Money vs. Character

Which of the two is the right alternative, the correct choice- the men with strong character and limited money or the men with a lot of money and poor character? A tussle seems to be going on between the two for ages.

… People in general follow them, flatter them, and even work tirelessly to impress them.

On the other hand, we find that people with a strong character face the odds throughout their lives. They have to face acid tests to prove themselves. However, when these people come out victorious, we make them our heroes and worship them in various ways. They get name and fame and become historical figures.

… The success achieved on the basis of money provides pleasures of all sorts in large quantity. But, the success that rests on the foundation of character provides the real joy, which one can rejoice and fill his being with to the fullest satisfaction.

… If you go on hitting a rock with a hammer, it appears to be a joke in the beginning. But, a day comes when the rock gives in and develops the desired cracks.

… History is full of such examples like Angulimaal, Sajjan Thag, etc. who were earlier mad after money and could go to any extent for it; but, later turned into gems of goodness on receiving the showers of divinity in their inner-being and set an example to be remembered by all ages to come.

To know more about the success whose foundation rests on character or money read the complete article in October 2013 English Akhand Gyan monthly magazine.

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