Success: An introduction
Recently, the success story of Tina Dabi hogged the news headlines and inspired many budding youths to take a stride forward towards embarking on the path of success. “Nothing succeeds like success” is a well-known proverb. Success has become a buzzword in the modern scenario and whenever one hears such stories, he becomes filled with positive energy and vigor and feels inspired. When this positive energy is channelized in the right direction and unlike nuclear energy is harnessed properly, it provides the necessary impetus and driving force to help one procure the intangible ingredients for success. Successful people are more likely to become philosophers as every comment they may post and every word he ink can make many think.
Deceptive nature of success
However, with the whole world eulogizing the successful personalities and material achievements, there are many questions that are still puzzling the intelligentsia of the modern people. One of the most fundamental of such questions is” Why even after achieving the intended goal which was perceived as success, the satisfaction remains distant?” For example-a person who purchases a brand new sleek latest model car is considered externally successful but very often; such success giants are found suffering from depression, lack of inner security and deep fulfillment. Therefore, once an American President stated” I feel like being on a phone call with no one at the receiving end.” This is because of the fact that in this world, everything is temporary as stated by lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita, 8.15 therefore whatever definition of success created is, temporary. Modern day Definition of success for most of the people is “people should think I am great, I am successful and for this, whatever I have to do, I am ready for it.” As an instant, this drives people to go crazy to drink hot tea in the summer and cold drink in the winter. However, the nature of this life is
Success happen in private and failure happen in public.
When someone succeeds, very few people come to know although we desire to let everyone know. And even if people come to know about the success, the point is that very soon the definition of success changes. A new model car may be labelled success symbol but as soon as another elegant model comes, that definition becomes obsolete. Therefore, one philosopher once defined the success by quipping” Suppose someone is playing cards. By the time you get the right cards to win, people have decided to play chess.”
Redirecting quest for happiness
With so many perversions flaunting around the definition of success, the point that remains unanswered is” When will Kab Honge kamyab take place?” Timeless wisdom literatures like Bhagavad Gita explain that we are eternal spirit souls and temporary fulfillment achieved by ephemeral success cannot satisfy us. Thus, we must redirect our quest for happiness and success by deepening our inner connection with God by chanting his holy names, reading books like Bhagavad Gita and associating with saintly person who have perfected their lives and achieved fulfilling success by leading a God-centered life. Thus, he will achieve the success which Lord Krishna in Bhagavd Gita 6.22 defines as
Established thus, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of greatest difficulty.
That will provide the deep inner fulfillment.