Vices are the destroyers of ethical life. They are the poisonous weeds that rapidly grow and choke up the fragrant flowers of virtue blossoming in the fair garden of ethical life. Unless vices are eradicated through resolute effort and self-purification, your moral well-being is not safe.
Anger, lust, sorrow, loss of judgment, jealousy, malice, pride, envy, slander and fear are powerful enemies of man. They approach him and tempt him from all sides.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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