How do I remove arrogance from my mind, or the feeling that one is superior? We may have more knowledge than someone. This does not make us more superior as a human beings. We may have more wealth. This does not make us superior. We may have more strength. This does not make us superior. We may have more intelligence. This does not make us superior. You get my point. As human beings, we are all God’s children, and one person is not superior to another. The homeless person on the street corner is on equal grounds with the business man on Wall Street. But do most people believe this?
By truly believing in the equality of mankind is how we can remove arrogance from our minds. In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is written that we must know the “Origin”, or why mankind was created to be saved. It is said that God created mankind to live a joyous life. But this joyous life is only brought upon by the removal of evils in our minds. Arrogance being one of the evils.
From a idealistic view, this joyous world sounds great. But one can look at it from a from a practical view. Anger is an emotion that is caused by an outside stimulus (thing people do ) and our arrogance. If we remove arrogance from our minds, anger will not arise. Anger causes hypertension, and other health issues. Removal of arrogance, lessens our episodes of anger, putting us on the road to happiness.