Gluttony

Year of issue:2024
Metal:Silver
Purity:999.9
Weight:2 oz
Dimensions:40.13 x 25.07 x 7.5 mm
Finish:Antiqued
Additional:Colouring, Engraving
Certificate:Yes
Box:Yes
Mintage:500 pieces

DESCRIPTION

The concept of the cardinal sin of gluttony appears in various religions, primarily in Christianity, but it also has parallels in other traditions.

Here is how anger is understood and dealt with in different religious contexts:

  • Christianity: In the Christian tradition, gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins, representing excess in the consumption of food and drink. This sin is considered a form of selfishness and lack of self-control, diverting attention from higher values and virtue. Christian texts warn that gluttony can lead to other vices, such as sloth and lust. In Christianity, moderation and fasting are emphasised as spiritual practices to combat gluttony and strengthen personal discipline.
  • Islam: In Islam, gluttony is seen as a reprehensible behaviour. The Qur’an and Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) teach that Muslims should be moderate in their food consumption and not overindulge. Fasting is encouraged, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, as a means of developing self-control and empathy for the less fortunate. Excessive eating is considered a hindrance to physical and spiritual health, and believers are encouraged to eat with moderation and gratitude.
  • Judaism: In Judaism, gluttony is also viewed negatively. The Torah and other rabbinic texts promote moderation and self-control in all aspects of life, including food consumption. Fasting practices and observance of dietary laws (kashrut) are valued as ways of maintaining spiritual discipline and purity. Excessive eating is seen as a form of indulgence that can distract individuals from their spiritual and moral duties.
  • Buddhism: In Buddhism, gluttony is considered one of the forms of ‘tanha’ (craving or desire) that can lead to suffering. Buddhist teachings emphasise the importance of moderation and detachment from sensory pleasures, including overeating. The practice of meditation and mindfulness helps Buddhists develop self-control and avoid overindulgence. The middle way (Mahayana) promotes balance and moderation in all aspects of life.

In all these traditions, gluttony is seen as a harmful excess to be avoided through moderation, self-control and spiritual practices such as fasting and meditation to promote physical and spiritual well-being.

This design has been handmade (not AI) by the Asturmint project team, this has been the design process:

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