“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” William Hazlitt
Dante’s seven deadly vices: Pride/vanity, Envy/jealousy, Wrath/anger, Sloth/laziness, Avarice, Gluttony, LustIbn abi Dunya seven censures: Worldliness, Ire, Envy,Slander, Obscenity, Intoxicants, Instruments of pleasure
The Sarvāstivāda 108 Defilements = 98 proclivities and 10 bonds: Absence of shame, Absence of embarrassment, Jealousy, Parsimony, Remorse,Drowsiness, Distraction, Torpor, Anger, Concealment of wrongdoingFoolishness Fussiness Glumness Gluttony Greed Grouchiness Grumpiness
Hastiness Hatred Haughtiness Heartlessness Hedonism Hubris Hypocrite
50 Shades of Vice
She died from being “too nice”
“Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.” Victor Hugo
Her deadly vices?
Behind closed doors, she tried all
No vice she ignored…
“Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Her virtue, a front…
Her lies, a pathology
Her jealousy … cloaked
“Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.” George Bernard Shaw
She claimed her only vice … smoking
Some knew differently
“The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.” Alexander Pope
50 Shades of Vice
The difference is too nice
The hypocrite died
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Never Gonna Give You Up You. We know *you* are vice-free, dear Daily Post reader. But, or perhaps we should say, “butt,” others around you and in your life are riddled with vices: they smoke; they eat too much celery; they hog the covers; they can’t keep their hands out of the office candy bowl. Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others? Photographers, artists, poets: show us VICE.
Positive Motivation Tip: Vice and Virtue, we have our share. Some cross the line to excessive behavior and some tip the scale at criminal actions. Watch your vices..
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