There is no evil in money, scholarship, knowledge or intelligence. But evil arises from activities that one performs using them. Pure water has no colour. Poured into a black bottle, it appears black. Poured into a red bottle, it appears red. Water has not become red or black; colour of the bottle makes the difference. When money, scholarship, cleverness and intelligence are possessed by persons in whom rajas (passion, emotion, outgoing nature) is dominant, they promote hatred, ambition and lust. When possessed by persons in whom tamas (sloth, dullness, conceit) is dominant, they promote miserliness, greed and envy. When possessed by persons in whom Satwa (equanimity, balance, purity) is dominant, they promote love, compassion, urge to serve, the unity of all mankind and world peace. The sublimation of your character to Satwais the duty that everyone owes to themselves. This is the path, the real goal. You must ceaselessly tread the path and reach the goal.