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Destroyer of humility

Destroyer of humility

माणो विणयणासणो

Pride kills humility

Here pride means arrogance, not respect. As anger and love cannot survive together; similarly, arrogance and humility also cannot survive together.

The moment man shows his pride, his friendship, gentleness, humbleness etc. are crushed. He thinks himself as the greatest man and the man who considers himself as great, he yearns to hear his praise, not criticism. He believes them as his enemy who criticize him or show him his faults; he nurses aversion against them and is even prepared to kill them.

Sycophants always surround a conceited man. Flatterers falsely praise him much and high for their selfish reasons. This makes his conceit grow by leaps and bounds. Conceited man can never improve himself because one who believes himself to be full, how can he try to improve himself. Development is possible through humility only. A humble man can never be arrogant. He knows that pride destroys humility.

- Dasavaikalika Sutra 8/38

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  1. Dilip Parekh
    Dec 7, 2016 #

    मान यानि अभिमान से विनय का नाश होता है| अभिमान से पाप होता है.
    // पाप मूल अभिमान // ॐ

    विनय यानि नम्रता. विनय यानि स्विकारात्मकता. विनय यानि सरलता. विनय यानि लचीलापन. ‘मैं’पना से छुटकारा. विनय से विद्या प्राप्ति. बिना विनय कभी श्रेय पंथ नहीं मिलता. //ॐ//

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