For man, the vanity of vanities represents first of all solidarity with his own universe, and this vanity is mans Salvation, the way through which he will defeat himself and defeat with it the entire universe which will become a mere appendix of his Sacred Self. Then when and to whom will the man pray But why does he have to pray What made God pray in the first place Fear Anguish Misery Pain A bit of all of this, this meant a lot. But when man will find his Sacred Self, he will be a strong Man, without fear, anguish, pain, anxiety. It is true, but then man will pray more than ever. Why Precisely because he will be stronger than ever, by being solidary to the universe, to the divinity of which he is a part. It is this solidarity that will make him pray to his own saving vanity To pray to his Sacred Self, so that he will never forget the existence of this saving vanity of vanities, that will take him in the lost paradise of his own thoughts The prayer will be nothing else than mans solidarity through vanity. And vanity will be this prayer that will never leave the man It was, it is and it will be mans destiny If man did not pray, even on subconscious level, he would lose his self vanity, which will set his Sacred Self free.
I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure.
Great sins are great possessions but levities and vanities possess us too and men had rather part with Christ than with any possession.
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed "Wisdom." And then I know exactly what is going to follow: "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is, never start believing your own press.
The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities all is vanity.
Aristocracy has three successive ages. First superiority s, then privileges and finally vanities. Having passed from the first, it degenerates in the second and dies in the third.
Thus aged men, full loth and slow, The vanities of life forego, And count their youthful follies o'er, Till Memory lends her light no more.
Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion take their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth.
After such knowledge, what forgiveness Think now History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions Guides us by vanities.
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
This man will not be able to understand why the sun still has the power to shine, eve if everything is vanity, as he will not be able to understand why the sun, the universe and all of its infinite galaxies and the endless stars have an age. He will not be able to understand why all of this dies, why they will all be someday stardust, and more than that, they will be Void and being, they will the nothingness of the vanity of vanities in vanity. And man will wonder Was it at least a Curse No, they cannot even be that. He will wonder again Was it a prayer or faith And he will turn to the church again, but this time he will not look for the church outside him, but only inside him, finding it in the Sacred Self alone, where it awaited him for so long facing the ages, when man was facing himself. And Man will shout desperately to his Sacred Self Why all of this Why the vanity Only then the Sacred Self will answer him For you It was all for you Man For me, will answer the man to his Sacred Self. Yes Man Yes Man Yes Man, will infinitely repeat the Sacred Self.
Oh, Vanity of vanities How wayward the decrees of Fate are How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are.
Only then man will raise his eyes to the sun that caressed with its rays so many millennia of frustration and anguish, of absurd and uncertainty, of lack of power and suffering. He will hail the sun and the stars and everything that surrounds him knowing they are all vanity of vanities. Vanity of vanities that will give man a meaning This vanity of vanities will tell the man that he truly dreams his own Illusion of Life, that he finally found the meaning.
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein.