“It is better to fail in the eyes of the world, in order to protect the integrity of your character, and the ideals that you hold sacred in your life; that willingness to fail for a higher cause is victory in itself.” – Radhanath Swami
But if you sell your integrity and character for the broken glass of material success, then what have you gained? – Something hollow without substance, without meaning, without real inner heartfelt satisfaction. And ultimately, if we maintain our ideals with faith and confidence in our own inner value, in our own efforts, in our own sincerity, in our own dignity, and in our connection to the supreme, then in the end our life will be glorious. Many of the greatest accomplishments achieved within this world have been obtained through faith in this principle. Such accomplishments enlighten and illuminate the society, rather than further the darkness.
– Radhanath Swami