Radhanath Swami says, “To fail is not much of a loss…”

1 Posted by - August 5, 2014 - Radhanath Swami

To fail is not much of a loss, to lose one’s character and integrity is a major loss to our inner life. A person with proper disposition and attitude is willing to accept even major failures in the eyes of the world in order to preserve the high values that he or she believes in.

– Radhanath Swami

  • Kiran Shetty

    It indeed takes a person of Character to live by principles and this takes a lot of Internal Makeup…which i believe makes a person beautiful in the eyes of God, and that is what will bring us the ultimate fulfillment in our lives.

  • navinp

    Character loss is a complete loss.It is like loosing the light of our life

  • dharmendra vaishya

    Seriously character and integrity is our real income

    • Gopinath Chandra

      Here are some interesting thoughts by Radhanath Swami on character: “Character means ‘the golden rule’. In the western civilization the golden rule of Christian thought is, ‘Treat your neighbours as yourself’. Vedas say ‘par dukha dukhi’ – that a man or woman with a proper character understands others suffering to be his or her own.”

      • dharmendra vaishya

        Pr its so true

  • Sanjiv

    This is the most critical aspect in the journey of our spiritual lives as the Lord sees our inside and what we think and how we react to irreversals that are inevitably going to come no matter who we are.

  • Srivallabhi dd

    No doubt character and integrity is a real wealth of a person.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! It takes a person with a lot of character to fight for the ideals he believes in in spite of opposition and ridicule from others.

  • Raju K Mewada

    In current societal condition if we look at the major problems than we may conclude that we have compromise with our integrity and moral values just for some money or fame or like that..such compromises led us to degraded conditions. Only hope for this suggested here to accept behavioural integrity even at cost of loss of money..

  • Navin Poojary

    The devotees of the Lord have always thought it right to to uphold character than winning thru means of Cheating etc. The Pandavas in the entire Mahbharat exemplified this value

  • datta

    very true! If wealth is lost nothing is lost, if health is lost something is lost but if character is lost everything is lost.

  • chetan warade

    very perfects quote by Radhanath Swami

  • sneha

    Thank you for such a nice article. It is right that one’s character is the most valuable thing for a person.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Jai jai. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Y Raja Shekar

    Superb quote by Radhanath Swami which is invaluable.

  • mandeep sidhu

    One Character is determined on ability to accept the truth that is Holy name of the Lord
    thanks Maharaja wonderful statement
    Jai Prabhupada Jai Maharaja Hare Krishna

  • Piyush Singh

    Very useful words of wisdom from HH Radhanath Swami. These are the vital aspects that are to be maintained at any cost.