The Foundation of One's Spiritual Life

Explore Nelson Mandela's profound insight on true success beyond wealth and status in his "Letter to Winnie Mandela." Learn this timeless lesson.

The Foundation of One's Spiritual Life
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In judging our progress as individuals, we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one's social position, influence and popularity, wealth, and standard of education.
These are, of course, important in measuring one's success in material matters, and it is perfectly understandable if many people exert themselves mainly to achieve all these.
But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one's development as a human being. Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others - qualities which are within reach of every soul - are the foundation of one's spiritual life.

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