Poem: Peril of Pride
In his latest poem, Sadhguru asks which is the greatest folly - pride, anger, hate or greed. Sadhguru details the destructive nature of each, and concludes, "Pride is the/ Maya, the delusion of life./ Refinement of ignorance."
 
 
 
 

Peril of Pride

Of anger, hate, greed and Pride
which is a greater folly
Anger for sure will make
you burn and cause distress
or death to the other. Hate
surrogate of anger, more
overt and consuming but
a child of anger. Greed
seems to have nothing to do
with the above two but breeds
anger and hate towards all
that thwart the insatiable
fire of greed. As there is not
anything that can fulfill the
gastronomy of greed.
Pride though looks pretty
and makes one perky
takes the pride of place
in destroying all possibilities
of human kind. As it is
the pride that sets one
upon a perch that deceives
Reality. A perch that
makes unreal real and the
Truth into Untruth
Anger, hate and greed
need the theater of Pride
to play. Pride is a crown
of thorns that makes
one perceive even pain as
pleasure. Pride is the
Maya, the delusion of life.
Refinement of ignorance
Is not Enlightenment.

Love & Grace

 
 
 
 
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3 years 9 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru Read it over and over again and shared it with my colleagues ..... "refinement of ignorance is not enlightenment' Thank you for that profound poetry. Liked it immensly.

3 years 9 months ago

Wow ! Namaskaram Sadhguru , incredible !!

3 years 9 months ago

Namaskaram sadhguru,

More profound, every time you read it, it dips one layer into understanding better what is exactly being considered as peril....

Of anger, hate, greed and Pride
.
.
Pride is a crown
of thorns that makes
one perceive even pain as
pleasure. Pride is the
Maya, the delusion of life.....

Pranams.....

3 years 9 months ago

Pride is the stickiest and shameless substance that won't let go and is a sure spoilsport while being meditative. During moments of Awareness, this thief and all it's tricks seem to be distinct and disconnected. However, when the energies are low, the ego driven mind cleverly takes over. Sadhguru, hopefully this back and forth game and turbulent tides would cease as Sadhana progresses.

3 years 9 months ago

Dev, lemme just know Thee, and never any of those four.

3 years 9 months ago

Sadhguru self image which gave moments of joy over-passed the survival process, Inner Engineering is such a boon , today even bowing down to you seems small.

3 years 9 months ago

"Anger, hate and greed

need the theater of Pride

to play."

Pull down the stage and the actors will come down with it.... :D Wish I could let you break it for me...

3 years 9 months ago

Manoj, I wish you great success with your sadhana. Probably I should also tell you, to remember not to cling in expectation for the fruit :-), but simply do the sadhana. I feel somehow in the same boat, so I understand very well what you're saying. This article has great insights in it. I have deep gratitude for it, and for Sadhguru's constant support. Pranam.

3 years 9 months ago

Love you Sadguru ! Without your advice, it seems everyone would have been lost.

3 years 9 months ago

"Refinement of ignorance"....... hahahahhaaa..... Vimalgit...... <3

3 years 9 months ago

Wonderful So clear, Thank you so very much, Wow! Such a gentle Kick in the right Place. blessings My Guru! Blessings Isha!

3 years 9 months ago

Thank you, Dorin. Pranam

3 years 9 months ago

Anger, hate and greed
Three black gems we can do without
These our lives poison feed
And cause such misery all around.............

"Pride is a crown of thorns that makes one perceive...........Pleasure". What a hard hitting and true statement from Sadhguru. But we have billions of fools walking around with that crown, stiff and unwilling to change. What a tragedy !

Humble pranams to Sadhguru

3 years 9 months ago

Pranams Sadhguru Thank you so much