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Jealousy has no solid existence

Jealousy has no independent, solid existence by itself. It is just the absence of knowledge or awareness.


Jealousy has no solid existence

 

 Actually, jealousy has no solid existence. In that way it is like darkness. Darkness does not have an independent, positive existence. Darkness is not the presence of something. Darkness is just the absence of light. In the same way, jealousy has no independent, solid existence by itself. It is just the absence of knowledge or awareness.

A small story:

A man was having trouble finding a wife whom his mother would also like..

A man was having trouble finding a wife whom his mother would also like. He asked his friend for some advice. His friend advised, ‘Maybe if you get a girl just like your mother, she would like her.’ The man took his friend’s advice and searched for a long time and finally found such a girl.

He then came back and told his friend, ‘Just like you said, I found a girl who is exactly like my mother. She talks, walks, behaves just like my mother.’

But the man still looked depressed. His friend asked him, ‘Ok, good you found such a girl. But why are you still sad?’

The man replied, ‘Because my father hates her!’

There is no end to comparison because comparison exists in the mind, not in reality

There is no end to comparison because comparison exists in the mind, not in reality. The jealousy that arises from comparison also has no basis.

Some people ask me, ‘Then, is it better for us not to look at others and their achievements? Then there is no problem of comparison at all! Isn’t that the best way out of jealousy?’

..you can’t escape from your mind just by ignoring your thoughts!

I tell them, you can’t escape from your mind just by ignoring your thoughts! If you can look but not be affected by what you see, then you have found the right way. If you can accept and welcome what you see and what happens, then you are centered within yourself and nothing can shake you.

 

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