Even many of us who read our sacred books become victims to anger, arrogance, greed and self- love. We know these emotions and feelings are wrong in most of our religions, but they are difficult to eradicate from our minds.
In our religion, we call these evils (paths of the mistaken mind) dusts. Like the dusts that accumulate in our houses, they are easy to wipe away when new, but when they accumulate, they become imbued to the surface, and our difficult to sweep away. For example, this is why anger arises even in religious people who are determined to follow the teachings, yet struggle with their emotions when confronted with difficult situations. These dusts have been accumulating for a long time and are difficult to remove by ourselves.
This is why I believe in the power of prayer. We need God to help us sweep these evils from our minds. That is why we pray daily
“Evil sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”
If you pray daily, God will help you eventually sweep these evils away!
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