Part I Of Pride Vanity and Haughtiness
Pride/Vanity and Haughtiness. These are the fruits of a bent tree. Everything good becomes stunted in a person. They do not receive additional gifts nor cultivate existing talents, defaulting to envy. Faking becomes the same as achievement. Bad things happen to them, but they are so quick to avoid and pass on responsibility that they are blind to the understanding of cause and effect. Effect having been generated by cause or action they did. But separated by enough time to forget the linkage! This is an esoteric brahmin class (iirc) interpretation of the curse of samsara in hindu/buddhism. The wheel of reincarnation. People are blind to the karma they generate and pridefully think they can lay it on others.
A marker of spiritual growth is that this gap between cause and effect decreases. Effects come quicker/sooner relative to its cause. and your mind can build on that… and build and build. This is due to the benefits of taking responsibility for your actions, amongst other factors, like instead of being stuck on the same issue banging head on wall you ‘solve’ them and on to the next and so on. If that makes sense at all. I hope it does. Questions are welcomed. Peace.