Weeds that Hinder Our Path
Usually a path leads to a destination, goal, or a place. For example, a path on a trail may lead a hiker from one place to another. If one was lost in the woods, finding a path on a trail may be a favorable sign. There are paths to careers, paths to financial success, paths to spirituality, etc. There are thousands of books that guarantee results when you follow their particular path. But suppose there was a path to a joyous life?
In our religion, God has given us a path to a joyous life. The path begins with a special prayer requesting God to sweep away the evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) in our hearts. If the world follows this path, there will be peace forever. But this path is not clearly visible today and evils like greed, arrogance, and self-love continue to flourish.
But weeds have gradually grown thick and the path is obscure.
Quickly, the preparation to put back the main path. 4-75
Verse 4-75 states that greed, arrogance, and self love continues to flourish preventing the path to the joyous life. How do we prepare to open the path to joyous life?
Day after day, hasten with a spirited mind.
If only the main path be quickly opened. 4-76
Verse 4-75 states that we must have a spirited mind. A spirited mind believes from the innermost heart that mankind was created to live a joyous life. When we pray with this spirited mind, God will begin to sweep these evils from our minds. With the elimination of these evils (weeds), the joyous life becomes possible. As more people come onto this path, like the trail in the woods, the weeds that hinder the path become less, and the path becomes distinct and more visible to the world. We must firmly believe that God created mankind to live a joyous life with everyone helping each other. We must also tell as many people of this special path. Like the trail in the woods, the more people that take this path, the more self-apparent and visible the path becomes.