Money and Land In Guru Gobind Singh's Bachittar Natak (the Wondrous Play), amidst recounting tales of internal conflict amongst his ancestors, he pauses to reflect on the broader causes of war: ਧਨ ਅਰ ਭੂਮਿ ਪੁਰਾਤਨ ਬੈਰਾ ॥ ਜਿਨ ਕਾ ਮੂਆ ਕਰਤ ਜਗ ਘੇਰਾ ॥ Conflict over money and land is age-old, They have besieged and devastated the globe ਮੋਹ ਬਾਦ ਅਹੰਕਾਰ ਪਸਾਰਾ ॥ ਕਾਮ ਕ੍ਰੋਧ ਜੀਤਾ ਜਗ ਸਾਰਾ ॥੩੪॥ Spread through arrogance and attachment, Desire and anger have overwhelmed the whole world. ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥ ਧੰਨਿ ਧੰਨਿ ਧਨ ਕੋ ਭਾਖੀਐ ਜਾ ਕਾ ਜਗਤੁ ਗੁਲਾਮੁ ॥ We should say to Wealth - "Blessed, blessed!" The entire world is its slave ਸਭ ਨਿਰਖਤ ਯਾ ਕੌ ਫਿਰੈ ਸਭ ਚਲ ਕਰਤ ਸਲਾਮ ॥੩੫॥ Everyone places their gaze on it while roaming They all journey to salute it. Bachittar Natak (Wondrous Play), Chapter 2 Painting by Francisco Goya (1746–1828), entitled: Esto es peor (This is worse). This is one image of many from Goya's series on Disasters of War. [[Dasam Guru Granth Sahib/Dasam]] ![[1596px-Prado_-_Los_Desastres_de_la_Guerra_-_No._37_-_Esto_es_peor.jpg]]