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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Tarnished Vices

We alone should be responsible in steering out own path to success. This is very simple if we follow the path avoiding the ugly lanes of seven vices. Pride, Envy, Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Lust.
Wrath is the vice that one needs to control.
Why do we get angry?
 We normally get angry when things don’t go our way; it’s when there is rejection and disappointment.
But yes! This can be avoided if we keep no expectation from our loved ones and take life as it comes along. There should not be any bitterness and hatred in our life. We have no right to dislike people for what they do. We have to understand their priorities and their limitations. The worst thing that we do is to gossip and tarnish people’s image. Talking about people’s character is not our business. There is no right and no wrong. Everybody has a reason for doing the thing they need to do and if they have no time for us, then accept it and move on. We have to respect people’s privacy and be sure that the person will come around when they realize that we need them.
It’s our nagging that spoils our relationship.
Like a fool, we look for happiness everywhere, in material things, and in people around us. Do we find it?
If it was out there, then nobody would complain of discomfort and fears. Maybe we are looking in wrong places.
Of all the vices, I have realized that pride is the last one to go. This is the most difficult vice to give up and exits only when we stop thinking about what people will say.
Today I got this message in my cell that says:
Ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me doing? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And the most important what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself a big question, is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Is this message about being judgmental?
Why should our behavior be based on what others are thinking about us?
We spend too much of our time thinking of the ways to fit into a groove. Join various groups, clubs, kitty parties, spiritual gathering, etc. We are desperate to belong somewhere. We just don’t know how to spend the time with ourselves.
We don't realize that being with one self is the bliss. There is no hatred, no anger and no lust.
There is an inner peace.
 How many times have we heard this cliché: We have come empty handed and shall go empty handed too.
True, we came empty handed but we will not go empty handed. 
When we go we shall take our name and our karma with us. It’s the moral values that we have to live by, cleansing ourselves every day, living by our principles and ideology.
Only we alone can make our self happy, rest all is a mirage with which we fool ourselves.

Other bloggers who shared this theme on 7 vices can be traced to GBE2


  1. Powerful post! I have copied that message, it is worth keeping

  2. Wow, this made me ponder. great post Pushpa. We learn something everyday.

    1. Thank you so much, glad u liked it :)

  3. Well done and certainly thought provoking.


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