The precious vessel with a cheap content

You are healthy, young, clean, well-dressed, rich and adorned.

But how terrible it is if for you the day means what is on the outside and during night what is on the inside!

What sadness if your mouth is full of dirty words and your mind full of dirty thoughts and your heart full of dirty desires and passions. Then all your exterior adornment serves to the expansion of your inner emptiness. Your exterior beauty serves to the expansion of your inner ugliness and your exterior purity serves to the expansion of your inner impurity.

Do not forget that the people feel more powerfully the awful smell caused by the impurity of the precious vessel than that of the cheap one.

Excerpt from Thoughts about good and evil– Saint Nicholas Velimirovich, Predania Publishing.

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