Personality is the ’whole nature or
character of a person.’
How a person behaves, feels and
thinks, how he conducts himself in a
given set of circumstances is largely
determined by the state of his mind.
MIND PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN
THE DEVELOPMENT OF
Four Functions of the Mind.
Deliberation and Conceptualization.
Determination and Decision-making.
1. Memory: The storehouse of
memory and impressions of our past
experiences presents various
possibilities before the mind.
The impressions of our thoughts and
actions—good and bad—are stored.
2. Deliberation and
The Mind deliberates on several
Imagination and formation of concepts
are also functions of the mind.
3. Determination and Decision-
It has the capacity to judge the pros and
cons of things and find what is more
It is also the discriminative faculty in a
person, which enables him to
discriminate between the real and the
unreal, between what is to be done and
what is to be avoided, what is morally
right and what is wrong
4. ’I’ Consciousness:
Appropriating to oneself all physical
and mental activities eg, ‘I eat’, ‘I see’,
‘I talk’, ‘I hear’, ‘I think’, ‘I am
As long as the ’I’ identifies itself with
the undisciplined body-mind complex,
human life is dictated by events and
circumstances of the world; we
become happy with pleasurable
events, and miserable with adverse
SOME ESSENTIAL QUALITIES
Faith in Oneself:
faith in one’s potential divinity as the
sheet anchor of personality
Think Positive Thoughts:
Positive, wholesome thoughts based
on our inherent divinity are essential
for a strong character.
Go on doing good, thinking holy
thoughts continuously, that is the only
way to suppress base impressions.
Character is repeated habits and
repeated habits alone can reform
Attitude towards Failures and
If a person failed a thousand times.
He appreciated committing mistakes
and learning from them rather than
leading an inert existence like a wall,
which cannot even tell a lie.
Man is the maker of his own destiny,
said Swamy Vivekanand:
We are responsible for what we are,
and whatever we wish ourselves to
we have the power to make ourselves
Renunciation and Service:
The selfless service as a paramount
means to character development.
Renunciation of selfishness and desire
for the fruits of action.
How to Change Our
Man’s character is determined by the
sum total of these impressions.
If good impressions prevail, the
character becomes good.
If bad, it becomes bad.
If a man continuously hears bad words,
thinks bad thoughts, does bad actions,
his mind will be full of bad impressions;
and they will influence his thought and
work without his being conscious of the
If a man thinks good thoughts and
does good works, the sum total of
these impressions will be good; and
they, in a similar manner, will force him
to do good even in spite of himself.
When a man has done so much good
work and thought so many good
thoughts that there is an irresistible
tendency in him to do good.
Influence of Thought:
If good thoughts influence on a man he
will do good.
If a man thinks bad we will do bad
according to the influence of thoughts.
Bravery, courage, honesty, and morality
thinking are the strong influence of
Control Your Negative Emotions:
If a man controls negative emotions
such as anger, jealousy,
arrogant, Impatient etc he will be
Change Yourself First.
Take the Whole Responsibility on
Work Like a Master.
Doing Good to This World.
Unselfishness Will Bring Success.
It Is Love That Pays.
Weakness Is Death.
Be Brave but shouldn’t be coward.
Be a Hero or leader of the world.
If it is not possible for you be a hero of
your society or family.
Faith in oneself.
Imitation is bad. Shouldn’t imitate but
create your own image.
Be ethical in every step of your
personal and social life.
Hold On to the Ideal. Follow good
The Power of Concentration. It makes
you perfect person in the world.
Develop the Sense of Equality.
March On.- The body endures, speak
unto others this message of
fearlessness: “Thou art That”, “Arise,
awake, and stop not till the goal is
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