The Greatest Virtue
- Swami Satchidananda's Weekly Words of Wisdom
"The Greatest Virtue"
"Humility comes only through understanding. As long
as you think you are somebody, you are not. When you
say that you don't understand, you already begin to
understand. It's not an inferiority complex. It's
humility. Remember, the one who has a lot of
understanding is always humble. You are probably
familiar with the wheat plant. You see the wheat in
the field growing straight up. They never bend down
but, at the time when they are rich in nutrition and
fully ripe, they are not straight any more. Because
there is weight in the head, they bend and bow down.
An empty head will proudly stand straight up and say,
'I am so high.' But the mature one bends low to the
ground. So the understanding one will always be humble,
which is the greatest virtue.
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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