Today is my 36th birthday.
To accomplish what I've accomplished in these 36 years took me through tears, cheers, fears, jeers, and leers – all to get me right here.
For you, today is priceless because I am going to share with you the 36 marks of a great man.
Ancient wisdom passed through eons of time to bring you this list. I have personally waited 36 years to bring this list to you.
How do I know of these marks? I was born with some of these marks and others I developed. If you were not born with them, don't cry about it – be about it and develop them.
Say to them “BE!” and if you mean it, they will become. With a clear mind, anything can be done.
You can even become as the Buddha and create your reality with the snap of a finger (and a lifetime of work). Speaking of…
Someone once asked the Buddha: “They talk about a ‘great man,' a ‘great man.' But what is it that makes a great man?”
The Buddha replied: “It is by freeing the mind that someone becomes a great man. Without freeing the mind one cannot be a great man.”
Someone once asked me:
“Victor, what are the marks of a great man?”
THESE ARE THE 36 MARKS OF A GREAT MAN.
1) His mind is free like water.
The mind of the great man is free from the prison the average mind lives in. They can do nothing, but he can do anything. Their mind is in prison; his mind is in paradise. There are no rules for him. Their rules mean nothing. His mind roams free; their minds stay locked up.
2) He has a broad torso, like that of a lion.
One physical mark of the great man is an upper torso that becomes increasingly broad, like that of a lion. There is not a bird-chested great man that ever existed in this world. The great man must have a great chest to house his great heart.
3) He has breath like fire.
Breath like fire comes from having spoken the truth for eons. They lie so much they believe themselves; the great man has no lie in his being. Even if he says nothing, he has spoken to you the absolute truth. When he does speak, his voice is like a dragon's. None can argue with a dragon.
4) His food always tastes delicious.
The great man's food is plain and without fancy ingredients, yet it always tastes delicious to him and somehow revolting to others. His saliva improves the taste of all food. Their saliva degrades the taste of all food so much that they must hide the taste with spices and chilis and other ingredients.
5) He has the courage of a german shepherd.
He has the courage of a guard dog but not the stupidity of a guard dog. He is prepared for all things and it is because of his preparation that nothing ever bothers him. Because he is ready, nothing happens.
6) He is never bored.
The mind of a great man is always in bliss and joy. He needs no entertainment, no gadget, no game, or even any companionship. A walk in the woods is more wonderful than Alice's time in wonderland. Each time he opens his eyes seemingly for the first time, the colors are more vibrant, the scenery is engaging, the world is wonderful. Even with his eyes closed, no entertainment can compete with what happens inside.
7) He has a 10-foot aura surrounding him.
His aura can be seen by all. This aura develops as the great man develops. The great man develops by doing less, not by doing more. He does less than everyone and achieves more than everyone. He does less and less until he is left with nothing but what is inside. As he develops less and less, his aura grows larger and larger.
8) He has no confusion in his mind.
There is no confusion in the mind of the great man. He isn't a “know-it-all”, he just knows it all. If you ask a question, he has an answer. There is no “I don't know.” He has the answer to all questions.
9) His eyes resembles the skies.
In his eyes you can see oceans of time. The great man was not born, he has been here for eons and will always be. You can see this clearly in his eyes. You can see eternity in his eyes. The history and the knowledge of the world is visible in his eyes. All who look in them are given a history lesson. All who look in them become temporarily lost in the sky.
10) He has blemish-free skin and radiant cheeks.
The life is available to see on the skin and on the cheeks. A life well lived manifests on the skin and the cheeks. If they are lacking in vibrancy, the life was not well lived. If the skin and cheeks are vibrant, the life was well lived and this person is true.
11) He is sly like a fox.
He is not out to “get” anyone, but he is sly enough to know when people are out to get him and others. To neutralize the greed of others, he is as sly as a fox. He sees all the games and the cons that others play. As all people, he enjoys playing games as well.
12) He has a nice smile.
The smile of a great man puts all others in a trance. His smile neutralizes all who see it. Unlike Medusa, those who see it are not turned to stone but turned into happy children again.
13) He has a body that shows abundant signs of good fortune.
The great man is not hobbling on a cane, he is not being led by a watch-dog, and his hair is not falling out. His body has been preserved, he has the health and energy of a child. There are no obvious marks or blemishes, there are no pimples, boils, lesions, or dry patches.
14) He has full, round shoulders and a broad back.
His shoulders are not narrow and weak, they are round and strong. He must have strong shoulders to carry the world on them (with a smile and a care-free attitude). His back is broad from carrying the burdens of the people.
15) He has a jaw like a lion.
His jaw is not weak; it is like that of a lion's. This comes from eating real food, not from eating the slop that the average person eats without chewing. Real food must be chewed and the one who eats real food has a lion-like jaw to show for it.
16) He has a voice that is deep and resonant.
His voice is deep because his words are deep. His voice can put anyone listening into a trance. All will feel temporarily healed when they hear his voice. They will be put into a trance and they will enter a new world, like Jack enters a magical new world after he climbs the magic beanstalk. All from hearing his voice.
17) He has eyelashes like a royal bull.
The eyelashes are an indicator of the character of a man. The eyelashes of a great man appear as a contradiction, feminine eyelashes on the body of a masculine man. This shows the true character of the man as having no greed and no ill-will.
18) His eyes do not see black and white, they see full color.
They think a thing is only black or only white, never understanding that the world is not “shades of gray”, it is full color. Look closely and you will see that not many things are black or white or even shades of gray, most things are blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. Not only are most things not black or white, they aren't even close. He can see beyond the “only this!” or “only that!” paradigm and see that it is often both and often neither.
19) He has an upright stance, like that of an ox.
There is no room for slumpy and dumpy posture. Stand erect and upright is the rule of the great men. He is never slumped, his posture is always perfect.
20) He has no mind for pettiness or trifles.
He has no mind for trifles and he puts the mind of all who are engaged in trifles at ease. Never engaging the trifles, instead he puts at ease the mind of the person engaged in trifles.
21) He has no mind for idle chit-chat.
He will not chat about the weather. He speaks softly, but his words are heard by all. Though he appears idle at times, he is anything but. The wheels are always turning in such a way that they appear to be standing still.
22) He will give you everything as long as you ask for nothing.
Ask him a question about the weather and you will get a perfect lecture on life. Ask for a perfect lecture on life, you will receive a quip about the weather.
23) He is perfectly detached from all outcomes.
He has no emotional attachment to anything because he is attached to everything at all times. He frets not over the outcomes because he knows all outcomes before they happen. Whatever happens, he is well-prepared.
24) He has no need for self-confidence because he is sure of everything.
It is not that he knows everything or is a know-it-all, he is simply sure of everything. There is no confusion in his mind. It comes naturally, it is not developed by routines or mantras or visualization – it just is. He is certain.
25) His lessons are taught telepathically.
He can communicate with no words. One look at him and you are given lessons never taught to you in 12 years of schooling. He says nothing, but everything is said.
26) He is perfectly selfish and selfless at the same time.
The good outcome for the great man is the good outcome for all people. It matters not about some personal petty achievement, what is good for him is good for you. Selfish and selfless have become married in the mind of the great man.
27) He is everywhere and nowhere.
If he is there, he is there. If he is not there, he is in the inquiring minds of everyone there. This is how he can be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. He seems to know everything yet never seems to inquire about anything. People just tell him all of their secrets because he listens.
28) He radiates wisdom.
All who see him notice his wisdom. Even if they do not understand his words, they understand that they have been taught something very valuable.
29) He has no care for personal gain.
Because he does not care for personal gain, this is why he is wealthy. Because he does nothing, everything is accomplished. Because he does not chase material gain, material gain chases him.
30) He is always calm.
Whether he is fishing, walking in the woods, sitting in traffic, grocery shopping, he is always the same – calm, content, collected, certain.
31) He has no trouble.
Nothing ever troubles him. He does not allow a thing to trouble him. Because he does not allow a thing to trouble him, nothing has the courage to trouble him. Whether he be sitting in a palace or a prison cell, nothing is troubling.
32) He gives attention to everything.
Whether it be a squirrel caught in a fence, a turtle caught on a fishing hook, or a war raging in the countryside – everything is given attention the moment it needs attention. When nothing needs attention, no attention is given. Nothing is ignored and nothing is fretted about. When a thing needs attention, that's what it is given. Then he is on his way again, without a care in the world.
33) He reads Bold & Determined religiously.
Where the truth is spread, that's where you will find his mark. Agreement or disagreement is irrelevant to the truth of the matter. Whether you agree with the subject or not is irrelevant. You can disagree with every word you see written and still agree with everything said. You can disagree with every word the wise man says yet still agree with him. You can agree with every word the fool says and still disagree with the fool. Whether you agree with the wise man or the fool, you still cannot deny the truth and a great man never tries to do so. It is undeniable no matter the messenger.
34) He says to a thing “be” and it becomes.
The great man is a wizard, a master magician. Magic is the act of turning nothing into something, turning an idea into a physical reality, bringing something into reality that did not exist before. The magician turns nothing into something using the power of his own will. He says to a thing “be” and it becomes. This is how he appears to do no work yet he never is short of funds. His will is superior and through the power of his will *poof* he goes nowhere yet everything comes to him.
35) He can reconcile paradox.
His mind can process 2 opposing truths and know them both to be true. Everything is and everything is not. Up and down, left and right, black and white – they are all true in the mind of the great man. This is what separates the wizard from the worker. He has the knowledge that 2 seeming opposites are actually the same.
36) He has the demeanor of a great man.
Everything he is, is shown to you. You need no words about him; you need no approval about him; you need nothing because he shows you everything. You understand immediately when you are dealing with a great man.
Whether you be in the presence of a great man or are a great man yourself, you understand immediately. Words are not now and never have been necessary.
You just know.
You know everything.
You always did and you always will.
You have been here for eons and you always will be.
The truth is in your eyes, they never tell lies.
In your eyes tell the story of eternity.
You are the wizard of this world.
Always and forever.
Until next time.