Ideal Character Archive

A Devotee is Straightforward

“In modern times the sophisticated behave indirectly. If they disagree with a particular point, they will not denounce it, but will either ignore or skate around the topic rather than engage in conflict. In Vedic civilization such behaviour is unsatisfactory. A civilized person is always straightforward. As Srila Rupa Goswami confirms in the Bhakti Rasamrta

The Pride of Possessing Wealth

There are many categories of pride in this world, but some are worse than others. As the Niti Sastra says: vidya-mado dhan-madah tathivabhi-jano madah mada etair aliptanam ta eva hi satam damah “The pride of having a good education is not as bad as the pride of possessing wealth, which is worse than the pride