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Humility, Wisdom & Liberation

The ultimate pursuit of human life, according to Vedic texts, is Moksha. Loosely the word could be translated as Liberation in English, although its way complex than that.

Vedic scriptures suggest that “There is no man stronger than one who is humble. That’s because an humble man, renouncing self, yields to Moksha – the ultimate goal.”

A prayer in the Vedas says “Come and dwell in us…” All is comprised in these words. Men have all that they require – if only – wisdom dwells in them. Therefore to imbibe the nectar of wisdom we must do just one thing: diminish ourselves in order to make place for wisdom. As soon as a man has diminished himself, Wisdom enters and dwells in him. Therefore in order to have all that is needful to us, we ought first humble ourselves.

The more deeply man penetrates into self, and the more insignificant he appears to himself and therefore higher he rises towards Moksha.

He whose heart is pure and without any trace of pride, he who is humble, constant and simple, who looks upon every living being as his friend and loves every soul as his own, he who treats every creature with equal tenderness and love, he who would do good and has abandoned vanity – in his heart dwells the wisdom of life.

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