Monday, October 17, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Accomplishments and Character

It is the character that makes a person great, not his accomplishments. But in the present age, accomplished men and women are seen as great. A cultured society respects and honors accomplishments are if they are done properly, but what actually invokes the love and respect of the heart is the character of the person. A person's accomplishments induce respect and adoration from another person's mind; it doesn't go beyond that, but a person's character induces respect and love from other people's hearts. Character is the most important thing in a person’s life. We should try to accomplish the best we possibly can but not at the cost of our character. If we do so then everything becomes empty, spiritually, in the eyes of God.

49 comments:

  1. Thank you Radhanath Swami for teaching the importance of character over accomplishment. Very profound article

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  2. If wealth is lost, nothing is lost; If health is lost, something is lost and if character is lost, everything is lost. Radhanath Swamiji gives such wonderful and most needed advice in this yuga where character is getting lost at fast speed in race to achieve wealth, name and fame..

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  3. Amazing blend of Character and Competence!

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  4. yes, character is the most important thing. All the scriptures have plenty of examples in support of this statement.

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  5. what a clear line between Accomplishments and Character "We should try to accomplish the best we possibly can but not at the cost of our character"

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  6. Many thanks to Radhanath swami for stressing about developing character, as this is the need of the hour in today's world, where everyone is trying to exploit everything.....

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  7. Wonderful and absolutely true! Today material prosperity and gain is prized more than character Thank you so much Radhanath Swami for sharing these valuable instructions.

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  8. Thank you for this enlightening post.

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  9. Thank you HH Radhanath swami for explaining us the importance of character in our life.

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  10. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. How nicely he has categorized the vital differences between character and accomplishments. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. At the end people will respect you for who you are and not just what you have done.Thank you for an enlightening instructions.

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  12. A profound comment by Maharaj! Thank you!

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  13. Thank you mahraj for such an enlightening article

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  14. what a wonderful way to stress on importance of character

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  15. As HH Radhanath Swami says if character is lost everything is lost.

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  16. Very nice article.....

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  17. very nicely said...thanks for sharing

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  18. Good character attracts people's hearts and is recognized by God.

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  19. This message has come timely in my life. Now I know where to draw the line:"We should try to accomplish the best we possibly can but not at the cost of our character". Thank you very much for sharing this.

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  20. Thank you very much Maharaj for this enlightening article!

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  21. This reminds me of the saying - if wealth is lost, nothing is lost, if health is lost something is lost but if character is lost everything is lost!

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  22. Very wonderfully point HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj enlightening all of us with.

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  23. Hare krishna. Character vs competence.

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  24. Thank you Maharaj for your inspiring words

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  25. Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing this wisdom on the importance of character.

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  26. modern day institutions that impart knowledge does not value character. Therefore today we find so many suave and educated hippies who do not care for good character. Thank you maharaj for stressing on something that is completely lost

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  27. "We should try to accomplish the best we possibly can but not at the cost of our character." H.H Radhanath swami Maharaj has emphasized the need of good character once again. Hare Krishna.

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  28. It is really an eye opener from H.H Radhanath Swami. People in present age are misdirected by thinking that a person who has accomplished as the greatest person and are misdirected by them.

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  29. very well explained about how to maintain our character while achieving accomplishments.thank you maharaj!

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  30. The accomplishment is not beneficial if the character of the accomplisher is not good. To develop personality one has to take care of his characteristic. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  31. Honestly, we all tend to give more preference to accomplishments of a person than his character..... that is why there is so much fan following to famous personalities who in reel life are famous but in real life are not so great.

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  32. This is how much true in todays society - only accomplishments and position are valued, and character is not even spoken much.

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  33. wonderful article on importance of character

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  34. A good character makes one perfect,not only material designations or qualifications.Very amazing article.

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  35. Thank you maharaj for explaining us the importance of character in person's life. Thank you very much.

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  36. Wonderful post from Radhanath Swami!!!

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  37. Yes, good character is everything in life.

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  38. "A person's accomplishments induce respect and adoration from another person's mind; it doesn't go beyond that, but a person's character induces respect and love from other people's hearts. Character is the most important thing in a person’s life." These messages are so deep. All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  39. radhanth swami correctly expresses the ultimate need of the society,

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  40. the importance of character is so nicely explained

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  41. We need politicians who understand this and then only we can think of a happy society and for that purpose to come true we can't spare ourselves in fact it has to start from us only. Thank you maharaj.

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  42. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A wonderful explanation.How character is a virtue but seldom practiced in the modern times. Its importance can be experienced by us everyday when we hear of scams and misdeeds of people sitting in higher positions.

    So character as presented by the narrative is the most important virtue a man can posses.

    Hare Krishna.

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  43. Arjun K RamachandraNovember 30, 2011 at 4:45 AM

    In this connection, Radhanath Swami gives the contrasting examples of Indra and Prthu Maharaj from the epic Srimad Bhagavatam. Indra became a champion of accomplishment only at the cost of character while prthu maharaj became a champion of character.

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  44. Radhanath Swami always focuses on the imprtance of character,humility,integrity,sincerity & respect for others in all situations. He truly embodies all these wonderful qualities himself and also teaches us by his exemplary example. Thank you very much !
    Hare Krishna !

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