Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Radhanath Swami on Greatness of Character

Who is a great person? People come to adore great people or envy great people. And people like to become great in their own way somehow or the other, but what is actual greatness? What are the actual qualities of a great soul? Is it greatness to have a lot of money? Some of the most degraded people in the world are billionaires and millionaires. We see very wealthy people are funding terrorism and cruelty to innocents. Is that great? Is greatness fame, being a good singer, being a great dancer or having a beautiful body or being very strong and athletic or being heroic? According to the universal principle of all spiritual paths, one's greatness has to be estimated by one's ability to tolerate provoking situations. It is easy to make a show of being great, but when you are challenged, when provoking situations face you, then is the actual test of the substance of your character.

38 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the barometer for greatness.

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  2. very nice article thanks for sharing

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  3. wow.. such a beautiful test to check greatness of person. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Clear definition herein by Radhanath Swami on greatness of one's character.Yes it is test of our character when we face provoking situations.One has to increase his/her level of tolerance under bonafide spiritual guidance.In Kali Yuga we face and we will face more provoking situations as the time progresses and therefore spiritual education is a must to stood the test of the situations.

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  5. Good Character is a sign of a person who would be an asset to the society.

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  6. Radhanath Swami has very rightly emphasized on the point that personal wealth, beauty or fame does not actually speak for the greatness of a person. Its only the integrity of character which is the true yardstick to measure someone's greatness.

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  7. Very true that one's greatness can be tested whenthere are provoking situation

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  8. "One's greatness has to be estimated by one's ability to tolerate provoking situations. It is easy to make a show of being great, but when you are challenged, when provoking situations face you, then is the actual test of the substance of your character." This is so true. Otherwise, the so called all greatness becomes a show.

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  9. Radhanath swami has very nicely defined "Great Person". Provoking situation is the real test of greatness.

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  10. "According to the universal principle of all spiritual paths, one's greatness has to be estimated by one's ability to tolerate provoking situations"-Nice quote.

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  11. Very true........People are crazy after actors, sportsman, politicians, etc, but most of the times people are disappointed with their behaviour & character......

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  12. Nice...
    Greatness is the ability to tolerate the provoking situations...

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  13. its really very important to remember when we are in trouble as at that time we forget everything and try to react on situation without any single thought. thank you maharaj..

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  14. True meaning of greatness explained by Radhanath swami nicely as he himself is a great personality.

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  15. Tolerating provoking situations is true test for our greatness......! I need to go a long way indeed.....!But Thank you for sharing this; I can start taking baby steps in this direction....

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  16. Very instructive article....

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  17. Radhanath Swami has given a very nice summarization of 'greatness'. It is indeed reflected in the graceful manner in which we deal with provoking & challenging situations.

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  18. Amazing explanation about the character of a great person."One's greatness has to be estimated by one's ability to tolerate provoking situations. Well said1

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  19. Its really true when we face provoking situation thats a real test of our character.

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  20. Great words from the great character...thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining the real test of our character - it comes out in black and white.

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  21. very true. This moment of test comes into our lives surprisingly and we have to prepare for it on a daily basis by associating with those who have passed this test. Thank you so much

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  22. This test is very easy to fail! Thank you Radhanath Swami!

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  23. Thanks for sharing...

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  24. Real greatness means tolerance, unlimited forgiveness.
    this is very powerful statement said and very true it is one's greatness has to be estimated by one's ability to tolerate provoking situations

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  25. Amazing article. Thanks for sharing such nectar maharaj.

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  26. "one's greatness has to be estimated by one's ability to tolerate provoking situations" - Thanks for sharing

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  27. Very enlightening definition of being "GREAT"!

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  28. A great person never needs to face provoking situation because he is always humble and obedient. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

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  29. Greatness means you must pass the test of character! Wonderfully put by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  30. It's said "A person is judged by how he reacts in the provoking situations". Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for this great message.

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  31. Thank you for sharing..

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  32. "It is easy to make a show of being great, but when you are challenged, when provoking situations face you, then is the actual test of the substance of your character." This is a great lesson to understand what is real greatness.

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  33. it is a really thoughtful comment!

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  34. simply amazing article.

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  35. Very nice blog. Many thanks to swamiji for sharing

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