Much of this portion of the chapter seems based on the Ten Commandments. But not the way they were originally written. Instead they are as interpreted by Jesus, and in some.cases again were reinterpreted by St. Benedict. The section forbidding pride, drunkenness, over eating, drowsiness, laziness, detracting, and grumbling are topics dealt with constantly through the rule. He wrote extensively about grumbling and murmuring. Apparently his monks were equal to some congregations.
But the part that always draws my attention is his attributing good to God and evil to oneself. Presbyterians tend to be equally frank. We believe even the impulse to reach out to God is not our own doing. Even that must come from the Creator. We're in synch with Benedict about evil too. Our Book of Confessions, the first part of our constitution says we are all capable of ultimate depravity. That reminds me of the old comic strip Pogo, who said, we have met the enemy and he is us." That's also why you'll seldom hear Presbyterians refer to themselves as "good Presbyterians."
Thank you St. Benedict for your reminder.
Brother Oscar Romero