You need to be aware of your shortcomings and love them, then you can gradually turn them into advantages. If you deny and hate yourself – it will create an inferiority complex, fear, and a lot of problems.
Man is not light or darkness; man is the boundary between light and darkness. The main virtue of the guardian of borders is impartiality, justice and service to the law. The border simultaneously serves both light and dark, separating and connecting them.
Stupidity perfectly overcomes fear, so living in fear is so stupid and they do not hear the voice of reason, and it is difficult to exhorting their calling to virtue, for fear is of the devil, and the meaning of the words stupid to understand hard great.
The secret lies in the balance. Everything should be well and mutually balanced. Nothing should be prevailing (on the global scale ). All things should be interrelated in a never-ending struggle with each other. There should be no triumph of good over evil because when good prevails over evil, it becomes evil too.
But still. What is to be done so that money wouldn't turn its owner into a demon.
There's a classical solution, an ancient one. Feed your demon with virtues and good deeds. This kind of feeding will sate the demon and prevent him from swallowing your soul.
Feed your demon with virtues and he'll be sated not to eat your sinful soul.
Some naive fool may ask me what one should feed the demon and save the soul for. As one may leave the soul so that the demon can eat it...
It's easy for a rich person to be noble and virtuous as this person has enough time and money to donate. And it's not easy for someone poor as every minute is precious and every coin is for bread. Once a poor person loses a minute or a coin, it can be compared to some stock market crash when billionaires lose their billions.
Humility is when you, having achieved your goal, refuse it, because it is your movement, and the Apple tree should distribute its fruits to people and animals. In General, if I get the Nobel prize, will have to spend on virtuous and charitable purposes.
I got no advantages as I'm a person full of disadvantages.
But I can be a good background so that you will feel yourself a totally good person and get excited with your own superiority. Having become overwhelmed with sticky joy, you'll be happy as a pink pig in shit.
P.S. A bit later it occurred to me that a superhelpless person is close to becoming superhelpful. Thus, person full of disadvantages should only take one step to gain all advantages.
Every person is potentially great. However, this greatness is often hidden under a thick layer of personal faults and insignificance. Thus, if a person takes a shovel and digs up some personal merits, this person will always get the chance to find personal greatness.
The story of John and the Beanstalk is about getting quickly to heaven if you are smart and virtuous but there are some nuances to it. Heaven is inhabited by giants – they are big, strong and they eat people. Are you sufficiently strong and smart to resist those who are a hundred times bigger than you? Maybe you should get stronger and grow up a bit, first?
All sins and virtues the closer to a person, the stronger and more significant. Love begins with love for yourself and your family and then to the far. Lying begins with lying to yourself and your loved ones. In other words, he who does not love himself and his loved ones, he who lies to himself and his loved ones, will be the first to go to hell, because his sin is the most terrible.
Hinduism realized the concept that God is everything and within the paradigm of equality of the virtuous created millions of Gods. Now everyone has his piece of God, now everyone has his place in life, his meaning in life. In fact, we are talking about the body of God and us, people, millions of cells, where everyone has to do their job and not to meddle in someone else's.