VERITOPIA Sword In Stone

Alchemy &

The Seven Deadly Sins

Note: This is just for discussion purposes. I'm not sure how accurate or useful it is...

The Seven Deadly Sins are an obvious candidate for the Universal-Plan.

The Seven Virtues are included too.

It seems a pretty good fit, and the sins/virtues seem reasonably well matched as opposites.

This list needs more thinking through and the concepts need more detailed definitions. In theory, the end result would be a map of human motivations that should help in understanding people. The map might help define how to change sins into virtues.

Principle Function Sin (Yin) Virtue (Yang) Notes

Will, Desire, Intent Wrath / Anger Patience We get angry when our will is denied.
[love of ones own will]

Make Will into Law Envy Kindness Envy/kindness inevitably involves voice: 'I wish...'.
[love of status]

Law, Path, Design Greed Charity Law is our rules we live by.
Is the rule to aquire, or to provide?
[love of receiving]

Make Law into Action Pride Humility Pride is experienced in the heart.
("His heart swelled with pride.")
[love of self]

Action, Power, Motion Gluttony Temperance Water = stomach & action, thus Gluttony.
[love of food/consumption]

Bring Earth into Motion Lust Chastity These are clearly related to the Sex principle.
[love of sex]

Location, Locomotion Sloth Diligence Sloth is passivity, and this is the 'rest-day'...
[love of rest]


The site uses cookies (where available), only to remember the (optional) name you use for comments.

There's no advertising on this website.