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Pride

pride

By Geraldo Goulart

Several philosophical-spiritual currents affirm that pride is the greatest curse that plagues humankind. It is difficult to understand this statement without reflecting on the effects of pride concerning ourselves.

Very few people admit that they are proud and when they do it, it’s like a justification for what they believe is a virtue rather than a defect. A friend of mine once confessed to me, “I never guessed that I am proud, but when I analyzed my behavior, I immediately realized reactions that even I classified as irrational, I identified myself to be a proud creature that moved in the muddy ground of vanity”.

What is observed is that with some knowledge already acquired on the subject, anyone can identify and modify, if they want to, his or her behavior, distancing themselves as much as possible from that feeling. It is true that one will not achieve immediate success in this endeavor, for we must admit it is very difficult to remove pride.

While we do not realize presence of pride in us, and if we do then we are not willing to fight to smother this from our life, because the satisfaction provided by pride. We feel pleasure in the apparent “victory” that we think we have reached by our own effort. This feeling feeds our ego, as if releasing heady massive doses of corporeal chemistry. In these moments we feel satisfied, happy, fulfilled!

This reaction induces us to be even more and more proud; we boast of our achievements and ability, because the recognition from others make us feel again that emotion and pleasure of a realization that no one else could reach.

On the other hand, when we begin to realize the futility of such recognition just for our pleasure, and when we identify ourselves to be far from deserving the merit we believe we deserve, then the realization begins to affect our self-esteem.

Our conscience, renewed, and bothered by the new knowledge acquired, lights a warning headlight

Geraldo Goulart

Geraldo Goulart

against the old feeling of pride. This awareness promotes an inner struggle because, on the one hand, the ego, remembering the already experienced pleasurable emotions, refuses to not promote another exhibitionist session. Although we realize our achievements should remain anonymous. We need to demonstrate the strength of the Spirit who seeks the path of renewal and growth and that understands the need for help to mastering the threat from the pride.

If we do not allow the still weak voice of our conscience to prevail our pride will strengthen influence of our ego. This would take us off our path to ascend in the spiritual world.

Note that the generation of our “new selves” only by acquiring new spiritual knowledge, is not easy, not even a little. We must eliminate, at every opportunity, physical satisfaction generated by the exaggerated pride, improving the moral tone that will serve as the antidote to nullify the deleterious effects from that consequence in the Spirit.

However, there is an easier and more objective way for the start of the “good fight” against pride: just admit that the origin of any positive momentum that we can show and offer does not belong to us, but – yes! – to the friends from higher. Thus, with so simple way, we learn to set aside our personalityKardec-Jesus that, in fact, is not the author of most of the good deeds that we allow ourselves to undertake.

The Book of Spirits, by Allan Kardec teaches us that pride is a powerful enemy of the spiritual evolution of man because it does not allow him to glimpse the truth but only what is in their own interest.


Below are some of the passages in The Book of Spirits which caution us about excessive pride:

Question 823 in THE BOOK OF SPIRITS:

Whence comes the desire of perpetuating one’s memory by means of funeral monuments?

“It is the last act of pride.”

– But is not the sumptuousness of funeral monuments more frequently due to the action of

relatives desirous to honour the memory of the defunct, than to the defunct himself?

“In such cases it is an act of pride on the part of relatives who desire to glorify themselves; for

assuredly it is not always for the one who is dead that all these demonstrations are made, but

rather to gratify their own vanity by making an impression on others, and to parade their

wealth. Do you imagine that the remembrance of their loved ones is less durable in the hearts

of the poor, because the latter have no flowers to lay upon their graves ? Do you imagine that

marble can save from oblivion the name of him who has led a useless life upon the earth?”

Teaching about natural liberty, in question 828 the instructor says:

How can we reconcile the liberal opinions professed by some persons with the despotism they themselves sometimes exercise in their own houses, and among their subordinates?

“Their intelligence is aware of the law of nature, but this perception is counterbalanced by

their pride and selfishness. When their profession of liberal principles is not hypocrisy, they

know what ought to be done, but do it not.”

Question 929:

There are persons who, being utterly without resources, though surrounded by abundance, have no other prospect than starvation. What course should they take under such circumstances? Ought they to allow themselves to die of hunger?

“No one should ever admit into his mind the idea of allowing himself to die of hunger; a man

could always find the means of obtaining food if pride did not interpose itself between want

and work. It has often been said that ‘No work is dishonorable it honestly done;’ but this is

one of the aphorisms that each man is more prompt to apply to his neighbor than to

himself.”

Here, below, about unhappy marriages, question 940:

Is not the lack of sympathy between persons destined to live together also a source of sorrow, and one that is all the more bitter because it poisons an entire existence?

“Very bitter it is, undoubtedly; but it is usually a misfortune of your own causing. In the first

place, your laws are in fault; for how can you suppose that those who dislike one another can

be intended by God to live together ? In the next place, you yourselves are to blame, for you

often seek, in those unions, the satisfaction of your pride and ambition rather than the

happiness of a mutual affection; and, in such cases, you undergo the natural consequences of

your prejudices.”

The natural consequence is (complementary answer):

– But, in such cases, is there not generally an innocent victim?

“Yes, one for whom it is a heavy expiation; but the responsibility of such unhappiness will,

nevertheless, be brought home to those who caused it. If the light of truth have reached the

soul of the victim, faith in the future will give consolation under present suffering. But the

causes of these private misfortunes will disappear in proportion as your prejudices are dissipated.”

 

About weariness of life, suicide as shown in question 947:

Can we consider as having committed suicide the man who, becoming disheartened in his struggle with adversity, allows himself to die of despair?

“Such self-abandonment is suicide; but those who had caused the crime, or might have

prevented it, would be more to blame for it than the one by whom it had been committed, and

the latter would therefore be judged leniently. But, nevertheless, you must

not suppose that he would be entirely absolved if he had been wanting in firmness and

perseverance, or had failed to make the best use of his intelligence to help himself out of his

difficulties. And it would go still harder with him if he had been one of those whose

intelligence is paralysed by pride, who would blush to earn their living by manual labour, and

would rather die of starvation than derogate from what they call their “social position. (…)”


The one must read book in the series of book about Spiritism

The Spirits Book

Further instructions and explanations about the attitudes derived from pride and that compromise the spiritual evolution of creatures can be found in THE BOOK OF SPIRITS and also in The Gospel According to Spiritism. These two books were compiled by Allan Kardec, the Encoder of Spiritist Doctrine, and deserve to be read. Its contents certainly enlightens the reader’s understanding and facilitates decision-making in many common situations in day-to-day lives.

Get them and have a good reading!

 

Evolution in Two Worlds – Chapter 3 – The Evolution of the Spiritual Body

The book Evolution in Two Worlds, psychographed by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier and Waldo Veira, describes in detail how life in the spirit world and the effects of the spirit upon the physical world operates.

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My book to teach you how to ascend in your current life, so you next life will be fashioned more to help you with experiences, instead of harsh lessons: How to Live – Inner Peace through Spiritism

Spiritual Degrees of Brightness and the Law of Affinity

angel1Spirits see each other in varying degrees of brightness. The light a spirit detects is the reflection of spirituality and pureness which exists in the heart and body of a spirit. A spirit from the tenth level of heaven, Zabdiel, explains how the level of light within each spirit determines their place in the hierarchy of the spirit realm: Read More.

Spiritism – Everything is Connected – On Kindle and in Paperback

Spiritism ties everything together. It reveals our purpose, our beginnings, our end goal, and the scope of the organization behind it all. Spiritism tells us there are no miracles … only phenomena that we don’t yet understand. That miraculous healing, vision of spirits, near death experiences, and glimpses of the future are all entirely possible given our place in the spirit realm.

The spirit realm is dedicated to bring vital messages to us, not via organized religion, which had the tendency to withhold knowledge for their own gain – but to each individual so he or she could determine what path in life they would follow. We must each determine for ourselves whether we continue on to be mere consumers or to learn to balance our spiritual and material needs, so someday we may ascend up and out of the sphere of continual incarnations and a harsh learning environment – to become a pure spirit and a contributor to the spirit universe.

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Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Kardec-JesusThere is an article about the Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil. Excellent review of what Spiritism can do to help. The article reports a 90% success rate in helping addicts regain a normal life, which is astounding.

Here is the abstract:

There are 50 Spiritist psychiatric hospitals in Brazil, offering inpatient and outpatient services that utilize an integrative approach to recovery, stressing the spiritual alongside physical and emotional therapies. Few people outside Brazil know of them.  This article describes their philosophy, successes, as well as the treatments they use—and how they are a valuable resource for sensitives, creatives, and visionaries.  In the near future one of these hospitals is planning on opening an English-speaking ward. They take a very cautious approach to medications and never use ECT.  I will post updates on the MIA website as I know more of the details.

You can read the article here.

Relax – Don’t Get Upset with the World Around You

Many of us, myself included at times, watch the news and get upset at one political party or the other, or what nations are doing to other nations, or the injustices that exist in the world today. My advice, to all of you and to myself, is to not let yourself become too emotionally involved. Why do I say this – because our current state of affairs in the world is where we are at in our collective quest to become a better world.

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Carl Jung – Understood the Spirit World Affects Us

Carl Jung – Understood the Spirit World Affects Us

CGJungDid you know that Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist had a NDE and it enabled him to comprehend the world around him in a different light. Read More.

Return from the Mission – Meeting Jesus

mission1A team, of fifteen spirits had just returned from the Lower Zone, on a mission to rescue souls trapped in a city, where they were slaves. Upon arrival they were met by Jesus who acknowledged the success of their undertaking and told them of His love for all spirits. Read More.

Episode 1- Appearances of Christ in the Spirit World – YouTube presentation

Now on YouTube – Episode 1 of Appearances of Christ in the Spirit World.

Find out how Christ is the leader of our planet (and others) and how he directs the heavens and the earth for our benefit. Click here.

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