Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06, Text 22
We often presume that to become happy, we need lots of wealth. However, the pursuit of wealth as a source of happiness inevitably frustrates us due to one of the three Us:
1. Unattainable: We may crave and strive to acquire lots of wealth, but due to external difficulties or internal deficiencies, we may not attain it despite lifelong endeavor.
2. Unsustainable: Even if we do attain it, we cannot sustain it for long. It will definitely be ripped away from us at the time of death — and possibly even before that by forces beyond our control.
3. Unreliable: Even while wealth stays by our side, it cannot be relied upon to protect us from sources of misery like relationship ruptures, incurable diseases, and death of loved ones. Even when these calamities don’t befall us, wealth and the things it can buy rarely retain their charm for long. Their charm, which is almost irresistible as long as we don’t have them, soon fades off after we get them and leaves us pining for more.