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Protection

If I don’t know the enemy, I will be poorly equipped to protect myself. Anger, greed, ego, lust, attachment are the enemy in myself and in others.

Published: 23rd April 2014 08:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2014 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

If I don’t know the enemy, I will be poorly equipped to protect myself. Anger, greed, ego, lust, attachment are the enemy in myself and in others. If I can’t protect myself, who will? Not to know the value of thoughts, or to move through life without an aim, is ignorance. This is another kind of enemy.To say: Things are okay as they are means that I have not yet recognised my ignorance nor my need for protection.

The non-violent battle I have set out to win is of overcoming the vices. Spirituality playing itself out as virtue and wisdom in my life is my sword. And my protection.

Excerpts from the book Companion of God by Dadi Janki, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

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