14 Qualities of the World Teacher #285
Enhanced by one of the more recently unearthed pictures of Swami Vivekananda, this complete rendering of all the main attributes required to actually call oneself a world teacher, or even an authentic leader of humanity, covers all bases in its description of that perfect soul. Always found missing in an assessment of ordinary leaders such as politicians, statesmen, and those who covet military might, are those qualities which are specifically spiritual in nature, as well as qualities of a more sensitive type such as compassion and selflessness. Swami Vivekananda, named Narendranath at birth, meaning “Lord of Men,” had them all, and demonstrated them while he was on earth and in the physical form. To study this list is to inform one of the nobility and depth of character that defines a true leader of souls.