Meet: msholimstvo - it's a sin, and very insidious
Even unbelievers are usually quite aware ofmortal sins. In the end, literature and cinema often mention them. However, the people are inclined to forget that sins are not limited to mortals - they are much more than seven, and sinful such deeds are considered quite justified. It's another matter that the harm done by them is much less and is usually inflicted by the sinner to himself, so these misdemeanors are considered less "important." At the same time, such accusations are condemned by the church, and not for nothing. Among them there is a kind of "mzheloimstvo" - this is again a sin, and one that, in the first place, is dangerous for the person and his closest associates.
What does this word mean?
Its origin is associated with the Old Slavonicword "moss". There are several interpretations. The most common thing is a thing, but sometimes it is treated more broadly, then it means property. The Church means by this word mainly profit, profit and profit. Accordingly, it can be said that mshoydomstvo - this is a thing of things, a dependence on objects, the desire to accumulate them, to collect them and in any case not to lose them (in any way: no sale, no gift, no use is even implied, because from the latter the object comes to worthlessness, and the mseloimets no longer possess it).
Kinds of sin
The most simple and relatively harmless churchis defined as bribery. In this version, the sinner takes bribes with things (the classic example is "greyhound puppies"). Next is collecting gifts, and they are stored, even if absolutely not needed. A person starts even begging or extorting souvenirs from donors, even if he gets some frank nonsense. However, the most difficult option, when mshoimimstvo - is a stupid gathering of everything in a row, pulling into the house and storing in it everything that a person can reach. In Soviet times this behavior was called "Plyushkin's syndrome".
Initially monshelimstvo - sin, which was put inguilt to the monks who collected things in the cells that did not correspond to the monastic rule. Especially it concerned objects that do not carry applied value, or unnecessarily decorated, pretentious objects of everyday life. However, since that time the notion of marshing has developed somewhat and received new interpretations.
And why is it sinful?
Spiritual fathers give several reasons forwhich such a vice is counted as sins. The main of them is the disuse of things for their intended purpose. After all msehloimstvo - it's just the storage of collected, purchased or donated items that were created to serve people. Violation of purpose is a disregard for the Lord's instructions. Next: things should be purchased if necessary, and not for the sake of satisfying a painful inclination. And most importantly - a person becomes attached to objects, begins to serve them and his predilection, although he must serve God. It is appropriate to remember about "do not make yourself an idol", and such unrestrained accumulation is already quite like the worship of an artificially created idol.
A vice or a disease?
However, this is not the only form thatacquires monshing. The meaning of this term varies somewhat when a person does not collect trash, but buys it. The painful craving for constant purchases was called "shopaholism" in the modern world. In medicine, this variant of mashing is called "oniomania". With her, it does not matter to a person what, where and why to buy, just to do it. Often, purchases are not used later. But shopaholics can talk about them for hours, while they know in which stores and at what time there are sales, and themselves periodically wonder why they bought some bauble.
It is clear, mseeloimstvo - this is not stealing, notmurder, not adultery ... However, living with a man burdened by such a sin, and uncomfortable, and uneasy, and very expensive. So if you are being drawn senselessly to spend money or to bring home anything that you can do without, think: do you want to become a mzheloimtsem? As with any addiction, it will be difficult to get rid of this later.