This is an old wisdom from the Sufis and Yogis. The meaning is very simple, if we brag it comes negative back to us. With bragging we attract the negativity around us. It makes the people jealous. Allah doesn’t like proud people/ bragging. (Koran) The Germans have an equivalent proverb: Self praise smells. In Germany I would not try to praise myself /brag because you get fast abused for that.
If I would use for my Blog the “I or You”: instead of using the “We”, then I could not reach so many people, because they would think, I am beyond of that problem and so better than them…. Mostly of all people don’t like, that somebody is better than them… Again, using the “I” is the problem. It makes the communication much easier when we using the “we”, we can connect much faster.
Still I am not a fanatic on this subject, like the Yogi Ramakrishna who never used the “I”. If I admit my mistakes for instance, then I use the “I “ or if I was successful then simple we can use: “ I had the fortune/ luck to gain that”.
Why? We have maybe 5% of our life in control, this means every moment can happen something that we don’t expect, that we can’t calculate….
We can have the greatest focus and doing the greatest task in order to win, still we have nothing under our control…
For instance: at the Olympic Games 2016 the favorite horse for winning Gold in Equestrian got an insect bite and could not start… (The same happened for me, I got a poison insect bite in my knee, swollen and discharging pus like crazy, after the surgery…, I had to slow down for 3 weeks). And this happened just through a small insect….
For the religion people it is true, that everything is under God control… Bible: His “will” will happen… and not our “will” will happen. Or: On God blessings everything depends.
If it is so, how can we proclaim or brag that: “we have done it” ?
From the 31st Oct. until 8th Nov. I am on a Pilgrim trek to Muktinath in the Annapurna region/Nepal. Sorry, there will be no Blog in this time, because there will be no Internet. This trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the world and Muktinath is for the Buddhists (Tibetan) and Hindus a holly place. I have done this trek already 2 times.