Why a misplaced Virtue is bad?

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Answers from the books of Samael Aun Weor


Let us remember that in pure esotericism good is all that is in its place; bad is all that is
out of its place.

For instance: water is good in its place, but if the water is out of place, if it floods the
house, then it would cause damage; it would be bad and harmful.

Likewise, fire in the kitchen, when in its place, besides being useful, is good. Yet, the fire
out of its place, burning the furniture of the living room, would be bad and harmful.

Thus, any virtue, no matter how holy it might be, is good in its place; yet, it is bad and
harmful out of its place. We can harm others with our virtues. Therefore, it is
indispensable to place virtues in their corresponding place.

What would you say about a priest who preaches the Word of the Lord inside a brothel?
What would you say about a meek and tolerant male who blesses a gang of assailants
attempting to rape his wife and daughters? What would you say about that type of
tolerance taken to such an extreme? What would you say about the charitable attitude of a
man who, instead of taking food home, shares his money among beggars who have a
vice? What would be your opinion of a helpful man who in a given moment lends a
dagger to a murderer?

Samael Aun Weor: Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology