Date :Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | Time : 10:11 |ID: 62723 | Print

Can the arrogant be recognized by way of sitting in gatherings?

SHAFAQNA – One of the ways in which a person can test himself and find out if this bad characteristic of arrogance exist in him or not is the way of sitting in gatherings. For example if he enters a meeting/gathering and wants to sit right on the top, should know that he is mentally ill; this condition exist in him, (but) why? Because he created a place/situation in his mind and wants to take himself there and sit on the top; but the place/situation in relation with what? In comparison with other people; he is entangled with arrogance; says to himself: My place is there (on the top), the illness of arrogance is in such a person. It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: One of the signs of humbleness is that a person sits in a place where that place is lower than his real social status in society [1].

[1] Wasaelul Shia, Vol. 15, Page 382.

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