Jealousy produces more Dhayodanas – the wicked ones

Who chooses offence as a way against their own kith-kin.

Jealousy is enemy number one of spiritualism

Since it pollutes our body, mind, and soul with its negativism

Jealousy is an unwanted baggage, so cruel

Since it retards our further growth in any field

Jealousy it brings forth our indecent behavior

As it is the source of our anger.

Jealousy is offensive in nature

Since it brings about unpleasantness in us

Jealousy is destructive to a large extent

Since it takes away the brotherly feelings.

Jealousy brings about trust deficit in our relationship

Since it produces a feeling of the doubt so lasting.

Jealousy produces in us the comparing emotion

Which generates greed for power and position.

Jealousy dissipates our self-confidence

Since we feel envy with lack of self-reliance.

Jealousy is the mother of all ills bedeviling in us

Since it creates the feeling of ill-will for even our closest friends 

Jealousy fills our mind with all sorts of rubbish

Thus not letting us concentrate on our prayers/meditation

Jealousy brings about excessive egocentric tendencies

Thus not allowing us the freedom to perform freely our Karmic duties.

Jealousy does not allow us to be clean and calm

Hence are not able to transact our duties with detachment

Jealousy is the result of inherent fears haunting our mindset

Makes us more fearful whilst facing a difficult situation.

Jealousy is the antithesis of peace and harmony

It attacks the very foundation of cultural identity.

                                             Jealousy dissipates our latent energy

Since it degenerates our mental faculty.

Jealousy puts brakes on our inward journey

By blocking the potential energy

Thus not allowing us the bliss and pure joy

Which is dwelling inside us all.

Jealousy proves a destabilizing agent of positive change

Since it is the agent provocateur of negativity

Jealousy acts against the purity of our consciousness

As it is against sincerity, devotion, and kindness.

Jealousy produces speech impurity

Since with it in abundance, we speak insensibly.

Jealousy produces in us the impurity of senses

Thereby we take the benefit at the cost of others.

Jealousy in the household of ours where we reside joyfully

Results in disunity amongst the members of the family.

Jealousy converts the peace of our mind into pieces

And creates disharmony between persons at all places.

Jealousy is a psychic malady

Produces imbalance in our mind hugely.

Jealousy produces a feeling of greediness

For getting ‘more’ of worldly possessions

By any means open to us.

Jealousy generates a feeling of inferiority complex

By losing the self-esteem by our own Karmic deeds.

Jealousy creates suspicion in our own capability

Then we are not able to meet the situation we are placed in.

Jealously thus is a negative trait that we possess irrationally

It should be shunned totally if we want to progress holistically


In essence, there are some families who treat their male child and the female child. The male child is given every facilities and opportunity which are not given to the girl child. The trigger for writing about jealousy was when there was an unusual tiff between brother and sister, and unusual, simply because this argument on petty matter turned into a slanging match between the two and that too when the warmth of brother and sister relationship is consolidated – on Raksha Bandhan. But under my very sight, a match was a mud-slinging match was going on. It seemed that the sister was having a field day by remembering anything that she could remember was hurled at her brother. Here the brother was at the receiving end from his sister. She simmering inside her and exploded when she could not tolerate any longer. Seemingly, the sister was under the spell of anger, fear, envy, and lack of everything. Meaning, she was under the influence of jealousy.

Jealousy is a human emotion generated by a lack of understanding in the relationship – spouse feeling jealousy for his/her spouse due to misgiving or suspicion. This suspicion may be due to doubt on infidelity or disloyalty. A fellow employee in an organization may feel jealousy for his/her colleague for being proficient.    


In reality, the jealousy is generated when we compare ourselves with others, who have done well in their lives. Envy results when we do not avail of the opportunities which come our way with the application.  Virtually we are pre-occupied with thoughts of others who have reached to their pinnacle of success rather than trying our bit to succeed. It should never be forgotten that we succeed or fail based on our own initiative and drive or lack of it. Thinking about others’ successes but not making sincere efforts is neither here nor there.


A person having an emotional feeling of enviousness is due to lack of value system with the idea that anything which is earned with personal sincere efforts. When we do not have a hierarchy of values; which are based on ethical and moral standpoints for earning our place in the society then we may get something but that ‘something’ would be for a short duration.


Jealousy is an emotion which is generated by a feeling of insecurity due to lack of material possessions or status which others may have.



Author: Harbans

GOD is very compassionate with us in every way, need is to use those blessings which are the results of His bounties and thank Him for everything that He gives us. We should also share these bounties with our fellow-beings. I am the person who loves God and His Creations. I love my Creator and not fear Him. My children are adjusted to life, incommensurate, to their Karma and destiny. I have served as a Sr CGO for about 38 years in a Central Govt. Presently I am serving as an Adm Offer with an Engineering College. I am a spiritual person with liberal ways of thinking. I respect all the religions as I respect mine since I understand that all the religions are the pathways to a SINGLE ENTITY - paths for connecting with Him may be different but the ULTIMATE SOURCE IS ONE. I want to be a student till last day of my life. I am a homeopath also, which I pursue as a social service only. Happy moments, I take as God's Gifts, sad ones I take as His Test for me. I believe that He will surely assist me in this Test of His, come what may. Really. I have more belief in Him than I am on my own. You can comprehend my philosophy in life from my write-ups which I write while interacting with them. I firmly believe that every person has the special characteristic which other fellows cannot have and I respect that person as such. With the grace of Almighty God, a book entitled INNER THOUGHTS which could be purchased online from This book is based on the topics which have been penned down. That is why it is rightly said if intentions are good, everything goes well with you.

18 thoughts on “JEALOUSY – A NEGATIVE TRAIT”

  1. Jealousy is a negative trait and sap our energy and does not allow us to work with reasonableness




  2. Good morning, my dear spiritual friend across the oceans. I liked this article, not because it was nicely and smoothly written ( it shows that you had a hard time to sit down and tackle this disgusting issue for spiritually-minded persons like you) but because it exposes something that we all had to deal with sometime in our lives and hopefully overcome. Having momentary instances of jealousy is human but a permanent, resilient attitude is truly sickening and saps your self-confidence for even the most menial of tasks Early on in my life I decided to follow the example of my parents who were never jealous per se. I have tried to transmit the same teaching to my children and so far, so good. Crossing my fingers. You might have been so emotionally upset that you left your keyboard and sprung out of your seat; that’s why you didn’t put the customary final resume in that article, didn’t you?
    A big hug. Arrivederci!

    1. Dr. Sahib:

      I have penned down ‘IMPORTANT THOUGHTS..’ IN THE FORM OF A POEM. Do appraise and offer your comments. I always love your commentary.


    2. Hello there. It’s just that after more than forty years of medical practice and seeing all kind of patients daily I have developed a special sensitivity that goes beyond the mere sight. Without any false pretense, I can “feel” and empathize with various emotional states by just “smelling” the other person (or his/her writings) I will appraise the poem tomorrow as I am at work now. A big hug again. Arrivederci.

      1. Dr. Sahib.

        I really appreciate your view of view about knowing the state of a person even without seeing him/her. This trait is attained partly through sustained efforts by knowing the psychology of a person and partly it is due to the grace of God and I think God’s grace too comes through sustained hard work.

        Thanks again for your commentary on my comments.


      2. Thanks for your affectionate commentary, my friend. Since you clearly grasp my genetic (given by God through my mother) and acquired (obtained through hard work) ability to “feel” the persons I interact with, I would like to respectfully ask you to write later the introduction to the book I am writing now. If you don’t mind of course.

    3. Dr. SAHIB: i really thank you for your thoughts on jealousy – an inspirational commentary indeed. Fact remains, we all feel jealousy, on one pretext or other but this should be only ‘momentary’ and if it just continues then we will be disappointed. It will really be sapping our energy.

      You are absolutely right in pointing out that I was really emotionally down and disappointed to a limit and that is why the result. What an understanding you have – just moving indeed! Dr. you are a ‘know-all’ personage indeed!


      1. Please don’t be too hard on yourself, my dear friend. There are just issues, as well as people, that literally “disgust” us and we have a hard time overcoming our nausea. C’est la vie!

      2. Dr. Sahib thank you so very much for your soothing words.

        To be frank, I get learning experiences from such people. These people keep on reminding me; not to be like them.

        Thank again.


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