In the treatise entitled Letter to a Friend (Suhrlekha), Nagarjuna uses the following analogy to describe people’s desire those who suffered leprosy, a disease caused by bacteria, feel extremely itchy and painful when the symptoms flared up. This analogy actually hints at people’s desire. We have always thought that money can buy us happiness and so we strive all the time to make more money. But the truth is that being rich often makes us even more miserable.
~ Luminous Wisdom Book Series 6