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Humiliy, Self Esteem, Hauteur
Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshicha (1765-1827) used to say that everyone should keep a piece of paper with “for my sake the world was created” in one pocket, and a piece of paper with “I am but dust and ashes” in another. The Rabbi was expressing an existential truth: each individual being is important, but not self-important.
Do you have low self esteem? Is this a psychological problem? Personally I think low self esteem is a subtle form of arrogance. In effect belittling an important person.
Outwardly, humility is often not big in Buddhism. In other paths it is important. What is it? How and why does it arise?
Are you as humble as me? (Whadya mean, 'trick question'?) :rolleyes:
Here is part of a training methodology:http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/training-the-mind/verse-2