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Ten Concepts, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

69- Knowledge of trivialities


Your brain is like a computer with a certain capacity for collecting data.

So, you ought not occupy a large part of it with trivialities which may hinder from storing useful things. Image: Stupid toy صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: لعبة تافهة Image: Stupid toy

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Keep only what you need or what is necessary for your life, and serves a useful purpose, and know that whatever you keep in your mind will certainly be revealed whether intentionally or unintentionally, as we have discussed this issue before here on in other sections. There may be some information kept in your subconscience some years ago and you find them coming out unexpectedly on any occasion you are not prepared for.

Some use their minds in collecting futile and vain knowledge.

This may not be in itself a sin, but such knowledge occupies the mind with trivialities and distracts it from spiritual and theological matters.

It thus hinders the mind from positive work which builds your spiritual life and prevents the mind from useful contemplations.

These people may also transfer such trivial knowledge to others.

They transfer it through their conversation with others which is of no benefit. It is merely the wasting of time which can be used in other productive things.

I wish you would only occupy your mind with constructive knowledge which would help strengthen your personality, elevate your feelings and promote your spiritualities, and which will be useful to humanity or to the community in which you live.

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