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 actually is greatness. So what are the actual qualities of a Mahatma or a great soul? Is greatness to have a lot of money? Some of the most degraded people in the world are billionaires and millionaires even today we see very wealthy people are funding terrorism, cruelty to innocent. 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 – Ones greatness has to be estimated by ones 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 actually the test of the substance of your character. There are six enemies that exist within our own hearts and they are provoked by both circumstances within and without. What are those six enemies? Lust, envy, pride, anger, greed and illusion. A great personality is one who is able to tolerate these urges.
- H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
The material world is a dangerous place to be in. It's dangerous because there is a temptation of illusory energy; there is danger at every step.
- H.H.Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaj