எது வெற்றி? வெற்றியை நிர்ணயிக்கும் அம்சங்கள் என்ன? என்ற கேள்விகளுக்கு பதிலை மிக எளிமையாகவும், தெளிவாகவும், சுருக்கமாகவும் சுவாமி தேஜோமயானந்தா விளக்கி இருக்கிறார். உண்மையான வெற்றியடைய தேவையென அவர் கூறும் ஆறு அம்சங்கள் மனிதனுக்கு உள்ளே தான் இருக்கின்றன, வெளியில் இல்லை என்று கூறும் இக்கருத்துக்களுக்கு நான் உடன்படுகிறேன். நீங்களும் படியுங்களேன்.
6 As of SUCCESS
The subject can be explained in many ways. The common definition of Success is - to gain what one seeks. E.g. in cricket, if a bowler gets a wicket, he is successful; if a batsman scores a century, he is successful. However, such success is not always admirable - pickpockets, terrorists - they may be successful, but such success is not considered good.
In the Ramayana, Ravana kidnapped Sita and had a fight with Jatayu on his way to Lanka. Even though Jatayu failed in his attempt to save Sita, his failure is considered a success as compared to Ravana's success in taking away Sita. Though Ravana achieved temporary success in kidnapping Sita, in reality he failed because he was unable to make Sita his wife.
True success depends more on inner means than outer means. The six A:s of success are:
Natural interest in a particular field. Somebody has an aptitude for music; somebody for arts; another for business; yet another for sports, etc. Some have an aptitude for aptitude tests! If you have the aptitude for something, concentration is natural in that field.
Enthusiasm in the mind. One-may have the aptitude, but one may not feel like doing the work at hand.
3 . Ability
One may have the enthusiasm to sing, but if there is no ability, it is torture for the listeners.
One should be able to apply one's mind at any piece of work. Being focussed is a very important ingredient of success, whatever the field.
5 . Attitude
When the going gets tough, it is the tough who keeps going. Never get demoralised. Attitude determines the altitude - the heights to which you can go. Such a person sees an opportunity even in difficulty.
6. Altar of dedication
In life, if you have an altar, your life will alter. e.g. Mahatma Gandhi - an ordinary person underwent a complete transformation because of just one goal- the nation's independence. Generally, people work for filling up the stomach; some for money; others for power; there are others who serve the nation; devotees do everything for the Lord.
Success is not the final destination. Life is a journey - keep moving ahead. Sometimes, in life I don't get what I like. At such times I must like what I get. If you apply your mind, you will enjoy. Put in more effort in that which you find boring; cultivate a taste for it. Ultimately, understand that 'to act alone is in our hands'.
- Swami Tejomayananda