“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting,” says Aldous Huxley.
This is true, practical wisdom. A person, especially a youngster i.e. a person somewhat of my age, struggling to find a place in the world, often overlooks the sagacity of such words. He chases imaginary rainbows and comes to deep disappointments.
I believe this is avoidable. If we look at the analysis conducted by wise people, we get an insight into what leads to magnification of the self. Based upon my understanding of the same, it means –
One whose object of pursuit is not tainted by anger, pleasure, arrogance, abashment, ego and over-estimation of one-self, is known as a wise person.
One whose actions, condulations and innermost thoughts are not known to anybody until the work is done.
One whose work is not stopped by the impediments like the heat and cold, fear and courage, poverty and wealth.
A person who wishes and does only such good action according to one’s might without underestimating anything, such discriminating soul.
One who hears about a subject attentively and calmly, having a quick grasping power, knowingly performs his duty for the attainment of object of pursuit, one who never interferes in other’s affairs unless invited to do so.
One who craves not for unattainable worldly things, one who weeps not for lost things, one who is not afraid during the difficulties.
A person who decides first and then acts, once begun stops not in the middle, one who wastes not the precious time, and hold the mind under control.
One whose knowledge follows the intellect and one whose intelligence follows wisdom.
One who is not egoistic even though is endowed with wealth, wisdom and prosperity.
If we manage to imbibe even half of these, we’ll indeed be on a greater path of self-discovery and of becoming better human beings, thus discovering life with all the good that it possesses and facing the hardships head-on as they come! 🙂
Love and Peace to all ❤