Monday, 19 November 2007

Writings on Self Esteem

Self-Esteem ~ Hindu Scriptures. First Century B.C

Oh, let the self exalt itself,
Not sink itself below;
Self is the only friend of self,
And self self's only foe.

For self, when it subdues itself
befriends itself. And so
When it eludes self-conquest, is
Its own and only foe.

So calm, so self-subdued, the self
Has an unshaken base
Through pain and pleasure, cold and heat
Through honour and disgrace

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