failure? What are the worldly and otherworldly harms of greed?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

Greed causes the failure of the attempts and enterprises since the feeling of haste is inherent in it. For, a greedy person is not satisfied with small achievements and gives way to despair; he does not follow up his tasks, gives up what he is doing in a short time and does not achieve even what he can achieve. 

On the other hand, if a contented person does whatever he is to do properly, he will not feel sorry because of the outcomes. He might not be successful at times but he will be successful at other times due to follow up and perseverance.   

The most terrible disease of social life is greed. If you love money and property a lot, demand it with abstinence, not with greed, so that they will come to you in abundance. 

The cause of the poverty of Muslims is not hating the worldly things but approaching the worldly things with greed.

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