Shadripu

Shadripu

(Six enemies)
Man has six enemies within him and they have to be overcome first. Eliminate them; at least keep them under control if you want to preserve the quality of your life. 1. kaama - Lust. The tsunami #1. Lust is not harmful if you can apreciate why God has given this bonding grace for a loving family. 2. krodha - Anger. Sages have lost puNya earned over years of tapasyaa by yielding to anger and hurling curses. Our stock of punya is minimal and we have to prserve it. Discipline in life can control anger. NOTE : The Geetaa asks us to resist steep rise of both lust and anger. Moderation in both is possible and permissible. 3.mada - Pride. Money, chamchaas and health are not lasting. Enjoy them and share with others. Pride over their possession is harmful. 4. moha - Delusion. Love of God never fails you. Love of earthly possessions leads to delusion and consequent destruction of the very fabric of life. 5. lobha - Greed. Most commonly found, a silent killer. 6. matsara : Jealousy. Happiness does not lie in possessions. Why feel jealous of others who possess more? If happiness were to come with money, the rich should be a happy lot. This is not true. Always remember the poem - Miller on tne Dee. "No lark more blithe than him."

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