Namaskaar. Adding a wonderful article/paper by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati (PSDS) titled “Concept of Success”. Superbly written in His inimitable style and whilst reading one feels its actually addressed to the reader! Just like a dialogue. He makes it so simple. This was published in the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 14th Anniversary Souvenir, 2000.
Concept of Success
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
The concept of success on the part of the human being is a very old topic, an ancient topic. From culture to culture the concept of success can be different. Thanks to the speed in communication and a certain global traffic of ideas, the concept of success seems to be now almost universal. The cultural differences don’t seem to exist, save perhaps in some remote tribal society which has no contact with people at large. The concept is almost reduced to one or two things—success in the field of one’s profession or in terms of accomplishment. Success is largely gauged in terms of the pursuit of knowledge, and in terms of economic pursuit. There is a drive for success in terms of gaining more money and more recognition in society. This seems to be the universal concept of success these days. I don’t think one has to change these pursuits. I think this concept will rule the hearts of people for ages to come. But then, is there a sense of success on the part of the human being as a human being? That is very important.