Possessions are an obstacle to liberation

Possessions are an obstacle to liberation
The more a person possesses in worldly wealth the more he may be unhappy and the more likely he is to commit sin, both physically and mentally.
According to Mahavira every living being (soul) due to its ignorance is in bondage of karmic atoms since eternity. These karmic atoms are continuously accumulated by our good or bad deeds.
Under the influence of karma, the soul is habituated to seek pleasures in materialistic belongings and possessions. This is the deep-rooted cause of self-centered violent thoughts, deeds, anger, hatred, greed, and such other vices.
These result in further accumulation of bad karmas.