Pride comes from an inflated sense of selfhood, either thinking oneself superior or inferior. True inner self-confidence counteracts pride.
Series: Eight Dangers - Tara (BBCorner 2011)
A Crown Ornament for the Wise, a hymn to Tara composed by the First Dalai Lama, requests protection from the eight dangers. These talks were given after the White Tara Winter Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2011.
Arrogance, which manifests in many ways, can become a hindrance to learning.
Anger arises from inappropriate attention on an object—interpreting things inaccurately and creating stories that don’t exist.
Motivated by anger, we do many harmful actions that only bring suffering. The main cause of anger is simply not getting what we want.
Intoxication with sense pleasures causes us to be unaware of the results of our actions.
Not having a correct understanding of cause and effect leads to ignorance that our actions have causes, even into future lives.
Unable to bear the good fortune of others, we experience jealousy, which causes pain and motivates us to harm others.
Rejoicing in the good fortune and excellence of others relieves our minds of envy and jealousy.
Wrong views are like thieves that steal our virtue. Not believing that our actions have an ethical dimension is especially dangerous.
The wrong views of nihilism and absolutism and how they affect our ethical conduct.