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Humility IV

Humility requires seeing with the brain, not the eyes – penetrating the surface appearance to grasp the deeper reality.

On the surface, we experience the world to revolve around us. We look left, right, up and down – we constantly stand in the center of the world. Objects enter and exit our bodies, and possessions fall into and out of our control. When we fall asleep, time stops and the universe disappears.

However, looking deeper, we understand that the universe exists independently outside of us. When we fall asleep, time continues, and while we eat breakfast, millions of others also eat breakfast, or even lunch or dinner. Logic awakens us to the truth: the world does not revolve around us.

Humility requires harnessing the power of the intellect to see the world not as it appears, but as it really is.

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