Hypocrisy or equilibrium?
Hypocrite is one when one is keeping up appearances, when one acts as-if while one in fact doesn't know or didn't succeed in figuring out how to combine an outward correctness with the inner harmony and balance of an essential virtue. Thus it becomes evident that the counterpart of hypocrisy is formed by the virtue of an inner equilibrium; or that one the correct way is virtuous with one's external behavior in the different spheres of life or fields of action.
Equilibrium is there with the 'heavenly virtues' (see the Confucianism of Zhi Xi) when one properly matches the virtue and the field (source: Hinduism - khetra) in accord with the order of time (see filognosy and Islam); in other words, when the ether is no more clouded. In matters of business is one then dutiful with the money, in private is one then of insight in the religious sense, concerning the ego is one then humane and trustful and in one's clublife dominates then the certainty and propriety of a ritualized respect.
Hypocrisy on the contrary is when one clouds the ether by not respecting the regulative principles (see also values), so that an ego is formed characterized by false appearances. In terms of business matters serves the falsity of dutifulness then the masking of deceit, exploit and price-fixing. Private serves the falsity of the understanding then the masking of calculation, attachment and infatuation. Concerning matters of the ego serves the falsity of acting humanly then the masking of the hysteria, inequality and a personality cult. In the field of one's clublife serves the appearance of a formal correctitude the masking of a sexual obsession, institutional power and favoritism. Each of the twelve forms of hypocrisy implicates a policy of deception in which one is virtuous in the wrong context or in which one with one single field interest tries to cover all virtue. Thus is then in the field of business activities the striving for religious virtue simply deceptive, the regulation of lust exploitation, and the striving for liberation (from competition) a falsy fixed price. Thus is the ambition to make money in the private sphere calculation, the regulation of lust in private attachment and is striving for liberation in the private sphere infatuation. To get the ego healthy on the basis of money is drawing attention or unsollicited advertising, based on religiosity is doing the ego a form of inequality and is the endeavor to find liberation in it a personality cult. In the field of associating with others when one in a club strives for the regulation of lust is a sexual obsession, the religious constitutes so a heartless institutionalized power, and the striving for money is then a form of favoritism. One could also state that hypocrisy is the result of ulterior motives.
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