The Power to Discern

November 28, 2013 at 9:23 am 1 comment

Discern

To discern means the power to differentiate between, for example, what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’, what is ‘good’ and what is not. It is the power to know – an aspect of being knowledge-full.

What clouds my ability to discern with accuracy?

Greed and Desire do not allow me to see what is needed but only show me what I want.

Attachment will make me defend the thing I am attached to, whether it is right or wrong.

Anger is based on subtle fear and always challenges situations to keep me in the comfort zones I have created.

Ego is based on an attitude that “I already know”. It doesn’t allow me to see all the facts in the equation but assume them.

In any situation, when the power of discernment is needed, I first need to check that my judgement is not being clouded by those five vices.

 

Om Shanti

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  • 1. inaendelea  |  December 2, 2013 at 7:38 am

    True, but, what is “good” and what is “bad”? Maybe the actions that are in harmony with life as a whole, because all are one. This kind of discernement is rare.

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