The proud, i.e. egoism, arrogance whether may be of knowledge, family pedigree, caste position-rank- prestige works like terrorist in the field of true faith on religion.
The egoism is that black night of ’ Ainavashya’ (15″‘ day of the dark lunar month) which surrounds the right path by darkness. Whenever the pride flourishes in the human being, he loses his spirit, i.e. does not give hearing to anybody. I le makes himself aloof from himself because of his stubbornness.
The one who is egoistic, that very is an arrogant proud person. The one who rides on the elephant of pride, he does not place foot on the earth. He falls on such a pit where no one is found for taking him out. The salvation path is not arduous like the edge of the sword.
It is delicate, soft like the petal of the rose flower, which joins, not breaks it in many pieces. In fact, the knowledge which takes us across the world, that very is the right knowledge, that drowns us in the world, that is not knowledge,that is, in fact, egoism. The rope gets burnt but its twist does not disappear. The same is the case with egoism of which the strut never burns, i.e. false pride remain as it is.
Well, the fire of the egoism, precisely, does burn others as well as the egoist himself and reduces him to ashes, burning in that. The knowledge repels egoism of our inner-self, spreads light removinng the darkness.
If an ordinary person happens to come before us then welcome him smilingly, behaving him with ownness. If any one comes to quarrel then embrace him with affection. If anyone comes to mix bitterness then cause him to eat sugar-candy. The knowledge of word” is not knowledge. Where there is patience, endurance modesty, that very is the right knowledge.
There are two qualities- pride at id self-respect. We should nevei be arrogant/proud. There is no pride in self-respect. The pride works like paralysis. There is no hold in the stiffness (strut). When you will bow down only then you will be able to get up.
II one wants to climb on the peak then he will have to bend. I lence, the self (soul) cannot be03 >realised without bowing down in the inner depth. Precisely bow ing down is the conduct.
When this body which always remains unseparated from us, d(es not go w’i th us in the next world (after death), it is left behind here only, then w ho the learned can tell about family members, son. grandson, etc. that they will remain w ith him?
No body can tell .Just as a thoughful person knows the arms as different from the senth. similarly he knows the soul as different from the body.
Just as the carpenter peels the wood w ith the adze and when it becomes blunt he sharpens it on the stone and changes its handle, if it becomes decrepit, similarly, the devotee sings devotional songs and does the work of social service with the body.
He also nurtures it providing it suitable food and clothes but when this body becomes obstructive instead of being helpful in the w’orks like eulogizing the supreme God, then regarding it useless, becomes indifferent towards it.
Live making yourself as right knowledge rising above the right knowledge.The right knowledge of scriptures is meant for right faith and right conduct. The scripture is not religion, it is the carrier of religion and after being self as right knowledge, the other authoritative evidences rae not needed.