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VEDANTA MASS MEDIA The Imitation of Christ | Avoiding Idle Talk  

 

 

         

 

 


                   

     The Tenth Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     SHUN the gossip of men as much as possible, for discussion of worldly affairs, even though sincere,

is a great distraction inasmuch as we are quickly ensnared and captivated by vanity.

 

     Many a time I wish that I had held my peace and had not associated with men. Why, indeed,

do we converse and gossip among ourselves when we so seldom part without a troubled conscience?

We do so because we seek comfort from one another?s conversation and wish to ease the mind

wearied by diverse thoughts. Hence, we talk and think quite fondly of things we like very much or

of things we dislike intensely. But, sad to say, we often talk vainly and to no purpose; for this

external pleasure effectively bars inward and divine consolation.

 

     Therefore we must watch and pray lest time pass idly.

 

     When the right and opportune moment comes for speaking, say something that will edify.

 

     Bad habits and indifference to spiritual progress do much to remove the guard from the tongue.

 

     Devout conversation on spiritual matters, on the contrary, is a great aid to spiritual progress,

especially when persons of the same mind and spirit associate together in God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Yoga Day 21 June 2015
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