Actions or Intentions ? (A question for all ?)

Yesterday, I read a book referring to the conversation between Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar and Sri Ramakrishna paramhans where Vidyasagar questioned the sage about the existence of the thing called god with a opinion to deny it’s existence. In the same book but the other chapter, Swami Vivekananda (the disciple of Ramkrishna) said that if people get killed while going to holy places, they are killed for a purpose and intention which can only be understood by God. I say that Swami Vivekananda should answer a not-so complex answer which he really did in the book

He said Changez Khan acted sin but his intentions were good like lord Krishna. 

Sometimes we do things with “niyyat” (the purity of intentions) but the actions done for fulfilling these intentions goes wrong. So does that make us a villain or visionary ?

I just wanna know your thoughts about this. Which is more important. Our actions or our intentions behind the actions ? If you say equally then I think you got it wrong because humans does not and never will possess equal everything

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The Seven Virtues !! (The cure)

As said in my last post (https://thegreatchange316.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/the-seven-deadly-sins-the-principle/) that we’ll be focusing on the cure of conducting these sins

Power does not come from self to change the heart. On the contrary, the verse of Ezekiel 36:26-27 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”  clearly points out that God alone gives you a new heart and causes you to walk in His ways. As this event becomes a reality in your life, the seven deadly sins of gluttony, envy, sloth, wrath, pride, lust, and greed will lose their power in your life. With the indwelling Holy Spirit in your life, you will instead desire to live a life based upon the principles of the Bible.

The SEVEN VIRTUES

The seven virtues were originally defined in the poem, Psychomachia, by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, a Christian governor who died around 410 A.D. Because of the poem’s prevalence the concept and idea of the seven virtues spread throughout Europe. The following is a listing of the seven virtues and how they cure each of the seven deadly sins:

  1. Kindness = cures envy by placing the desire to help others above the need to supersede them
  2. Temperance = cures the gluttony by implanting the desire to be healthy, therefore making one fit to serve others
  3. Charity or love = cures greed by putting the desire to help others above storing up treasure for oneself
  4. Chastity or self control = cures lust by controlling passion and leveraging that energy for the welfare of others
  5. Humility = cures pride by removing by removing the person’s ego and boastfulness, therefore allowing the attitude of service
  6. Diligence or zeal = cures slothfulness by placing the best interest of others above the life of ease and relaxation
  7. Patience = cures wrath by taking time to understand the needs and desires of others before acting or speaking

Adding to the statement, there are many times where the the seven corpal works of mercy drives oneself to the heaven which includes things you can do to help others : feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, give shelter to strangers, clothe the naked, visit the sick, minister to prisoners and bury the dead.

The Seven deadly sins !! (the principle)

The early church classified the seven deadly sins as cardinal sins or capital vices and taught that they could not be forgiven. 

These 7 sins are written as follows-:  

 

  1. Envy = the desire to have an item or experience that someone else possesses
  2. Gluttony = excessive ongoing consumption of food or drink
  3. Lust = an uncontrollable passion or longing, especially for sexual desires
  4. Wrath = uncontrollable feelings of anger and hate towards someone
  5. Pride = excessive view of oneself without the regards of others
  6. Sloth = excessive laziness or failure to act upon any possessed talent by anyone
  7. Greed/avarice = an excessive pursuit of material possessions

Each one of these deadly sins listed above has its root in the desire for more and the human need for excess. Each sin goes against the root of Christianity which is: love for God, love for our fellow man, and love for our bodies 

However, according to the Bible these 7 deadly sins are completely and totally forgivable by God (read in my next blog “the 7 deadly sins {the cure}), but this doesn’t give free license to commit these sins. Biblically, the only sin that cannot be forgiven is complete rejection of God’s grace which is outright rebellion against God, also known as blasphemy against the holy spirit


The list of seven deadly sins in question does not appear in any Bible verse. However, a slightly different set of sins can be found in Proverbs 6:16-19, “These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

  1. A proud look,
  2. a lying tongue,
  3. hands that shed innocent blood,
  4. A heart that devises wicked plans,
  5. feet that are swift in running to evil,
  6. A false witness who speaks lies,
  7. and one who sows discord among brethren.”

Yoga: the ‘work-in’ of the body

Yoga is not a religion; it is a way of living that aims towards ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’.


Man is a physical, mental and spiritual being; yoga helps promote a balanced development of all the three. Other forms of physical exercises, like aerobics, assure only physical well-being. They have little to do with the development of the spiritual or astral body.

Yogic exercises recharge the body with cosmic energy and facilitates: 

  • Attainment of perfect equilibrium and harmony

  • Promotes self- healing.

  • Removes negative blocks from the mind and toxins from the body

  • Enhances personal power

  • Increases self-awareness

  • Helps in attention, focus and concentration, especially important for children

  • Reduces stress and tension in the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system

The aspirant feels rejuvenated and energized. Thus, yoga bestows upon every aspirant the powers to control body and mind.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

The ten commandments also known as Decalogue are the set of biblical principles. It is believed that God himself gave us His Law to show us our complete need for Him.

The Ten Commandments were written by God upon two tablets of stone and then given to Moses on mount Sinai. Most scholars date this event around the 13th or 14th century BC. God gave the Decalogue or 10 commandments to the Israelites shortly after they left Egypt. The record of the ten commandments can be found in the Bible, both in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21. The following are the commandments given by god to his children/humans-

  1. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
  3. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
  4. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
  5. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
  6. “You shall not murder.
  7. “You shall not commit adultery.
  8. “You shall not steal.
  9. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”