Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Colour of Envy.................


" Envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness," 
                                                        -- Bertrand Russel    

" The pain caused by the good fortune of others,"
                                                        -- Aristotle

" One who does not envy but is a compassionate friend to all ... such 
   a devotee is very dear to Me."
                                             - Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, 

*   Envy is known as one of the most powerful human emotions. It is one 
     of the Seven deadly sins of the Catholic Church. In the Book of Genesis
     envy is said to be the motivation behind Cain murdering Abel, as Cain
     envied Abel because God favoured Abel's sacrifice over Cain's.

*   Getting rid of envy is  crucial to salvation. In the tenth commandment,
     God forbids us from coveting our neighbour's things, woman, and
     servants, and urges us to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with
     those who weep.  Apostle Paul said, love our neighbours as ourselves.

*   In all religions and all cultures, envy is considered as sin. It's important  
     that we banish envy from our hearts, in order to achieve salvation. 

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