Can you resist temptations all the while ?

@krajibg (11942)
Guwahati, India
April 25, 2009 7:21pm CST
It is not possible to resist all temptations unless we attain the ultimate wisdom and become free from the materialistic pursuance. Yes, most of the temptations can be checked but there are certain which are not possible to over look for most of them are parts of our daily lives. This is one of the seven deadly sins and those who succeed to out mode this, emerges the victorious. But I can mot resist all. What about you? Please share. Rajib. 26.04.09
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• United States
27 Apr 09
Rajib- I believe that the seven deadly sins were a construct of the church to keep people loyal to the church and those in political power. What better way to control the masses than to start making things that typically occured in daily life, a sin. It's one reason I don't hold with that doctrine anymore, because I don't believe in the entire guilting someone into doctrine, dogma, and religion. Temptation really is only an issue if one is not practicing moderation. When one lives in moderation daily there are no temptations because there is nothing to be tempted with. If one lives in the present moment one is not tempted because one has everything they need in the present moment. Again, I think with temptation it is a construct of humans to control other humans. Namaste-Anora
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
30 Apr 09
Hi Anora, you always speak in the right track but people do not like, right, but I do. Yes here too . people do not listen even if you tell the rightest of things.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Temptations are what make us strong when we learn to resist them. I try my best and can succeed most of the time but I'm only human and when a piece of chocolate calls me, I'll usually resist but eventually one of them will grab me and force itself into my mouth. Temptations are necessary for growth of the spirit, seriously. If there were none, we would be nothing more than human mice running about mindlessly.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi, you are exception and have therefore explained it differently. Thanks a lot.
@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Usually, heh. I'm pretty good at saying "no". I admit, none of us are flawless protectors against our own temptations...but I like to think I'm pretty good at defending from them.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi, paranoia, you said it. as human none is above this temptation and it would not make you a baser one. Thanks a lot.
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
From what I can remember, Only Jesus Christ had ever resisted temptation, biblical speaking. but if it's a human you were asking to? i believe that we have tendency to fail in resisting temptations. we are all humans and sometimes we can't help fall for that temptation. Only a God, or an angel can be such but some did in the ancient times, so i think we are subject to it. otherwise, how can distinguish from right to wrong..
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi Mikaela, I do support you. Jesus was a different figure and He had a mission but we humans are prone to succumb to temptations and there is nothing wrong in it. Thanks a lot.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 09
Hi Rajib, I admit I am no angel and the devil knows well my weaknesses. Self-control is not easy. Resistance to temptation is not easy. Breaking an unhappy habit is not easy. There is hardly any men or woman, even the best and finest who is not almost daily faced with temptations of one kind or another, who does not hear the siren song of some bad habit whispering to them to try this or that bad action because it is so easy and pleasant. You can say it is the struggle between right and wrong, between the devil and the angels. What ever you call it, it is there and it is very real.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi zands, Yes I go with you and voice with your voice that it is very real and for human who is living a mundane life is all under the power of temptation and It would remain as it had been before. Thanks.
@yuguoli (83)
• China
26 Apr 09
To error is human. Maybe you're right there, we cannot resist temptations all the while, so we make errors. And we can only check of some and perhaps, most of the times we just don't know whether we're facing the temptation or not. So for this, we should have a right way/approach to distinguish temptations out of them because some of the temptations are deadly to us. Anyway, I cannot say that I can resist all of them but I guess most of them are not the problems for me for I would consider the consequences possible. That's what I'm thinking of. Good day!
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi, I admit that though we are not not above the humanity we have the power to resist some ill temptations. Thanks a lot.
@tzaddi (395)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
temptations are there as tests for all of us..we're only human beings and sometimes we are pulled in by these temptations and we commit mistakes..and from that mistake we learn something and that something can be applied to our daily lives and thus i conclude that life is short, so sin a little..ü just my opinion!!ü
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi there, sin and virtue things are all hu=man created and if you think you are right there would be none to question you unless you harm others; interests. Thanks for responding.
• Australia
26 Apr 09
I say poof! to the seven deadly sins. A sin is what I consider to be a sin, and that means hurting someone else either by malice or carelessness. If it harms none, do as you will. Some temptations are perfectly fine by me. Trying to follow some rote canon of "sins" not only sets us up for failure, it often unnecessarily restricts us from utilising our human ability for pleasure and joy. Lash
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi grandpa, its exactly what I think. After-all we are humans and we have our limitations. The concept of sin and non sin is all human determined. Thanks for the response.
@mobhomeir (7567)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
Hello friend. As far as I understand we can't really resist temptation because we human being are not made perfect. NO matter what resisting way we would do we can't stand still. Nobody is perfect. Besides, temptation is not a sin unless you're tempted....cheers.....
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi friend, you said it. We human beings are not made to be perfect and therefore we can not resist all temptations. Thanks a lot for the response.
• India
26 Apr 09
Temptations are the driving force and we mortal succumb to that. Some temptations you are forced to leave as at a give point of time your priority of life are different and you dont want to loose the tranquility of life.But human nature always go to grab on that temptations which they think they be getting away with that.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi, yes you said it right. Some temptations are too forceful for us to resist and we finally succumb to that. This is human nature after all. Thanks for the response.
• China
26 Apr 09
if you cherish a hope of doing sth or a dream of becoming, u will just ignore any temptations that has nothing to do with what you want.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Yes you are right. Thanks for responding.
• China
26 Apr 09
You are quite right. We can't afford to be saints to risist all temptations.I enjoy the state to be a commen human being. We freely choose to do what we think is right,we self-control, and sometimes we make mistakes or fail to resist temptations. Isn't it happy to sometimes indulge yourself into the good meals and good passions? I think we can enjoy freely being ourselves so long as we don't break the law or moral rules, even though sometimes we can't avoid hurting others or ouselves.After all, we are not God or saints.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
29 Apr 09
Hi, sarahrainbow, nicely put. As we are human we are naturally subject to be tempted and as we do not tend to become saints there is no problem indulging in some good food and doing some thing extra. Thanks a lot for the response.
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
26 Apr 09
Hello Rajib! If all of us could achieve that much control over oureslves, we'd become saints, isn't it? I will be very honest and say that I am not a superhuman so I do give in to temptations sometimes, although not always.It might be to the smallest of things or to something much serious.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
26 Apr 09
Hi Shekhar, you are right for we are not superman nor are God, what we are is known to us. That this is one of the seven deadly sins is not said by God , it was made so by human beings only just to check people getting crowded by such temptation and this is a dangerous thing at a time. Still we can not be totally free from this as we are human too. Thanks a lot.
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• India
22 May 09
Hello my friend krajibg Ji, Now all dust has been settled in our lives. Nothing has been left un-turned. May God bless you and have a great time.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
22 May 09
Hello MGBU, you are quite wise to understand all these things. Do not you?
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• India
23 May 09
Hello my friend krajibg Ji, So nice of you for understanding us. MGBU.
@coolmailraj (2461)
• India
22 May 09
Hi. I don't go that deep in to spirituality and things like that. I am here(on earth) to enjoy myself and I try not to hurt anyone else when I am having fun and that's it. Life is to be lived and enjoyed.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
23 May 09
Hi there, yes, people have different notion on everything else. Be it life, love or living. thanks for sharing.
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
8 May 09
Hi Rajib..I must say that I give in to many temptations. Its because I want to, So from now on, they will no longer be called temptations. They will be called pleasures of life!...I can resist things if I have to, but I dont have to resist pleasures do I? So I will from now on resist ALL temptations and give in only to pleasures!
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
22 May 09
Hi Sands, you just forgot to tell us about your new house. Is it ready? Please tell me or us.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
8 May 09
When it comes to temptation such as food consumption I am pretty good most of the time. When it comes to behaviors involving other people I am often tempted to voice an opinion or pass a comment and sometimes I forget to keep my mouth shut. As far as behaving "badly" I don't have trouble with temptation.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
22 May 09
Hi Canellita, that is human. and what you did is all natural. Even I would do the same way if faced the identical situation.
@abanerji (1026)
• India
29 Apr 09
hi dada! well, its really difficult to rule over temptations and one who is able to do this wins over his heart and mind. many a times i try to rule over temptations but sometimes it seems as if i am giving trouble to the little heart and the little mind... life is so short.. do you think every time temptations must be curtailed...? i don't think so. i feel, desires that do no harm to anybody can be fulfiled. things that are against moral values or humanity etc.should be resisted any how.. even if the desire is very strong.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
1 May 09
Hi sis, the label of sin or anything is men installed and if we are to give indulgence to some temptations it should not be a great issue as such. So how was the trip?
@Darkwing (21590)
28 Apr 09
I'm not as strong as you I'm afraid. Some temptations take a lot of resisting, but I don't see it as a sin to succomb to temptation sometimes. I don't think there will be one person in the whole world who could claim complete resistance of temptation. Brightest Blessings.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
1 May 09
Hi there, yes, of-course, temptation has been always associated with greed and greed is one of the seven deadly sins. No, I am not so strong to resist this. But if we practice on it may be to some extent we would succeed a little. Thanks a lot for the response.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 09
I do not think so. However strong a man may be, temptations are usually stronger. Even Adam and Eve were tempted to transgress. I had been in situations which could have led me to do something worse. I did manage to prevent myself from taking advantage over the situation. The human flesh is weak, so now I avoid from getting into similar situations. For example sometimes I let myself appear physically older than I am. At other times I appear to be rude. Better be safe than regretting over something which cannot be undone. all the best, rosdimy
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
1 May 09
Hi, Your example of Adam and Eve itself proves that this is just too hard to resist temptation as we are al mortals here. Thanks for the response.