Enemies Of The Mind And Happiness

enemies of the mind

What can destroy our ambitions, our fortunes, our relationships—our lives? The enemies lurking inside us, the ones we face from within, the ones we’ve got to destroy before they destroy us.

The sins are a grouping and classification of vices. Behaviors or habits are classified under this category if they directly give birth to other immoralities. They’re often thought to be abuses or excessive versions of one’s natural faculties or passions.

In Christianity; called as the seven deadly sins—

  • Lust: To have an intense desire or need
  • Gluttony: Excess in eating and drinking
  • Greed: Excessive or reprehensible acquisitiveness
  • Laziness: Disinclined to activity or exertion: not energetic or vigorous
  • Wrath: Strong vengeful anger or indignation
  • Envy: Painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage
  • Pride: Quality or state of being proud

In Islam; called the seven destructive sins—

  • Associating anyone or anything in worship with the one and only deity
  • Practicing sorcery
  • Killing someone unjustly
  • Devouring the property of an orphan
  • Consuming usury
  • Fleeing from the battlefield
  • Slandering chaste women who are unaware

In Hinduism; called as the Arishadvargas

  • Kama To have an intense desire or need
  • Krodh: Bitterness and discontentment
  • Lobh: Excessive or reprehensible acquisitiveness
  • Moha: Delusory emotional attachment or temptation
  • Mada: Quality or state of being proud
  • Matsarya: Painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined

Often, we need to do things we don’t want to—in order to get the things we do. Thus, we have to stop letting seemingly external forces impact the progress we make in life. Not being able to control these enemies can lead us to depression and mental illness.

Your experiences, your perceptions, your preferences, and your beliefs create your hardships. They are your greatest enemies.

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