Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Buddha Knew Gordon Gecko...

Were there a mountain all made of gold,
doubled that would not be enough
to satisfy a single person:
know this and live accordingly.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.156
Does that really require any comment? I think that this ought ot be put on a plaque on the desk of every banker, broker... and on a billboard facing the NYSE front door.


kimc said...

but would they get it? I think you'd need something less ethereal, more direct for them. Like "People are more important than money!"

kimc said...

Also, though many of the people are like that, it's really the system that is set up not only to favor acting on greed, but to require it.