PROGNOSIS & DIAGNOSIS OF SIN | IWGR I | RAMA राम
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What is the cause of sloth or indolence ?
According to Vedanta , the cause of the universality of sloth or indolence is that the real Self within each and all is perfect rest , is peace , and the real Self being infinity cannot move , the infinite cannot move . It is the finite only that can move .
This is a circle and here is another circle . Where this is , the other is not ; where the other is , the first is not .
If one limits the being of the other , both are finite : if we want to make one circle infinite it will cover the whole space . There will be no room for the little circles . As long as a smaller circle limits it , it could not be called infinite .
In order that the first circle might become infinite , it must be one , it must have nothing else outside it , and so having nothing else outside it there is no room which is not filled up by the infinity , and so the infinity having no room cannot move . In the infinity there must be no change .
The Atman , the true Self within is infinite ; it is all rest ; it is all peace . There is no motion there .
That being the case , the infinity , the Atman's peacefulness is through ignorance carried to the body and the body suffers from sloth and has indolence in it .
That is the cause of indolence or sloth being universal in the whole world .
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