Spending, Less on Oneself and More on Others, Has Moral Overtones
A couplet of Urdu, stuck in my memory since school times, states that Humans are created for sympathizing with each other and Not for praying God as He has already created countless angles who are continuously praying Him.
Spending is the best way to sympathize with the needy. Persons falling sick need to provided with medicines and suitable food. Earthquake victims need help in a large scale. In the first place the need tentage villages. In the second place, they will need their rehabilitation through the reconstruction of houses, hospitals and schools.
Spending Less on Oneself is a Must, if you intend to maximize your capacity to render help to others. For this you will have to adopt a very simple life style. Otherwise if you take up a luxurious life style, you will be unable to save money to help others.
Spending, Less on Oneself and More on Others, Has Moral Overtones. The quality is called altruism. This if first and foremost virtue inculcated by all religions. This is crux of morality i.e. taking pains for the comforts of others. Feeling empathy for the victims of a disease like cancer, a calamity like flood, catastrophe like an earthquake or tsunami or erupting of volcanoes, an epidemic like bird flu, an accident like destruction of Titanic is all out of milk of human kindness.
All this fulfills one dimension of heaven that is brought forth by the optimization of relationships. As you know proper relationship maximizes the happiness that is how have heavenly pleasures on this globe.