The Scenario: The one personal quality that should unite us all, whether we choose to believe in a divine entity or not, is humility. In many religions it is a virtue of the highest regard used to describe the giving qualities that one should have.
Is humility, simply stated, an utmost form of respect?
Christianity: Humility is to be free from pride or arrogance and more interested in others than in oneself.
Judaism: The word anavah is derived from the Old Testament Lexicon anah and means condescension, human and subjective (modesty), or divine and objective (clemency) — gentleness, humility, meekness.
Catholicism: Humility is a modest estimate of one’s own worth and the ability to submit to others.
Islam: The word is derived from the Arabic word tawadu that means both modesty and humility. It is an awareness of one’s real position before Allah, and letting that realization guide one’s conduct toward Allah and toward other people.
Hinduism: Sankskrit word Ahamkara translates to the The-sound-of-I. When this sound is stilled you are in touch with your true being. Possessing a state of profound maturity in which the soul, deeply enthralled in the depths of understanding and compassion, emits the qualities of kindness, modesty, reverent respect and unpretentiousness.
Buddhism: A natural by-product of sovereign spiritual fulfillments that surpasses the ego, just as are the four noble states of mind — love, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.
The Insight: Possessing the highest honorable form of respect is the essence of humility and a small part of the qualities we should possess as human beings.
Do you have humility?
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