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It is weakness, says the Vedanta, which is the cause of all
misery in the world. Weakness is the cause of suffering.
We become miserable because we are weak. We lie, steal,
kill, and commit other crimes because we are weak. We die
because we are weak. Where there is nothing to weaken us,
there will be no death nor sorrow. We are miserable through
delusion......   As soon as you say, "I am bound" , "I am weak",
" I am helpless", woe unto you; you rivet one more chain upon
yourself. We have listened to words of weakness from our
childhood. Do not say it, do not think it....
...I have no objection to dualism in many of it forms. I like most
of them, but I have objection to every form of teaching which
inculcates weakness. This is one question I put to every man,
woman, or child, when they are in physical, mental, or spiritual
training. Are you strong? Do you feel strength? - for I know it
is truth alone that gives strength. I know that truth alone gives
life, and that nothing but going towards reality will make us
strong. Every system, therefore, which weakens the mind,
make one desire all sort of wild impossibilities, mysteries, and
superstition, I don't like, because its effect is dangerous.
N: Down you can find some additional explanations about
Advaita Vedanta philosophy.
Atman      Brahman      Dharma
Maya       Vairagya       Tapas