Sit quiet. Alone. Think about the seven deadly sins.
Do you have pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth?
I have. Yes, some of them. Sometimes, in the past, recent or long ago, I don’t remember now. I was an unfortunate person who suffered from the seven deadly sins.
We all did. Human beings are tricked, either by environmental or by internal circumstance and suffer from the adverse circumstance.
I ask myself a few questions. Do I know everything? The answer is NO. Self-respect goes perfectly fine. However, unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem invite trouble – that becomes a sin, according to the Christian teachings. That is pride.
According to Bhagavad Gita, don’t expect from what you are doing; you are doing nothing new; someone has done it before; somebody will do it after you. Enjoy your work. Don’t take pride in your work.
Is there any difference between greed and lust? Yes, a subtle one. It is difficult to make fine distinctions. Greed for money, lust for someone. Somebody hankers for fame! That is greed. It does not last. Lust for a man or woman does not last.
This is for today’s post. I will write again, later. On other aspects of seven deadly sins. Besides, I want your suggestions.
What is the main ingredient that can control everything in our life?
I have thought about it and I have considered many aspects at first; such as anger, such as desire, such as courage etc.
Suppose you have managed your anger or temperament; will that control other weaknesses?
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Expectations kill. It not only kills but in our modern day lifestyle, it is probably the meanest vice that make our life full of restless waves.
If I’m asked, what is your primary goal in your life, what do you want in your life, I’ll answer in negative.
I don’t want anything.
Now here is the catch. Do I really believe it?
I look upon, want to go down into my mind, and, oh my goodness, I find out just the opposite!
It is full of expectations. Though I can see, hear, walk, do other physical activities more or less, but still I want more.
What I want?
I want money, honour, success…..I’m full of pride, envy, my ego stays above everything. If I don’t get what I want, I get insulted. Anger is the meanest vice that often blurr my visions. I can’t think logically.
Where is love? Lust overpowers love.
Expectations overrule everything. I want more and more…..and never reach peace.