OF THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
When a person is convinced as above regarding the
Deity, the Teacher, and the Rule, he takes care or takes a vow not to fall
into any of the following five transgressions or waverings from such
You may doubt the truth of some of the statements of
the philosophy; but this doubt is that which comes after having once
been convinced of the truth of the statement.
A state of mind in which it is argued that because a
person can do wonderful things, such as cause a wall to fall down by
speaking a word, or any other wonderful thing, that therefore such
person can make true statements with regard to life and spiritual truth.
The fact is that rogues and rascals are able to do these wonderful
things just as can good men.
When, after having followed the religion for a length
of time, suffering, illness or losses come upon us and we blame the
philosophy doubting its efficacy. The philosophy must not be blamed, but
the cause of the suffering should be looked for in past actions.
Praise of any one who can be proved to be following
wrong paths; butchers, Napoleon etc. Or the feeling that the fakirs who
do all manners of absurd things must be wonderful people with a true
Too much familiarity. The feeling that you cannot
do without the person causes you to get into the wrong ways of life he
These are given as examples of waverings from the right
attitude. There are, of course, other possible ways.