316. Stolen identity

I came across this video made by a bank in Belgium showing the dangers of sharing one’s personal information online which eventually gets misused by a thief. Definitely an educational video one should watch. It’s not too long.

Later in the day, I began to ponder over this video from a spiritual perspective. In the video, you see the thief stealing your identity to control your life and you have no idea what is going on. Similarly, our true spiritual identity has been stolen by maya (the material energy) who then uses our mind and intelligence to keep us in illusion and entangled in miseries. We have no idea what’s going on.

The only way to get out of such a mess is to report your situation to proper authorities (devotees and spiritual teachers), follow safe practices (regulative principles) and inform others of this true life danger (sharing the wisdom of the scriptures).

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