Behaviour and humility prove the greatnessDay before yesterday, Dalai Lama was in Guahati to take part in 'Namami Brahmaputra' festival. In Guahati, Dalai Lama met and instantly recognised his first Indian bodyguard, Havildar Narenchandra Das (Retd.), 5 Assam Rifles. Dalai Lama embraced the old Havildar. Havildar Das never imagined that this great religious leader would be able to recognise him.
58 years ago, when young Dalai Lama was coming to India from Tibet, he crossed the Indo-China border near Bumla (presently in Arunachal Pradesh). Havildar Das, a young Jawan of 5 Assam Rifles at that time, received him at the broder. He took Dalai Lama from Bumla to Lumla via Tawang and safely handed him over to the high-ranking Indian officials.
Dalai Lama still remembers his first Indian body-guard, a non-descript Jawan, who was with him only for a few days. Not only that, he has openly recognised Havildar Das in front of other dignitaries. This proves the greatness of the great religious leader.
Indeed sermons don't prove the greatness of a person. The behaviour and humility do.