Greed: Never Enough = Hungry Ghosts

Greed: intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.

Pretas, or ‘hungry ghosts’, are beings who are tormented by desire that can never be sated. They are often portrayed with tiny mouths and throats and the swollen bellies of the starving, meaning that they can never consume enough to ease the suffering of their hunger.

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Buddhist cosmology identifies six realms of existence: gods, demi-gods, humans, animals, hungry ghosts and hells (note that hungry ghosts are one up from hell!).

The mega-wealthy never have enough.
They want to absorb consciousness as well,
but do not realise its vastness.

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