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Gratitude


Cultivate virtue for a blissful and fruitful life.



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Gratitude


Gratitude is one of the seven virtues.


One can cultivate gratitude by identifying things for which to be thankful within one's current life and trusting that there is a plan for our lives. Rather than looking eternally for validation, or believing the grass is greener over there, gratitude gives thanks for our own grass and waters what we have, so the grass is green here.


In the Yoga Sutras, raga, another of the kleshas, is attachment to things in the physical world. Remember, this life is all an illusion, which the yoga tradition would call maya. Nothing is what it seems on the outside. Envy is simply being fooled by superficial and false appearances. Look deeper than the surface. Limit your vision, even if only temporarily, by eliminating social media and other things that cause you to look into the illusions portrayed by other people. Focus on making the best out of your own life.


The opposite of gratitude is envy, one of the seven deadly sins.





The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Virtues

1. Pride

2. Greed

3. Lust

4. Envy

7. Sloth





 

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