The concept of the pursuit of treasure is a long-standing philosophy embedded deeply in the minds of humanity. Everyone is waiting for their ship to come in, to obtain their inheritance, win the lottery.
Intrinsically there is nothing wrong with the desire for abundance. Note that we did not say finance or wealth. Abundance is provided in many ways. It comes through all the aspects and energies of physical existence. It permeates the subtlety of your daily living and fills your cups of desire with generous portions of your wishes.
Yet humanity struggles in obtaining that which they already have, all the abundance they need. As a result, greed and avarice are born. The difference between greed and the honest desire for abundance is very subtle. But its consequences are profoundly different.
Abundance is the acknowledgement, the participation and the confidence that there is an eternal flow of everything you need.
Greed is born of the belief that there is a limited amount of abundance available, and because of that fear, flow is limited. The result is that the more you seek to attain, the more you lose. Although while firmly grounded in the concept of abundance, you are unafraid for when you pass to your neighbor that which you have, you are confident that you will receive what you need.
That is the difference between abundance and greed. Abundance is based upon an infinite supply. Greed is based upon a finite supply.