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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 13: The Greedy Penguin

Description: Penguin has more plums than he can eat.Yet he refuses to share with some young nestlings. His greedy ways will teach him a lesson that he will never forget

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Here are different religious teachings about the moral of this story:

 

Buddhism

Buddhism often refers to "the three poisons" or "the three unwholesome roots" as greed (lobha), hatred (dosa), and delusion (moha). These are seen as the fundamental causes of suffering. Greed, in particular, is considered a destructive force that binds individuals to the cycle of suffering (samsara).

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Christianity

"31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31 NRSVUE Bible)

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Hinduism

The Gita introduces the concept of the three gunas: sattva (goodness), rajas (passion), and tamas (ignorance). Greed is associated with the quality of rajas, which leads to restlessness, attachment, and excessive desire.

  • "O son of Kunti, the mode of passion [rajas], which is born of desire and which is the all-devouring, sinful enemy of this world, is the source of lust and greed." (Bhagavad Gita 3.38)

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Ifa

Ifa teaches respect and consideration for others. Excessive greed often leads to the exploitation of others, which is contrary to the values of respect and empathy emphasized in Ifa.

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Islam

"And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive, [saying], 'We feed you only for the countenance of Allah. We wish not from you reward or gratitude.'" (Quran 76:8-9)

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Judaism

"When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold have multiplied, and all that you have has multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." (Deuteronomy 8:12-14)

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Philosophy

Utilitarianism evaluates actions based on their consequences and overall happiness. Greed can be criticized from a utilitarian perspective if it leads to inequality and suffering, as it may prioritize individual gain over the well-being of society as a whole.

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Rastafari

Rastafarian beliefs draw heavily from the Bible, especially the Old Testament. They may refer to biblical teachings that caution against the negative consequences of greed.

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Scientology

"The Way to Happiness" is a non-religious moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard. It offers guidance on living a happier and more ethical life. This code includes principles like "Do not harm a person of goodwill," which discourages actions that could be seen as motivated by greed or harmful intentions.

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Taoism

"The Way to Happiness" is a non-religious moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard. It offers guidance on living a happier and more ethical life. This code includes principles like "Do not harm a person of goodwill," which discourages actions that could be seen as motivated by greed or harmful intentions.

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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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