The final analysis of success in life

The desire to attain success is very natural to all human beings.  People from all walks of life and as diverse backgrounds you could imagine are all striving for success.
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Date: 1st April 2015

The desire to attain success is very natural to all human beings.  People from all walks of life and as diverse backgrounds you could imagine are all striving for success.  A school student wishes to succeed in his class and the CEO wishes to successfully lead a company.  A mother wants to successfully raise her children and the President wants to successfully run the country.  There is no exception to the desire for success, although the definition of success differs from person to person.

This intrinsic desire for success comes from our true identity of being the soul.  The soul is a part of God who is all-perfect.  Hence as the souls we also wish to be perfect and successful like our source – God.   Therefore we can see in the world how everyone is naturally chasing success as per their own definitions.  To keep the definitions simple, we can divide success into two categories – material and spiritual.

Pursuit for material success is about earning money, owning expensive things, becoming famous, beautiful and skilled.  This is usually the parameter of success with which the world judges us.  So people are relentlessly engaged day and night in becoming materially successful so that the world can approve of them.  Then there is the spiritual pursuit of success.  We achieve this success internally and the world can seldom measure our internal success.  It is about cleansing our heart and getting rid of the impurities of anger, lust, greed and envy.  It is about seeking knowledge of our true relation with God and nurturing love and faith for Him.  We may not be materially successful in the eyes of the world, but we will be truly successful in the eyes of God if we can purify ourselves internally.

At the end of our lives all the material success – our wealth, fame, and possessions will be left behind.   The only thing that will accompany us into the next life will be the spiritual success we have accumulated.  Hence in the final analysis of life, the success that we all strive for will be determined by the extent to which we have achieved purity of heart and love for God.  Therefore, if we humans wish to be truly successful, we will have to pursue the right kind of success.

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Dipak kumar mohapatra
Dipak kumar mohapatra
01/04/2015 9:01 am

Write your comment here…spiritual success possible by total surenderness.

Dipak kumar mohapatra
Dipak kumar mohapatra
01/04/2015 9:03 am

Write your comment here…radheradhe bolna jaruri he.

Sabatry Ramnath
Sabatry Ramnath
01/04/2015 5:42 pm

Radhey Radhey

True knowledge. Thanks.

gourav
gourav
01/04/2015 5:44 pm

very simple explaination !! true..

Ms Sandhya Das
Ms Sandhya Das
21/04/2015 4:44 pm

Beautiful explanation by Swami Mukundananda ji.He says-At the end of our lives all the material success will be left behind. Only the grace,faith,love and power of God will uplift us to greater heights. forever.

Sunil Kripalucharan
Sunil Kripalucharan
02/05/2015 9:25 am

Really true Divine explanation in simple lucid language

Tapas Panda
Tapas Panda
05/05/2015 3:27 pm

What if the pursuit material success (say earning money) is to serve the poor (to serve the Lord)? If God has blessed someone with intelligence (say business acumen) , should he or she not use it to earn money? What is the harm in this if the money is used to help the needy? How can one differentiate one’s pursuit for material success to serve the Lord from pursuit for material success for own needs?

Raj
Raj
06/05/2015 11:17 am

How simple analysis & life becomes when we get GRACE from the supreme in the form of a GURU

Radhey Radhey forever

sushil chyau pattnaik
sushil chyau pattnaik
13/05/2015 9:36 am

I feel extremely graced and fortunate,when I think that I am associated with Swamiji.

PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
08/09/2021 11:46 am

I too!

Preeti Malhotra
Preeti Malhotra
29/04/2016 9:16 pm

Very true Swamiji! As we become internally wealthy by loving devotion to God, then our external successes also become a means to serve our Lord. Our spiritual connection with God first elevates our thoughts and consciousness, which naturally leads to successful actions and deeds as they are done in the attitude of servitude. Thank you for your wonderful articles!

Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan
09/08/2021 9:33 pm

To keep the definitions simple, we can divide success into two categories – material and spiritual.

Pratyush Pradhan
Pratyush Pradhan
09/08/2021 9:48 pm

The desire to attain success is very natural to all human beings. People from all walks of life and as diverse backgrounds you could imagine are all striving for success.

Pranita Mathur
Pranita Mathur
10/08/2021 12:48 am

Pursuit for material success is about earning money, owning expensive things, becoming famous, beautiful and skilled.

Lipi Mohanty
Lipi Mohanty
10/08/2021 9:07 am

We achieve spiritual success internally and the world can seldom measure our internal success.

Sabita Satapathy
Sabita Satapathy
10/08/2021 10:24 am

The soul is a part of God who is all-perfect. Hence the intrinsic desire to succeed is inherent to us.

MANORAMA DAS
MANORAMA DAS
13/08/2021 7:43 pm

If we humans wish to be truly successful, we will have to pursue the right kind of success that is spiritual success.

sanjamita padhi
sanjamita padhi
14/08/2021 9:23 pm

There is no exception to the desire for success, although the definition of success differs from person to person.

SUBRAT PANDA
SUBRAT PANDA
14/08/2021 9:24 pm

We may not be materially successful in the eyes of the world, but we will be truly successful in the eyes of God if we can purify ourselves internally.

Saswati panda
Saswati panda
23/08/2021 9:33 pm

Spiritual succes is about seeking knowledge of our true relation with God and nurturing love and faith for Him.

Sujata Dash
Sujata Dash
25/08/2021 4:09 pm

The only thing that will accompany us into the next life will be the spiritual success we have accumulated.

Anusaya Patel
Anusaya Patel
25/08/2021 11:18 pm

In the final analysis of life, the success that we all strive for will be determined by the extent to which we have achieved purity of heart and love for God.

Last edited 11 months ago by Anusaya Patel
LINGARAJ PRADHAN
LINGARAJ PRADHAN
26/08/2021 9:20 pm

Spiritual success is about cleansing our heart and getting rid of the impurities of anger, lust, greed and envy.

Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
04/09/2021 9:45 pm

The only thing that will accompany us into the next life will be the spiritual success we have accumulated. Hence in the final analysis of life, the success that we all strive for will be determined by the extent to which we have achieved purity of heart and love for God

Surbhi
Surbhi
08/09/2021 4:33 pm

Spiritual success is the true success which will accompany us even after this life

sudhanalini sarangi
sudhanalini sarangi
10/09/2021 7:04 pm

Everyone in the world is chasing success as per their own definition.

Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
11/09/2021 6:23 pm

Our true identity is that we are souls.

Sushree Sangita Sarangi
Sushree Sangita Sarangi
12/09/2021 11:31 am

We achieve the spiriyual success internally and the world can not measure it.

Gayatri Panda
Gayatri Panda
15/09/2021 9:15 am

If we wish to be truly successful,we will have to pursue the right kind of success.

PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
15/09/2021 3:39 pm

Usually material success is the parameter with which the world judges us.

Prakash Sharma
Prakash Sharma
22/09/2021 12:58 am

The desire to attain success is natural to all.

Bisakha Pradhan
Bisakha Pradhan
22/09/2021 1:01 am

We all are striving for success.

Sasmita Padhan
Sasmita Padhan
22/09/2021 1:04 am

There is no exceptio to the desire for success.

Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan
22/09/2021 1:09 am

The definition of success varie from person to person.

Sasmita Pradhan
Sasmita Pradhan
22/09/2021 1:31 am

The soul is a part of God ,who is all perfect.

Tuna Pradhan
Tuna Pradhan
22/09/2021 1:42 am

We souls wish to be perfect and successful as our source,God.

Anusaya Patel
Anusaya Patel
22/09/2021 1:46 am

Spiritual success is about cleansing heart and getting rid of the impurities of anger,lust,greed and envy.

Radhika Tripathy
Radhika Tripathy
22/09/2021 1:53 am

Spiritual success is about seeking knowledge about our true relation with God and nurturing faith and love for Him.

Srinibash Pradhan
Srinibash Pradhan
22/09/2021 1:56 am

If we purify our mind, we will be successful in the eyes of God.

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