Humanity, soul and freedom

Freedom and Wisdom

How common is humanity amongst humans in the present? If we go with the nature of human beings, acting with humanity confers freedom.

” 01. Have confidence and patience. If there is no confidence, there cannot be patience. These two are united.

02. Have consideration and give pardon and be tolerant of all the difficulties and awkwardness and faults of others, so that you provide them with space, and in due course, when they see there is no reaction, they may learn something better which you hold very dear to yourself.

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05. Cleanliness of body and mind. One has to learn to clean one’s body, one’s mind and one’s heart, and for that one has to find a system through a teacher.

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09. The truth. There is only one truth about anything; there can’t be two different truths about the same subject. Everybody in the world is hankering for truth, but it happens that people want their particular brand of truth, they are not eager or ready to accept that there can be something different. One may be right or wrong, and then rationalisation is necessary. So the truth is important not only for people in highly developed and cultured society; the need is everywhere; but somehow people like to serve their own ends through their own concept of truth.

10. One should not get agitated under any circumstances. There may be occasions when a hard line is necessary, usually for the sake of education, but taking a hard line is not necessarily getting agitated. One can tell the difference between righteous agitation or wrong agitation. If one is wrongly agitated, one cannot take right action, so this has to be avoided. ”
Sanatan Dharma, Good Company

“When the soul contemplates is herself and by herself then she passes into another world, the region of purity, and eternity, and immortality, and unchangeableness, which are her kindred and with them she ever lives, when she is by herself and is not let or hindered; then she ceases from her erring ways, and being in communion with the unchanging is unchanging. And this state of soul is called wisdom.”

Plato: Phaedo 79

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