Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-3
Sri Swami Chidananda
(Lecture delivered by Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj at the 1st Zonal Orissa Divine Life Conference at Khurda Road on 1st December 1974)
Ref : PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : -
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
*REQUEST ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS MUST READ THIS TOPIC
**IT IS URGENT IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE NATION
3. THE RELATIONSHIP OF CHARACTER TO HUMAN LIFE :
What is the relationship of character to human life?
The relationship of character to human life is the same as that of the foundation to the entire structure of the building which will be raised over that foundation.
The most important part in the structure of the building is the foundation.
If the foundation is well laid, if the foundation is strong, then the building will stand.
You can raise it high, and it will last, it will be strong.
If the foundation is weak or not properly laid, then any moment the building can collapse, the building cannot be lasting.
Even so is the life of the individual.
If in young age, in his youth, in the period of student life the individual tries hard to develop noble qualities, to become strong in body, to acquire will power, strength of mind and he is able to overcome all negative qualities like selfishness, egoism, pride, dishonesty, greed, weakness, overeating and slavery to senses;
if by using his will power, the young man is able to become master over his senses, overcome anger, and develop truthfulness and honesty and he becomes a person of integrity and thus becomes a master of his senses, such a student lays a strong foundation for his future life.
Upon the foundation of a well developed character and conduct, one can build up the edifice or structure of a successful life.
Whatever someone undertakes, he will succeed in it.
Whatever profession he adopts, he will make headway in it. He will shine; he will earn the respect of all people.
He will have a magnetic personality.
He will have influence over his time.
He will be a leader, for the power of character gives magnetism to the personality, and the power of character depends upon self control.
Without self control you cannot be an ideal individual.
The secret of a successful career, the secret of a magnetic personality is self control and character which is the outcome of self control.
The key to character is self control, and character is the basis of success in life.
With character you can overcome every obstacle in life.
You can succeed in all undertakings.
You will shine brilliantly in every field of life.
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To be continued