Pride is Harmful | The Inner Guide, Episode 3

Pride is something that occupies the mind of many people, mainly the youth. But this pride is detrimental to our life and leads to wrong actions through body, speech and mind.
The Supreme Buddha explains the downfall of being intoxicated in youth, health and life in Sukhumālasutta (AN 3.39) and Abhiṇhapaccavekkhitabbaṭhānasutta (AN 5.57). We must frequently contemplate how we are subject to old age, illness, and death, and remind ourselves that we are mortal. In this way, we may remove or reduce this pride and live with a true understanding of life.
All the things that we gather in this life are impermanent, and we will have to leave them all behind. As the Supreme Buddha taught, “Assako loko, sabbaṁ pahāya gamanīyan’ti” (MN 82) which translates to The world has no owner — you must leave everything behind and pass on.
Therefore, if you cling to money, cars, property and other materialistic things, it will only lead to suffering. So we must always try to be down-to-earth, kind, compassionate and never let pride get in our mind!

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Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, aggregates~khanda, alcohol, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, dhammapada, Enlightenment, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, jataka, jealousy, karma, kavi, killing, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, Mihintale, mindfulness~sati, Mora Paritta, Mundane Right View, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, Ratthapala Sutta, relics, respect, retreat, right speech, right view, sacred places, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sense bases, sexual misconduct, sickness, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view