Good and Evil


The opposite of good is evil. It tempts us with its apparent glitter of false virtue, power and brilliant capability, and many are drawn into its error. In the battlefield of our minds we can defeat this beast; base instincts, pride, hate and egotism with its thousand heads, if we understand evil not as a conquering and degrading enemy outside, but as a power in our minds collaborating with the whole. If we know good first and follow it, constantly thinking of good then the evil will have no power and all evil appearances will fade out of our lives. Evil disappears gradually little by little as we advance through the layers of the mind to the all-pervading pure consciousness. Our temptations disappear as we progress just as shade disappears before the sun. In this way the evil we witness in the world is taken away from the devil and is made into a weapon against him, if we see it as the negative contents of our own mind causing us not to be positive all the time.
This insight is the first step to a radical change in our attitude and view of the world. This self-study teaches us to be charitable to all and gives us an understanding of others by first studying the faults in ourselves.

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