How does ego, pride, hinder spiritual growth?

|

views

and

comments

Peace and Love

7 Comments

  1. If one is egotistical and proud, they won’t allow anyone to teach them new things. They are pretty much turned into “Know It All’s”.
    Prov. 16:18 says that “pride is before a crash”.
    Prov. 22:4 says “the result of humility is riches and glory”.
    So one would have to humble oneself in order to grow in more spirituality and become ‘spiritually’ rich.

  2. ego and pride without understanding distorts your perception and your intentions. humility is the path to understanding.
    understanding can cultivate pride and egotism, but also places checks on them.

  3. Material desires are the product of ego and material desires aren’t compatible with spirituality. You can be spiritual or you can be materialistic but not both.

  4. By disallowing the fact that there is room to grow. If I accept all my beliefs as patently true, then I stop searching for the answers.

  5. There is no spiritual growth. “Spiritual” is really a vague, undefined concept.
    Ego and pride are virtues. It’s good to believe in yourself. It’s only when you take them to extremes and think of little else besides yourself that they become harmful to your personal growth.
    (I know that “personal growth” doesn’t sound as mystical and exciting as “spiritual growth”, but it’s a more accurate term.)

Leave a Reply to Let Me Think Cancel reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share this
Tags

Zen Tea Drinking Meditation

A practitioner of Zen will tell you that everything you do should be done with a purpose, with awareness, and with intent. A Zen tea drinking meditation involves using intent and awareness in the preparation, making, and drinking of tea.

Third Eye Meditation

Often lots of people's third eye are not open because they are blocked. The third eye is a sixth chakra but connected to the first, second and third chakra's and blockages in this lower chakra's will also cause a blockage in the sixth. Oftentimes, the cause of blockages are fear and disbelief, though Tibetans and Indian yogis believe third eye is blocked for past life karma . Some people refuse to believe that they are blessed with a sixth sense while others are anxious of the images they might see once they have opened theirs.

Inner Smile Guided Meditation

Inner Smile meditation is a Taoist practice to help cleanse and purify the emotional, and psychological state of mind .

Recent articles