Swamiji says …

During your lifetime, you come across hundreds of individuals. A few of them might be suffering from delusions of grandeur. Such people are completely in love with themselves. They think that they are better than the best, unparalleled in every which way. They form a self-opiniated thought process that they are the only ones capable of doing anything and everything… and if it wasn’t for them nothing could ever work out fine. They bask in self praise, sing paeans about themselves…their greatness, magnanimity, tolerance and helpful attitude… about the wonderful qualities, habits and traits that they are endowed with.

They are so greatly enamoured with themselves that while blowing their own trumpet they fail to notice that the people listening to their monologue are least inclined to listen to them…to their one -sided talk … but, bewildered and bemused, they are forced to listen to them, and are left with no other option but to lend them their ears.

At times, the dislike nurtured for such people could turn into hatred and abhorrence … and we start avoiding them.
This, perhaps is the mistake made by most of us. We fail to understand that we are doing a wrong thing by disliking a person with such drawbacks . It is justified to dislike the shortcoming in a person … but we should not judge a person only on this parameter … reject him and discard him.

Rather than highlighting their weakness, you can serve as their well-wisher and counsel them, guide and help them in improving themselves by working on their flaw. Your goodness in accepting, checking and correcting such individuals could definitely bring about a change in their behaviour and they could refrain from talking only about themselves and indulging in self praise. As a result, they may experience a sense of pride in being in your company as they know they can count on you in future.


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  1. It’s a very practical teaching and most of us are victims of the habit of disliking the person blowing his own trumpet.
    We are also victims of the habit of blowing our own trumpet. We must realize that if we don’t like a person blowing his own trumpet , similarly we also will not be liked if we also behave same way.
    Thanks Swamiji for opening our eyes.

  2. We should not boast ourselves but listen to others.
    At the same time a victim of self trumpet should be corrected.
    Jai Swamiji

  3. We are so blessed to hear these same divine words straight from Swamiji’s mouth in person just two days ago. He also said that self boasting karna paap hai. Do such karma that others can’t but to praise you.
    In fact, those who are really doing such good karma don’t find time or mind to self boasting.
    How kind is our beloved Swamiji!! He corrects us not to hate or avoid such persons but to let them realise their shortcomings. Swamiji… again and again I touch your lotus feet with my bowed head.🙏🙏🙏

  4. Thank you Swamiji, it’s the time for introspection and remoulding ourselves.🙏🏻

  5. बड़े बड़ाई ना करैं , बड़ो न बोले बोल । ‘रहिमन’ हीरा कब कहै, लाख टका मम मोल ॥

    स्वामीजी को आभार जो हमें सदैव हमें अपने सन्देश द्वारा सदमार्ग पर चलाते हैं ।
    कोटि कोटि नमन स्वामीजी

  6. Om gurudevo namaha, beautiful wordings n wonderful teaching. It seems As on every Saturday I am sitting in front of Swamiji n he is talking to me directly .i am the most fourtunate person to be the Part of this Darbar .i truly believe in what Swamiji is saying his words are just like honey his teachings are so mind-blowing. I really believe n have true faith on my self that I will always follow his teachings n bring laurels to him.just follow what he says n u will find ur self totally in different world n aura. Blessed are we who have a guru, guide n a wonderful friend like swamijiwith whom you can talk heart to heart. Thank u swamiji for ur nectar like words. I’m gurudevo namaha

  7. What a great message. I am sure all of us have engaged in such behavior in some form or other especially at work where blowing our own trumpet is often encouraged as a sign of confidence

  8. One major flaw or danger that people with self boasting face is that they can be very easily be lured into , exploited and taken advantage of by the society by merely uttering a few words of false praise in their favour. As Swamiji rightly said, it is others who should realise one’s greatness. Let’s pray to the Lord that we all inculcate the right attitude in this direction. Pranam Swamiji

  9. Thank you Swamiji for providing another check for us, to maintain a balanced and humble outlook. Swamiji is the inspiration that upholds all the values and virtues we wish to imbibe. Love you swamiji. Thank you. Humble and loving pranaams🌹🙏🏼🌹🙏🏼🌹

  10. Very true Swamiji. One who is truly great is praised by all. He doesn’t have to say it himself. Pranaam🙏🏻

  11. निन्दक नियरे राखिऐ आंगन कुटी छवाय,बिन पानी साबुन बिना निर्मल करे सुभाय। जो व्यक्ति स्वयं की प्रशंशा में मुग्ध है उसके निन्दक बन जाना स्वभाविक है पर निन्दक को चाहिऐ कि बिना आहत किए उसके अवगुण को निर्मल कर दे। सभी के लिए स्वामी जी का यह संदेश विशेष है।
    स्वामी जी के चरणों में नमन है।

  12. स्वामी जी के चरणों में नमन है।

  13. My humble pranams to our beloved swamiji. Thank you very much for enlightening us as always and with such an important aspect of self boasting.

    I bow my head at the lotus feet of Swamiji.

    Brilliant message by our beloved swamiji with a very simple comparison between vegetarian and non vegetarians, but so deep rooted meaning.

    Thank you very swamiji for keeping us enlightened as always.

    🙏🙏🙏ॐ स्वामीजी श्री अजय गुरूदेवाऐ नम: 🙏🙏🙏

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