HE IS STRONG WHO CONQUERS OTHERS, HE WHO CONQUERS HIMSELF IS MIGHTY
Conquering others shows the strength of man. It is just a show of real physical strength when a wrestler or a boxer knocks his rival down. When Alexander conquered half of the world it was the manifestation of his strength. The Roman emperor, the Muslim crusader who ran over country after country, the followers of Jesus who converted the whole of Europe was all strong. Strong too were Napoleon, Akbar, Babar, Tojo, Mussolini, Hitler, Changez Khan and Nadir Shah who devastated half of the world. The Britishers ruled over the waves and sun never set on the British Empire. They were strong.
The world recognized the strength of all these only during their life time. Who revers them after they lost their lives or their empires? Conquering others is a negative activity. But conquering oneself is a positive activity. It requires divine qualities. One who conquers oneself has a great sway over the society. He becomes mighty. By converting people to Christianity of Islam did the not make the followers of Jesus or Mohammed great. Saints in different faiths and countries have a sway over the society. Vivekananda, Jesus, Ram Krishna Paramhans, Shankar and a large number of such personalities had conquered themselves. They had a permanent sway over the society. Thus they are mighty than those who conquered others.