Thoughts Affined to Success


Once, a wealthy man came to Mahatma Anandswami. He was the owner of several factories. All his sons were pursuing the business well. His wife had passed away previously. In spite of prosperity all around, his heart was not at peace. His hunger and sleep had gone. He humbly intimated his distress and ailment to the great saint.
Mahatma Anandswami said, “In your life, you did give importance to action and labor but not to the emotions. Good company and hearing religious discourses only nourish the thoughts.
Now start giving away love, money and labor in order to remove the inner dryness. Give affection to all, go among the orphans and the poor, help them to be self-reliant. Put your physical efforts also in these noble works, as much as you can. Then see that your hunger will be returned to you and you will have a sound sleep.”
The rich man did accordingly and consequently the miraculous transformation, that he experienced, gave him a great peace and happiness which he had never experienced before.

Pragya Puran,
Part-I,
Page 143.

By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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Friends! First a person ascertains his objectives, next he must try to focus all his energies towards it. But, for that he needs to accumulate sufficient power and strength. And this physical strength and mental invigoration can be acquired only through honest dedication and constant efforts to achieve the set goal. One must be fully devoted towards the purpose and should be continuously thinking about its attainment day in and day out. We must always ponder as to how it can be achieved. Labor! Labor! Labor! is the only tool that needs to be incorporated in our habits because there is no shortcuts to success! He who is completely oriented towards his targets deserves to succeed.

In order to procure capabilities and tenacity we need to be involved in good thoughts and humble deeds. Consequently we will be blessed through thousands of sources. And these blessings would help us to accumulate the required aptitude to attain our motive.

It is a sin to be weak, fragile and confused. A weakling is always overpowered and mocked at; subjected to numerous troubles and tribulations. Hence, we must always pray to the Ultimate, ” Oh Lord! please make us strong and confident so that we remain alert, successful and alive in your eyes, forever!”


Akhand Jyoti,
1957, pg.-25



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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While working, our objectives seem to be far away and difficult to achieve; even the benefits accrued from our labor seem to be much delayed. Many of us tend to forget that such hard earned benefits out of our labor will give be long lasting contentment. In the journey towards achieving our goal, certain shortcuts may sometimes come our way and attract us. But, we must stay determined on our chosen path in the wake of such deceptive temptations.
If we focus and concentrate on our objective then no hurdles shall be able to dissuade us. We shall become more and more convinced towards our choice. We would learn appropriate use of time and opportunities.
When we concentrate the heat of sun’s rays on one focal point they are capable of burning that point. Similarly, if we collect and concentrate our will power and energy on our aim we are sure to achieve success.

Akhand Jyoti,
Feb.-1960, pg.-25



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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Knowledge is a natural instinct of our soul. It makes us aware and alert, it helps us to enjoy the happiness in life and it makes us successful. A person devoid of knowledge will always remain shackled within the boundaries of life and death. Knowledge casts out all of the darkness of ignorance and leads us towards the path of salvation. Hence, knowledge is the most unique, pure and valuable virtue of life. Only A person with appropriate apprehension has the capability to differentiate between what is true and what is false, to weigh the feasibility and importance of the situations that life has to offer. Hence, such a person surrenders himself to God in all circumstances. He understands that it is useless to wander here and there in search of happiness and peace when it lies only within.
Now, how can one acquire knowledge and wisdom? Well, one can imbibe it through the continuous and regular self analysis and by constantly remaining in the company of learned but wise people. We must also continuously read scripture & contemplate to enhance our knowledge. This shall bring us enlightenment within. A society comprised of scholars always prospers and easily achieves its objectives.

Akhand Jyoti,
April 1945,
pg.-69



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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