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𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬, 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐬.
Anyone can call himself/herself a leader but to be an exceptional leader, one has to take the responsibility of all his/her actions. If his followers do mistakes that means the leader needs to correct himself. A leader can’t teach about something that he himself does not follow. This can be further explained by Gandhi Ji’s sugar story:
𝘈 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘩𝘪 𝘑𝘪. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥’𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳. “𝘔𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳”, 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘎𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘩𝘪 𝘑𝘪. “𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱.” 𝘎𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘩𝘪 𝘑𝘪 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴.
𝘛𝘸𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘩𝘪 𝘑𝘪. 𝘏𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 “𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳”. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘥. “𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝟸 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰?” 𝘛𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘥, “𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘮, 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳”.
Whatever practices a great person follows in private or public life, his followers will follow that. Hence, a leader before giving a piece of advice should always follow that by himself.The principals of the Bhagavad Gita are as applicable today as they were in ancient times. The Bhagavad Gita transcend time.
(Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3:21)👏🏼🦋