De bron van menselijk lijden is trots. Totdat de mens zijn trots overwint, is hij gedoemd te lijden.
Kijkend naar het leven, realiseerde ik me, dat er geen andere oorzaak is van menselijk lijden dan trots en angst, en er is geen andere remedie voor hen dan nederigheid en liefde.
Arrogance is the desire to dominate love. God is love, and the arrogant who wants love wants to dominate it. The arrogant are ready for all kinds of ingenuities to lure the weak and the avid into the mousetrap.
Arrogance is one’s negation of and dissociation from God. God wishes unity with man and the arrogant one wishes freedom. “I am my own God”, said the Arrogant one, forgetting that his soul and body are God and the world around him is God too. What is the arrogant one? – Nothing.
According to the serpent, they say, knowledge opens the path to paradise, but all those pursuing this path go to hell. Ironically, both knowledge and truth lead to paradise, but human arrogance transforms paradise into hell.
RNA should correspond to DNA, otherwise it’s arrogance. RNA’s resignation to DNA will allow intelligence to have an objective view of things in order to either use what is available for the good of the cause or to improve its DNA.
Life is a paradox, a combination of incompatible things, a fusion of chaos and order, of truth and lie, of Yin and Yang. Resignation is what makes a paradox possible. Arrogance is what cuts the Gordian knot with its sword and kills life.
A scarab is the metaphor of Sisyphus. The only difference between Sisyphus and the beetle is that the scarab resigned itself to life and enjoys it whereas Sisyphus hypocritically refuses to admit he is a dorbeetle.
You have a headache because you do not know what to do and suffer from uncertainty. This is all arrogance’s fault: if it were not for it, you would seek guidance from intelligent people and might have solved all your problems by now.
Parents who, in their arrogance, wish to attain immortality, try to turn their children into clones, thus killing their personality. As a result, clones are usually flawed and much worse than the original, which makes such parents terribly mad.
The essence of vices and sins is to make a person run along the circle of his vices, grow weak, fall and resign himself to reality, thus overcoming his arrogance. Where, having resigned himself to reality, the person falls on the ground, the grain of his soul will germinate and, finally, that person will start doing what he had to do from the very beginning, i.e., start growing.
A person’s psyche is formed by his parents. If, due to their ignorance and viciousness, these parents programmed their child in a flawed manner, he will suffer and be afflicted all his life. To get rid of the original sin, you need to discredit your parents and cut ties with them. This way, all convictions they conveyed to you will be destroyed too. The same method can be used to destroy convictions such as “narcissism”, “the inferiority complex”, “arrogance”, “I’m special”, “vanity”, “avarice”, “I’m worthless”, “self-criticism” and so on.
The second name of the sin of arrogance is avarice, and the third one is fear. The arrogant always crave for love. The arrogant starve for love and are mortally afraid that there will not be enough of it for them.
Do I care if you love me, if you like me? – I do not. I serve the truth, and those who want to be loved are idolaters, steeped in the sin of arrogance. I do not care about sinners’ love that brings nothing but sufferings.
Why would God be looking for? IT's everywhere... HE is around... he is inside... You are God... I am God... God can be looked at, God can be admired, ...God can be studied... And to seek God is pride, lies, and blindness..
To demand love from those you don't love yourself is a mortal sin of pride. However, to demand love-in principle a sin, but just most people are lonely and their feelings will be mutual. To molest those who have enough love for themselves is a terrible crime.
You should separate your desires and expectations. Your desire to get exactly what you expect is pride. We live in a world where probability theory works. This world is a game. You have to hope for the best, but to demand a good deal from every hand is stupid and arrogant. Statistically successful can be no more than 38% of the hands, and then, if you do not miss them out of fear.
Love creates a great temptation to pride. You say you have served your love for 20 years, and these people are only a year old, so you are taller and better than them. This is pride. Remember the parable about the owner of the vineyard who paid all his employees the same, regardless of when they started working. Love is a constant. It is always and everywhere unchanged. When you try to love more or less, you break the commandment "do not judge" and fall into pride.
You are angry at imperfection. This is stupid. Everything is perfect in this world, but there is no limit to perfection. Uniqueness is what distinguishes one perfection from another. Your desire to make all perfections equal is pride, the source of all your suffering.
Both a grain of sand and a worm are quite standard and perfect. Don't you agree?" You want to judge? Do you want to compare one perfection with another perfection, deciding which one is better? Well, then welcome to hell ...Judging God is sin and pride. God does not like to be judged, very much.
Pride is contempt for imperfection. It seems to pride that things are imperfect and that they must become perfect. Pride despises those who do not strive for perfection. Pride judges things. He considers some things more perfect than others. Pride thinks itself a judge. Pride thinks it has the right to decide what can and cannot be lived. What to release energy, and what should die of hunger. What is beautiful and what is not.
Dichotomous black-and-white thinking is the idealistic thinking of large forms. A situation where details are not visible. If you look at the smallest details, the dichotomy will disappear and people will find that the world is not black and white, and color. Together with the dichotomy will disappear pain, suffering, fear, anger, pride, etc.
It is curious that the Russian word " ignore "is very similar to the English word"ignorance". That is to ignore people is a manifestation of ignorance, cowardice and pride, which is a mortal sin, and the cause of all the suffering and misery of human life.