Today is the second day of Dashlakshan parva. The first yesterday was forgiveness.
The second virtue i.e. today is Humility, or to avoid/minimize arrogance /ego and to keep our heart soft, humble, courteous and tolerant. Without humility you cannot learn anything from others as you consider yourself superior to everyone. Humility is based on the principle that all are equal in one way or the other.
We live in the fast food culture. So, we want everything fast. We wish to move up in our profession fast at jet speed. Some do succeed also. Let us look at two very intelligent persons in a company. Both are equally smart and hard working as well. However, the one who practises humility, moves faster in the profession than the other. Why? ‘Pride/arrogance results in disgrace; but with humility comes wisdom, the ability to get along and win other’s good wishes.’ Humility is everyone’s key inherent value which is manifold; like to be humble, to be modest and not brag, to be disciplined, to show respect or pay reverence to others. Let us remember, Patronage/support/love/blessings are always earned and never given automatically. To be humble, is a virtue which is self-imposed as it is the inherent nature of our soul.
To achieve our goal, we have to interact with people in the form of a guru, family, colleagues and seniors, customers and suppliers, government, friends and so on to gain their patronage/support. Suppose you have a competitor with similar product and selling at the same price. With whom would prefer to interact? Naturally the one who practices humility.
Let us now see how it is practiced in different life situations:
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