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Articles tagged as Character

  • Character or Capability?

    Maybe we tend to prioritise external achievements over internal purification – after all, that’s what gets the claps and nods from our social circle.

  • The "Locker Room" Excuse - What Do The Vedas Say?

    Probably, most of us say things in private we wouldn't dare utter in public. But, is that acceptable or morally healthy? Hindu texts indicate that all speech reveals who we are. The Upanishads say our actual character is made up of our deepest desires; those desires manifest as our words and actions, which, in turn, create our destiny. 

  • Character or Capability?

     In the material world people are remembered for what they do – their ground-breaking achievements, their high ranking positions of responsibility, and their impactful influence on others. In spiritual circles, however, people are remembered for who they are.

  • Character Reference
    There is never a time when the spiritualist is not tolerant. At times, however, they may speak strongly, express displeasure and act assertively to create change. Despite this, they never feel personal discomfort or inconvenience, but simply act for the benefit and welfare of others.
  • The Money Analogy and the Politics of Doing the Right Thing
    According to Vaishnava teaching, one can gauge a person's spiritual status by how they react to finding money on the street: Do they keep it for themselves? Do they leave it lying there? Or do they look for the original owner? What would you do?