The Ten Characteristics of a Dharmika
|The Ten Characteristics of a Dhármika|
|Speaker||Shrii Shrii Anandamurti|
|Date||1978 November 10|
|Topic||Attributes of a virtuous person|
|Included in||Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
The Ten Characteristics of a Dhármika is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in Kolkata, India. The discourse was delivered on the evening of 1978 November 10. This discourse is the nineteenth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4.
Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that every object has a particular nature, is endowed with certain characteristics. Anandamurti then explains the ten characteristics that a virtuous person (Dharmika) must posses: patience, forgiveness, self control, not stealing, cleanliness, control over the sensory and motor organs and nerves, developed wisdom (fixed memory of one's goal), self knowledge (vidya), satyam (that which one thinks or says should be with the intention of the welfare of all), and being free from anger. Anandamurti goes on saying that those who are free from anger will be victorious in any battle and easily win an intellectual argument, because the mind of an angry person becomes too restless to contain any rational thought.
- Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 4
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