We are all seeking freedom, but from what?
From the clutches of vices. Whether we realize it or not, those vices which we sometimes look upon as our friends are really enemies which enslave us.
In Raja Yoga terms, we understand that the roots of all negativity and sorrow are the ‘vices’: ego, attachment, greed, lust and anger.
And if desires are the seed of all sorrow, then the roots, trunks, branches and twigs are the vices and all of their progeny. A seed is so tiny, and yet look how much emerges from it!
We lose our happiness because we get trapped in fear, pain and the negative emotions of the branches and the twigs. We become victims of sorrow.
It is only when we get to the real root of the vices that we can see what is actually causing our sorrow.
Envisage the scene: everyone’s personal ‘package’ of vices is being played out against others’ on this world drama stage. One person’s anger striking another’s, one person’s lust playing off another’s.
We all have vices: no one is immune To them! But why not take the time to identify your ‘greatest enemies’ and see what gives birth to what.
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