Fragrance of virtues 2

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             Value

Anti-value

 Thought  

        Result

 

purity, honesty, humility  ego

I know  

I am

 arrogance inflexibility

 controlling others

 

peace, inner silenice, internal integrity   anger  I expect

   force aggression

 

 wisdom, detachment & self confidence attachment    I own  mine

lack of self confidence, possesing, jealousy

 

 love, respect & freedom lust I desire

 exploration, abuse,  emotionality, dependence

 

 happpiness, generosity, & joy       greed

I want

I need

emptyness, wanting, unsatisfaction

 

from the book by Anthony Strano

 

Peace

Politeness

 


Determination

Before starting any task, first of all,
sow the seed of a determined thought.

Especially if you have self-doubts or feel that the task
is too difficult for you, think: ‚I can do it.’ ‚I am capable.’
‚Anything is possible if I put my mind to it.’

Determination is the key to success.
So, use that determined thought to propel you forward.

5 Moral Evils… Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh & Ahankaar

Kaam: refers to lust and illegitimate sex. It is one of the greatest evils that tempts people away from God. It makes an individual weak-willed and unreliable. Normal sexual relationship as a house-holder is not restricted in any way. But sex against the will of the partner is taboo, as it can cause unlimited sorrows.

Krodh: is anger and needs to be controlled. A person overcome by ‚krodh’ loses his balance of mind and becomes incapable of thinking. ‚krodh’ takes a person away from God as hatred has no place in any religious practice.

Lobh: means greed, a strong desire to possess what rightfully belongs to others. It makes an individual selfish and self-centred. It takes a person away from his religious and social duties. A person can become blind with greed if an effort to control the desire for unlimited possessions is not made.

Moh: refers to the strong attachment that an individual has to worldly possessions and relationships. It blurs the perspective of a human being and makes him narrow minded. It deviates a person from his moral duties and responsibilities and leads him towards a path of sin.

Ahankar: means false pride due to one’s possessions, material wealth, intelligence or powers. It gives an individual a feeling that he is superior to others and therefore they are at a lower level than him. It leads to jealousy, feelings of enmity and restlessness amongst people.

 

8 VIRTUES TO COMBAT THE 5 EVILS

Wisdom (gyan): is the complete knowledge of a set of religious principles. It can be achieved by hearing good, thinking good and doing good. A man of wisdom tries to achieve a high moral standard in his life and interaction with others. According to me, the first steps to wisdom is to consider oneself as an ignorant person who has to learn a lot in life.

Truthful Living (sat): This is more than ‚truth’. It means living according to the way of God i.e. the thoughts should match the words that a person speaks and his actions should also match his words. Truthful living brings a person closer to God.

Justice (niaon): means freedom and equal opportunities for all. Respect for the rights of others and strict absence of attempts to exploit a fellow being.

Temperance (santokh): means self control which has to be developed through meditation and prayers. An individual has to banish evil thoughts from his mind by constantly repeating Gods name and reciting prayers. Torture to the body to develop self-control is not advocated in our religion.

Patience (dhiraj): implies a high level of tolerance and empathy for others. It requires control over ones ego and willingness to overlook another’s weakness or mistakes. A person should be strong willed, but kind hearted.

Courage (himmat): means bravery i.e. absence of fear. It is the ability to stake ones life for ones convictions and for saving others from injustice or cruelty.

Humility (namarta): is a deliberate denial of pleasure at one’s own praise and admiration. It means underplaying ones own strengths and respecting the abilities of others. It is the antidote to ‚ahankar’.

Contentment (sabar): means refraining from worldly fears and submitting oneself to the will of God. The typical worldly fears can be fear of death, poverty, disrespect and defeat

 

Łagodność

Gdyby drzewa miały dusze, wartość która najbardziej pasowałaby do nich byłoby łagodność. Łagodna osoba to nie znaczy ktoś nie ma siły, tego, kto  zna swoją siłę i może zapewnić schronienie. Łagodność nie przejawia się przeszkadzaniem lub wymieraniem nacisku. Są dusze, które są takie jak drzewami, ogromne w swoim myśleniu a mimo to całkowicie łagodne. 

Gentleness

If trees had souls, the quality most attributable to them would be gentleness. Gentleness is not a lack of strength but a quality which doesn’t disturb, doesn’t push, yet knows its power and can provide shelter. There are souls who are like tress, enormous in their thinking and yet completely gentle.

Constancy

There is a part of you that is perfect and pure. It is untouched by the less than perfect characteristics you’ve acquired by living in a less than perfect world. It is filled with divine qualities, so is in a constant state of resourcefulness and well-being. Its total absence of conflict and negativity of any sort makes this part of you a Still-Point…a deep, enriching experience of Silence. Make time to practice reaching this inner place of Silence. It will bring you untold benefit.

Acceptance is the secret of contentment. Appreciation is the secret of happiness.

Courage

Do not become discouraged in the face of adversity. Understand that the bigger the heart, the bigger the obstacles it is asked to accomodate.

Accuracy        

Good Wishes

Appreciation  

Honesty

Benevolence 

Humility

Carefree 

Introversion

Cheerfulness 

Lightness

Cleanliness 

Maturity

Contentment 

Mercy

Cooperation     

Obedience

Courage 

Observation

Detachment 

Patience

Determination

Politeness

Discipline 

Purity

Easiness 

Royalty

Egolessness 

Self Confidence

Energetic 

Simplicity

Farsightedness 

Sweetness

Fearlessness 

Tiredlessness

Generosity 

Tolerance