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1. The pride of goodness, is the root of evil.

2. By renouncing selfishness and pride, one attains saintliness.

3. Pride in our intellect, prevents the words of scriptures
(Sastras) and saints, to remain adn last in the inner faculty.

4. Whatever is special about a particular class, race, stage in life
etc., is for the service of others, not for pride and vanity.

5. As much pride as you take in your goodness, that much evil will
be created. Therefore be good, but do not be proud and egoistic
about your goodness.

6. Knowledge frees (liberates), but pride of that knowledge leads
to hell.

7. In acquiring worldly objects, one can become proud, but in
attaining God, pride can never arise; rather pride is entirely and
in every way wiped out.

8. Without giving up selfishness and pride, man cannot become most
excellent and great.

9. Where there is pride of race, nationality, family lineage, class
etc., there the presence of devotion is very difficult; because
devotion takes place in the Self (swayam), not through the body.
But class, race, nationality, lineage etc. is of the body, and not
of the Self.

10. So long as there is selfish and pride, till that time, there
cannot be love for anyone.

11. A proud person serves less, but he feels he has served much
more. But a humble person does not realize much, but is able to
serve a lot more.

12. An intelligent person’s vanity, arises from his foolishness.

13. That which is one’s own, does not make one vain, and that which
is not one’s own, there is no pride and vanity in that as well.
Vanity comes from that which is not one’s own, but it is assumed to
be one’s own.

14. Whatever is known, assuming it to be complete knowledge and by
being proud, man becomes an atheist. By not being content with what
is known and to become uneasy with the non-existence of knowledge,
man becomes an “enquirer”, a seeker.

15. That organization, community, creed, ideology, scripture,
person etc., that stresses upon renunciation of selfishness and
pride, they are extra-ordinary. Whereas, where there is
predominance of pride and selfishness, they are drawn down and
wretched.

From “Drops of Nectar” in English pg 7 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

For full online discourses in Hindi, please visit Swami
Ramsukhdasji’s website. http://www.swamiramsukhdasji.org

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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