The dictionary defines courage as "The
state of mind that enables one to face danger, fear, or
vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution". While this definition
applies commonly in the
third dimension (material) world, it may connote reckless
unrestraint depending upon one's interpretation.
However, the true meaning of courage should not be to fight against evil
or to reproach someone for one's faults.
The definition of courage in the higher dimension is as
"Courage is the state of mind when one faces one's own
weaknesses or shortcomings and challenges oneself to evolve for
his own betterment. Furthermore, it also includes the state of mind
in which one attempts to find the virtue or value in others."
In other words, the basic element of courage is humbleness.
Everybody has self-esteem. It is quite natural to feel self-important and
impose one's opinions on others - humans tend to show off their knowledge,
superiority, display overly conceited ways and justify themselves with
It requires a lot of courage to admit one's own faults,
acknowledge the opinions of
others even though they may differ from yours, and lead subjects to the right path without
maintaining attachments to your personal opinions.
As examples, someone in your family is murdered, your wealth is
taken away or your city comes under siege by an enemy, you are
most likely apt to take revengeful action prompted and driven by
emotions. However, real courage is to find and review the cause of the
incident and thereafter forgive the
assailants and pray for their maturity.
It is not an easy thing to do, but one should try and pursue life with courage.