The greatest evil habit is worldly life.
It is called the "Great Addiction".
By force of this addiction to worldly life,
Paramatman is made to believe
that He is an individual, and is compelled
to live a worldly life as if in prison.
All bad habits can be dropped,
but the addiction to mundane life
is the most difficult to drop.
The wife is dear to her husband
so long as she obeys him.
The mundane worldly life is called
the blindingly dark life.
The greatest inticement of Illusion is
this mundane life.
However great may be one's sorrow,
this addiction cannot be dropped.
One is greatly lucky if this addiction
There is only one person who condemns
the worldly life, and he is a Saint.
Nobody else does that.
One does not even think of this earthly life,
even if one suffers the utmost difficulties.
People try to strengthen their ties with others
by speaking to them respectfully and
congratulating each other over small things.
People compete with each other
for earning more honors and status.
In this way, they feel that they are happy in life.
They act as if this is a respectable bad habit.
The God of Death is happy to give you
many kinds of bodies and various troubles.
Give up the sense of "mine".
Know that the body is your enemy.
Very few are those who have truly understood.
Only those who are lucky enough to receive
the blessings of the Guru,
who is the Self, can escape
from this Illusion by right efforts.
All others are bound to the treadmill of life
in various incarnations
and they make houses of bodies
of various shapes and duration.