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In God hates there is also a blessing -----my view


Your thinking point may be different. I am very sorry if it trouble/bother you.Try to understand hidden meaning in it.


Today is Wednesday. That why i choose Buddha Avatara of God.I think i am free to do what i like.


God bless you

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False prestige is the honor/esteem/pride related to material or impermanent opulence. It is not real, but false, related to the temporary body. This causes the big big egos. False prestige fuels the separation between the self and the soul.

Bhagavad-gita 16.10:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is Chapter 16 Verse 10




kAmam Azritya duSpUraM


mohAd gRhItvAsad-grAhAn

pravartante 'zuci-vratAH







kAmam--lust; Azritya--taking shelter of; duSpUram--insatiable; dambha--of pride;
mAna--and false prestige
; mada-anvitAH--absorbed in the conceit; mohAt--by illusion; gRhItvA--taking; asat--nonpermanent; grAhAn--things; pravartante--they flourish; azuci--to the unclean; vratAH--avowed.





Taking shelter of insatiable lust and absorbed in the
conceit of pride and false prestige
, the demoniac, thus illusioned, are always sworn to unclean work, attracted by the impermanent.





The demoniac mentality is described here. The demons have no satiation for their lust. They will go on increasing and increasing their insatiable desires for material enjoyment. Although they are always full of anxieties on account of accepting nonpermanent things, they still continue to engage in such activities out of illusion. They have no knowledge and cannot tell that they are heading the wrong way. Accepting nonpermanent things, such demoniac people create their own God, create their own hymns and chant accordingly. The result is that they become more and more attracted to two things--sex enjoyment and accumulation of material wealth. The word azuci-vratAH, "unclean vows," is very significant in this connection. Such demoniac people are only attracted by wine, women, gambling and meat-eating; those are their azuci, unclean habits. Induced by pride and false prestige, they create some principles of religion which are not approved by the Vedic injunctions. Although such demoniac people are most abominable in the world, by artificial means the world creates a false honor for them. Although they are gliding toward hell, they consider themselves very much advanced.



BG 16.17:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is Chapter 16 Verse 17


Self-complacent and always impudent,
deluded by wealth and false prestige
, they sometimes proudly perform sacrifices in name only, without following any rules or regulations.




Srimad Bhagavatam, Introduction


One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree,
devoid of all sense of false prestige
, and ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.



SB 3.31.29:

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 3 Chapter 31 Verse 29


With the growth of the body, the living entity, in order to vanquish his soul,
increases his false prestige
and anger and thereby creates enmity towards similarly lusty people.



SB 4.26.8:

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 26 Verse 8




anyathA karma kurvANo

mAnArUDho nibadhyate


naSTa-prajJo vrajaty adhaH







anyathA--otherwise; karma--fruitive activities; kurvANaH--while acting;
mAna-ArUDhaH--being influenced by false prestige;
nibadhyate--one becomes entangled; guNa-pravAha--by the influence of the material qualities; patitaH--fallen; naSTa-prajJaH--bereft of all intelligence; vrajati--thus he goes; adhaH--down.





a person who acts whimsically falls down due to false prestige
. Thus he becomes involved in the laws of nature, which are composed of the three qualities [goodness, passion and ignorance]. In this way a living entity becomes devoid of his real intelligence and becomes perpetually lost in the cycle of birth and death. Thus he goes up and down from a microbe in stool to a high position in the Brahmaloka planet.







  1. The level of respect at which one is regarded by others; standing.
  2. A person's high standing among others; honor or esteem.
  3. Widely recognized prominence, distinction, or importance: a position of prestige in diplomatic circles.
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