Economics Of Mahavira ► 03 ► [03.12] Economics of Non-violence and Peace - The Implication of Restraint

Posted: 22.01.2006

Aseem (limitless) and saseem (with limits| are two very important concepts, Aseem implies a march towards violence. Saseem or restraint leads to peace. An able person, who has business acumen or possesses knowledge, earns so much that he becomes a deep ditch for hundreds of thousands. For him there is no limit.

Prosperity should increase. But how much? In this context, it was said that appropriate and reasonable prosperity be achieved, but there has to be a limit to what is reasonable or appropriate. And what is, on the other band, inadequate prosperity? For a person, even ten houses may not be enough. There should be a mansion in Calcutta and also others in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. One should have one's own house wherever one goes. At how many locations will one go on building mansions? Somewhere some limit will have to be observed. If amassing of wealth knows no limits, it is difficult to imagine what it may lead to.

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