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Updated: May 8, 2010 12:47 pm

Who does not aspire for success? Some dreams come true without efforts, but few are able to fulfill their desires. Some work hard, strive and put in their full effort, and yet do not succeed. Efforts made for success open up the account for failures. In such situations, one starts accusing fate. Man starts believing in God as well as Karmas. Meeting failures and fearing constantly makes a person despondent. He starts fearing every step he is about to take, about its consequences and repercussions.

            Jane Cowl, a famous scholar, has given us four laws for success in life. The first law says: ‘Do remember that the next day would be more beautiful than the present one.’ Be prepared to utilise it to the fullest. The first law sums up hope and faith. Man’s optimism renders him strength in the face of defeats too. Faith removes hopelessness.

            Sometimes, victory and defeat are very difficult to distinguish. We are unaware of opportunities coming before us because of our low spirits. Success knocks at the door and we are unable to hear, as we are imprisoned in despair. Lack of faith makes us let go of our opportunities. Therefore, it is essential to have faith. Those who have faith in themselves are bound to succeed sooner or later.

            Despair snatches away precious opportunities from our hands. A dejected man is happy neither in the present nor in the future. The first law of success is to step on the first rung of ladder and also move to the next rung. So the first step needs to be strong. Hope and conviction are two ends of this ladder. The river of success flows between these two shores.

            The second law of success is proficiency in art, music, studies and contemporary knowledge. One must enrich the mind with all these branches of wisdom. By doing so, man comes out of the circle of narrow mindedness, gets rid of vices, and becomes pure at heart. Music and art transform his mind and he acquires aesthetic sensibilities. Because of his knowledge of art and music, his acquaintances with other intelligent people of the society increase. Reading books open our eyes and vision. The study of contemporary subjects keeps one up to date with all happenings everywhere. These help in the all round development of the personality. Man is refined in the process. Just as being burnt in fire purifies gold, man is polished by his cultural development.

            The third law is: ‘Your faith lends you a rock like support’. There is some power that is safeguarding your conviction, which is patronising you in the hour of crisis. Many times we have a narrow escape from fatal accidents. In these situations we become aware of the presence of a higher power and our karmas or deeds.

            Jane Cowl’s fourth law says: ‘Distribute your wisdom among others’. Charity is never done with conditions. Charity doesn’t expect anything in return. It is said that: ‘Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is giving away.’ While giving some money in charity, the aim should not be to get our photographs published, to engrave our name on stones, to advertise, or to add titles with our names. This is not real charity. Jane Cowl say: ‘Squander real wisdom’. She writes: “We need wisdom which propagates peace, not perplexities.” Knowledge, which brings construction, not destruction is the key basis of Indian philosophy and tradition.

            Some people are of the opinion that the universe is made up of a few wealthy and prosperous people, while others depend on them for charity. The resources to create prosperity are finite in universe. Therefore, all men equally cannot attain riches. People are successful in competitions after a lot of struggle. For the rest, ill fate, pain and deprivations are the end result. But the Sukhi Parivar movement aims to light the lamp of happiness in lives of the unhappy people. This movement is an important medium to establish an equal society where the balance between materialism and spiritualism should be attained.

By Gani Rajinder Vijay

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