We should give as much importance to the money as enough to fulfill all needs not greed or unlimited and never-ending desires. Greed is not just for money, it can be for name fame recognition, taste, sensations, experiences could be anything. Understanding is only important to live a peaceful life. For example, there are two teams, the Coach is motivated his team and said you should win at any cost and bring a medal for your country, must defeat that team, lots of motivation speech etc. On the other hand, the second team coach said to his team that you should play well focus on the game and forget all. The performance of the second team is good because they have no useless pressure. The important thing is here that they understand what is important, the game is important only. The team not in negative pressure of being failed and how to face if failure happens. Playing good and focusing on the game is need not desire but having a medal for the country and defeating someone is desire. By focusing 100% on goal gives a medal for the country and defeating another team automatically. Desire always bring fear with it. Desire stops you to see the reality as it is and reduce the power of understanding things and situations. Understanding will take care of greed.
Happiness and suffering are opposites, so if something is a real cause of happiness it cannot give rise to suffering. If food, money, and so forth really are causes of happiness, they can never be causes of suffering; yet we know from our own experience that they often do cause suffering. For example, one of our main interests is food, but the food we eat is also the cause of our ill health. We feel that money is essential for us to enjoy life, but the pursuit of money also causes immense problems and anxiety. Even our family and friends, with whom we enjoy so many happy moments, can also bring us a lot of worry and heartache.
Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside the mind. The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we shall be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we shall never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful.we have been under the control of our mind, like a puppet on a string. We are like a servant working for our mind; whenever our mind wants on to do something we have to do it without any choice. Money never comes due to strong desire instead it will come when you will give your 100% efforts. This is a simple understanding that for survival and a good life you need money. Due to this understanding, you will work on fulfilling all your needs and you will get paid for it. The problem arises when you start desiring unnecessary things and it makes the things complicated because there is no end of desires. You just buying things madly whenever you have lots of money. That doesn’t mean that you should become against comfort. If you work well and earn lots of money and able to buy whatever you like that’s good but having so many unnecessary desires makes life complicated and people unable to enjoy the things whatever they have in present time. The important thing is you are able to live life with very few things or basic needs only. When you have this mindset you will be able to enjoy more the life. If you have all luxury then you will be able to enjoy it 100% instead of worrying to make more. You will grow more and more if your mind is peaceful and you feel happy. If you give so much importance to others you will become greedy automatically as you always try to compete them. But if you have understood that what you actually need in your life then the mind becomes peaceful. When the mind becomes peaceful causeless happiness arrives within you automatically.