Terrorism signals a collapse of hospitality due either to unbridled covetousness
or endemic injustice or, often, the synergy of both.
2) Backbiter is not simply a "bad" figure in the play who leads Mankind away from the path of righteousness and into sin in the same way that the Bad Angel and Covetousness
do; on the contrary, this messenger of the World, the relative brevity of his appearances notwithstanding, manages to "serve" Mankind by bringing him to Covetousness
--and hence sin--and to subvert the authority of his evil superiors by pitting them against each other, pulling it all off without suffering punishment.
But we can offer here one juxtaposition helpful for understanding the aforementioned parallel statements on poverty: for Aquinas, charity is connected to a lower virtue, a virtue opposed to the vice of covetousness
; for Dogen, compassion is interdependent with an outer virtue, a virtue opposed to the vice of covetousness
37) This additional stipulation expands on the absence of covetousness
mentioned as part of the ten wholesome courses of action and thus throws into relief the qualitative difference between rebirth in the celestial realms of the sense-sphere and rebirth in the Brahma realms.
84) His self-confessed list of sins is spiked with legal references and includes dishonesty, covetousness
, and injustice both toward the poor and the Church.
Arrange my court so there were treadmills bearing the names of the seven deadly sins - pride, covetousness
, lust, gluttony, anger, envy and sloth.
This vision was typically voiced by a humble tenant who complained about the covetousness
of landlords whose greedy innovation of enclosing common land destroyed traditional land use.
Interestingly, betrayal is not one of the seven deadly sins (sloth, gluttony, envy, lust, covetousness
, anger and pride) but it is often driven by one of these traits.
so, too, does the covetousness
of family members on both sides.
But I have to admit that, without some covetousness
, our entire economy would grind to a halt.
Cultures are a product of mob violence, organized forces of mimetic desires, uniting rivalry, covetousness
, jealousy, and resentment against another, sometimes arbitrarily chosen, as a source of evil (scapegoating); by a unanimous victimizing, the mob achieves social solidarity and moral righteousness.
Naturally, I will now spread out before you in the next sixty minutes the strange encounters and moments of covetousness
of my childhood, for here you rightly suspect the basis for everything that I attempt to stir up with my novels.