Year of issue:2024
Weight:2 oz
Dimensions:40.13 x 25.07 x 7.5 mm
Additional:Colouring, Engraving
Mintage:500 pieces


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

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

  • Christianity: In Christianity, sloth is one of the seven deadly sins. It is considered a vice because it implies an unwillingness to work or to fulfil personal, professional and spiritual responsibilities. Sloth refers not only to physical neglect, but also to spiritual indifference, which manifests itself in a lack of devotion and personal growth in faith. This sin can lead to neglect of obligations to God and the community, negatively affecting the individual’s spiritual life.
  • Judaism: In Judaism, sloth is seen as an obstacle to fulfilling mitzvot (commandments) and ethical and religious responsibilities. Jewish tradition values diligence and effort in Torah study and the practice of good deeds. Laziness is considered a lack of discipline and an impediment to living a virtuous and fulfilling life. Rabbinic texts warn against laziness, emphasising the importance of hard work and dedication to God and the community.
  • Islam: In Islam, sloth is condemned because it goes against the principles of effort and diligence expected of a good Muslim. The Qur’an and Hadith (sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad) encourage believers to work hard, be productive and fulfil their duties towards God, family and society. Laziness is considered a form of negligence that can lead to failure in fulfilling religious obligations, such as daily prayers and fasting during Ramadan, as well as social and family responsibilities.
  • Buddhism: In Buddhism, sloth is seen as an obstacle on the path to enlightenment. It is considered one of the five fetters (nīvaraṇa) that impede spiritual progress. Laziness and apathy hinder the practice of meditation and the observance of Buddhist precepts. Buddhist teachings emphasise the need for diligence and constant effort (vīrya) in the search for truth and liberation from suffering. Overcoming laziness is essential for developing the concentration and wisdom needed on the Dharma path.

In all these traditions, sloth is seen as an impediment to personal and spiritual growth. The importance of diligence, effort and responsibility in daily life and in fulfilling religious and ethical obligations is emphasised. Laziness affects not only individual well-being, but also the relationship with the divine and the community.

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