The Battle inside Us

imgp8419.jpg One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

photo by the author of the blog

3 thoughts on “The Battle inside Us

  1. clpatel

    Basically we have six enemies within us who puts barrier between us and our true Self which is the real source of Eternal joy. These enemies are the product of ignorance. We come to recgnize them when we suffer in their clutches. We donot know how to get them rid of us. So we go to a guru who gives us knowledge to fight them and drive them away. In The olden days people go to forests for penance to get Nirvana or Moksha from these enemies. We do not know how many births might have been gone in the past and we are still in the clutches of these six enemies. Now thanks to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi who has given our self-realization and in no time they all have vanished . We can see them within us in the light if Sahaja Yoga and drive them away by cleansing practices of Sahaja Yoga. Now we feel our ocean of peace and the joy for ever.

  2. Okay… beautiful story, but have you heard of Prem Rwat?
    Check the link and see if that would help anyone who reads this, that the battle within can be fought through an experience of peace within.

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