But money is not a good thing. It suppresses the mind. When the mind rules, it creates its own happiness. But, when wealth takes over the task of gathering pleasures, there is nothing for the mind to do. Where formerly there was happiness of the mind, now possessions usurp that space. Instead of happiness, one acquires nothing but things.
from “The Gift of Sight” in She: Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore (2004), translated by Joyasree Mukerji