Defining Humbleness

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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby Sabina » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:38 pm

Alvino,

I wrote in one of my previous posts:
"If the kind of pride that one takes in a certain accomplishment can be called happiness instead, as I claimed above, then that is not the kind of pride which is bad. Therefore, if pride is bad, then this kind of pride is just not pride at all. It is happiness, joy, etc."

Receiving and accepting praise provokes happiness or joy, not necessarily pride.
I don't think this has anything to do with true humbleness, or the lack of.

If we accept that as a theory, then what is true humbleness?

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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby GenerousGeorge » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:11 am

The Christians would say that it was all for his glory and we are nothing without him. That's pretty humble, but I'm not sure I want to be that humble.......or if their is truly a God that he would want me to view myself as a worthless sinner, worthless without throwing ourselves at his/her feet and pleading for forgiveness.

Still, there might be a case made for us all being god in some holistic way and that everything we do is result of the synergy that provides.
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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby Randall » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:46 am

Receiving and accepting praise provokes happiness or joy, not necessarily pride.
I don't think this has anything to do with true humbleness, or the lack of.

If we accept that as a theory, then what is true humbleness?


Living with out the negative aspects of ego? Shrugs.. to be honest I haven't really ever thought about humbleness.
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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby GenerousGeorge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:32 pm

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM =0/
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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby Sabina » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:38 pm

B0)
Randall, George,

What are both of you trying to say?

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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby Randall » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:02 pm

80| me? umm ... that was all I had to say about it...no hidden messages, honest =0)
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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby GenerousGeorge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:26 pm

I'm not worthy to respond your highness......."bows quickly and often backing away"...... 80|

Runs into wall 80S falls down stairs 80S still bowing of course. =0o
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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby Leahann » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:47 am

How closely are the two related: not proud and not arrogant?


I don't thing being proud and being arrogant are related.

To me Arrogance is a state of insecurity and always false, where as pride, as with many feelings can be false pride and healthy pride.

And, in a spiritual sense, what does it mean to be truly humble in your opinion?

For me to be humble is to recognize that all beings have equal importance...that no one person is more important then the other.

I may not mesh with some and really appose what others do...such as Hitler, but I recognize that Hitler is equally as important as Mother Terese.
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Re: Defining Humbleness

Postby GenerousGeorge » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:41 am

I agree. B0)
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