Friday, April 29, 2011

Psychology of Success.


I. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECT: It consists of the following factors.

(1) Evolution of Thought into Burning Desire: As we think of some material object, we feel about it. Repeated feelings give rise to wishes and we hope to do something about it. Our repeated wishes about a material object take the shape of a desire. The desire creates a strong feeling of wanting to get that material object. Many people “Wish” for many things. But a “Wish” is not the equivalent of a strong desire. Wishes are of little or no value unless they are crystallized into the more definite forms of desire. When the desire becomes strongly well established both in the Conscious Mind, as well as in the Sub-Conscious Mind, we may call it a burning desire or an obsession for that particular idea or object in our mind.

(2) Evolution of Burning Desire into a definite “Chief Aim” : A burning desire can become a constantly Deep Seated Strong Desire. When such a strong desire is capable of becoming a definite “Chief Aim” to convert it into a reality, then it is the starting point of all achievement. Thus, your "Chief aim" that is like a dream would be meaningless unless based upon a strong desire. To achieve that, simple planning does not work. It must be backed by persistence, which does not recognize failure.

(3) Working of The Law of Attraction: Law of Attraction causes elements and forces of similar nature to gather around certain centers of attraction. Through this law, the burning desire attracts the means of securing it or the physical equivalent of the thing desired. We focus our Conscious Mind upon our objective or dream, by constant thought of it and belief in its attainment, until the Sub-Conscious Mind takes up the outline or picture of this dream and impels us to take the necessary physical action to transform that picture into reality.

(4) Great Power of Dreams: Thoughts evolve into your "Chief Aim" that acquires the stage of a dream capable of realization. However, are four types of dreamers among the people in the world –

A. Dream-makers: They are those people who with their hard-work and
dedication realize their dreams without any loss of time.

B. Dream-bakers: They are the people who after seeing some dream
spend whole of their life in realizing that dream.

C. Dream-undertaker: They are those people who with their open eyes in
the morning see some dream and go to sleep after the sunset. They
never transform any of their dreams into reality.

D. Dream-taker: They are the people who fear to dream of any thing.
However, they try to steal other people’s dreams.

You can realize your dreams in reality if you believe you can. This changing world in which we live is demanding new ideas, new ways of doing things. Back of all this demand for new and better things is the quality of open-mindedness, receptive mind, the knowledge of what one wants, a burning desire and belief to possess it.


1. Open Mindedness: Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage and belief. Open mindedness is essential to make use of new ideas for realization of dreams. There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he develops in the mind the necessary faith and believes that he can acquire it by following usable ideas. The state of mind must be belief, not mere wish or hope.

2. Practical Actions: Dreamers back up their burning desire with practical actions for achieving success. A burning desire to be and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreamers are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition. All who succeed in life get off to a bad start and pass through many heart-breaking struggles, before they “arrive”. No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

3. Constructive Objective: It is a well established principle of psychology that a person’s acts are always in harmony with the dominating thoughts of his or her mind. Accordingly, your definite "Chief Aim" in life should be selected with deliberate care. Be sure that your "Chief Aim" is constructive.

4. Chief Aim: Through working relationship between Imagination, Conscious and Sub-Conscious minds, we reach the first step in the achievement of any definite "Chief Aim". In doing so, we create a definite picture of that thing which is desired. This picture must be held in the mind through the Law of Concentration, along with the exact awareness of your potentialities and talents.

5. Self-Hypnotism: By daily reference to a definite statement containing your “Chief Aim,” the thing aimed for is taken up by the Conscious Mind and handed over to the Sub-Conscious Mind through Auto-Suggestion, or the suggestion, which you repeatedly make to yourself. It is a degree of self-hypnotism through which the Sub-Conscious Mind in turn directs the energies of the body to transform your burning desire for that thing into material form. The impulse of strong burning desire recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no reality as failure.

6. Faith And Belief: Faith and belief are necessary for realization of your dreams. There is nothing right or wrong, which belief, plus burning desire, cannot make real. These qualities are free to everyone to successfully deal with adversities. Mental Chemistry works magic.

7. Organized Effort: Dreamers throw their heart and soul into their particular line of endeavour to achieve their objective. They know that success depends on power and power is organized effort. Therefore, the first step in the direction of organized effort is to develop definite actionable plans to achieve your purpose.

8. Persistence: Practical dreamers do not quit. After deciding what they actually want, practical dreamers persistently pursue the object of their desire till it is finally achieved. If they meet with temporary defeat, they do keep in mind that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity. Despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Similar is the story of Wright brothers who dreamed of a machine that would fly through the air.


1. Every voluntary movement of body is caused, controlled and directed by
thought, through the operation of mind.

2. The presence of any thought or idea in our consciousness tends to
produce an associated feeling which is apt to urge upon us to transform
that feeling into muscular action that is in perfect harmony with the
nature of our thought.

3. If we choose life-work to realize a definite purpose, it becomes the

dominating thought in our consciousness, and we are constantly on the
alert for facts, information and knowledge with which to achieve that

4. Deep Seated Strong Desire determines what our definite purpose in life
shall be, unless we permit it to be pushed aside by conflicting desires. If
the object of desire is within reason, it is practically sure of realization. In
Short – The stages leading from desire to its fulfillment are –
FIRST: The burning desire.
SECOND: The crystallization of that desire into a definite purpose.
THIRD: The sufficient appropriate action or work to achieve that

REMEMBER to make your “Definite Chief Aim” clear by keeping in mind the fact that your aim cannot be too high. Back it up with persistence which does not recognize the word "impossible". Know WHAT you want, WHY you want it, WHEN you want it, WHERE you want it, WHO is to ally (if any) with you in getting it, HOW you intend to get it. This may be called as the “5WH” formula – what, why, where, when, who and how.

II. ECONOMIC ASPECT: It consists of two factors—

(1) Personal Effort: Hard labour and good intentions are not sufficient to carry a man through success, unless he has established in his mind some definite object that he wishes to achieve. If a steamship lost its rudder in the mid-ocean and began circling around, it would soon exhaust its fuel supply without reaching the shore, despite the fact that it would use up enough energy to carry it to the shore and back several times. So, until a man selects a definite purpose in life, he dissipates his energies and spreads his thoughts over so many subjects and in so many different directions that may not lead to success. Rather, such an attitude will lead to indecision, weakness, and wastage of time, energy and economic resources.

(2) Allied Effort: Out of allied effort comes greater power and economy. That which one person can accomplish single handed, during an entire life-time, is but meagre at best. But that which one man may accomplish through the principle of alliance with other men is practically without limitation. Concentration of allied effort and the habit of working with a definite “Chief Aim” are two of the essential factors in greater success, which are always found together. One leads another.

As a result of the Law of Attraction, like-minded people flock together. Go out into any cheap boarding house locality in any city and there you will find people of the same general trend of mind associated together. On the other hand, go into any prosperous community and there you will find people of the same general tendencies associated together. Men, who are successful, always seek company of such persons who are successful, while men who are on the ragged side of life always seek the company of those who are in similar circumstances. “Misery loves company”. As such, you will attract to you such people who harmonize with your own philosophy of life, whether you wish or not. This being true, you can see the importance of revitalizing your mind with a definite “Chief Aim” that will attract to you people who will be of help to you and not a hindrance.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Power of Thought


Man alone has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality. Man alone can dream and make his dreams come true. Through evolution and struggle during millions of years man has risen above the other creatures of the earth as a result of his own thoughts and their effects upon himself. Through the evolutionary power of thought the hopes and ambitions of one generation became a reality in the next. Hence, it is necessary to study this subject in detail. Main Features of the Power of Thought are –

1. THOUGHT IS THE MOST POTENT FORCE: Thought is the precursor of word and deed and is the most potent and powerful force. The battle is first fought and won in the mind. Success is achieved twice, once in the mind and second time in the real world. Visualizing your goals and success through thought is an important skill for any successful person. No matter in whose mind thought occurs; its laser-like energy seeks target. Thought as a potent force is well recognized since ages.

2. POWER OF THOUGHT IS LIMITLESS: No one knows the limitations of the power of thought or whether or not it has any. Whatever man believes he can do, he eventually does. But a few generations back, the more imaginative writers dared to write of the ‘horseless carriage’, and lo! It became a reality and is now a common vehicle.

3. THOUGHTS ARE THINGS: The man who knows how to use his power of thought constructively and persistently wins success. Fortunate is the person who has found how to arouse or stimulate his thinking mind so that the powers of the mind will function constructively. Such a mind may be made to do anything constructive when placed back of any strong, deeply seated desire. Thoughts being things do in fact have power, because your every thought and word is contributing to your life experience. Your thoughts produce emotions that in turn, result in how you feel about a particular event occurring in your life. However, two people can look at the exactly same event and have opposite feelings about it. The feelings accordingly affect one's actions leading to results in various things. Thus, you are creating your own reality, moment by moment, with the thoughts you choose to think and what you say, both to yourself and others.

Closely monitor your every thought, word and feelings. When you catch yourself dwelling in the negative, interrupt your pattern and substitute it with a positive thought. It is said that every thought consistently held for about 15 to 20 seconds will begin to attract a similar energy. This is one of the reasons you read your life’s vision and goals daily. This will hold your attention on thoughts of those things which you want and help you bring it towards you.

4. THOUGHTS EMPOWER MAN TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS: Man’s dominating position in the world is the direct result of thought. The power of thought has been given the dominating position in one’s life. It is this very power that you as an individual use in the attainment of success. No matter what may be your idea of what represents success.

5. ALL THOUGHT IS CREATIVE OR PRODUCTIVE: Thoughts can produce both positive and negative things. So, all thought is not constructive or positive. The power to “think” as you wish to “think” is the only power over which you have absolute control. If you think thoughts of misery or poverty and see no way to avoid these conditions, then your thoughts will create those very conditions and curse you with them. But, reverse the order and think thoughts of a positive, expectant nature. Then your thoughts will create those very positive conditions. Therefore, it rests upon you as to whether your thought will be of positive or negative type.

6. WHATEVER YOU COVCEIVE, YOU CAN ACHIEVE: Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. It is because thoughts are powerful things when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose and a burning desire for their translation into material object by application of known principles being discussed here.

7. THOUGHTS MAGNATIZE YOUR PERSONALITY: You are the master of your faith and the captain of your soul by reason of the fact that you control your own thoughts with whose aid you may create whatever you desire. Thought magnetizes your entire personality and attracts to you the outward physical things that harmonize with the nature of your thoughts. Through power of thought, you should take an inventory of yourself for the purpose of ascertaining the factors or qualities with which you need to give your-self a well balanced and rounded out personality to achieve success.

8. THOUGHTS LEAD TO INFINITE INTELLIGENCE: Plant a definite "Chief Aim" in your sub-conscious mind and fertilize it with full positive belief. Belief will pave the way for “Infinite Intelligence” to step in to mature that project into exact reality. Any thing short of positive belief or faith will bring you disappointment.

9. THOUGHTS ARE GOLDMINES: More gold has been mined from thoughts of men than has ever been taken from the earth. But, success comes to those who are success conscious. Success begins with a state of mind with definiteness of purpose. It comes only to those people who work hard and long with positive attitude.

10. TOUGHTS CAN MAKE YOU SUCCESS CONSCIOUS: You can create success consciousness in your mind. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious with negative attitude. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing is to quit. That is what majority of men do. However, they could avoid defeat by learning the art of changing their thoughts or minds from failure consciousness to success consciousness.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


They say, "Hindu youths must go back to their roots and understand their scriptures". But, I am afraid of the results that have been produced by these scriptures, and therefore suggest that the Constitution of India should be understood deeply much more than a holy scripture, or rather it must be accepted as a new religion. Moreover, if something is in the interest of the people, its flexibility can be used to realize the nation's objectives, particularly because the holy scriptures cannot be re-written, as they contained the will of the 'God'.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


(BY R.L.Gottra)
The Constitution of India drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is generally said to have been shaped on the Western Model. But, in fact, it can also be described as ‘first and foremost a social document’, because the ideology or its provisions are either directly arrived at furthering the aim of social revolution, or they attempt to foster this revolution by establishing conditions necessary for its achievement. The Constitution guarantees and protects a wide range of civil liberties, including freedom of religion. It outlaws all forms of discrimination on the bases economic, and social grounds like that of untouchability. With this constitution in India today, there lies the possibility to get established a casteless society in the long run, and consequently the real democracy due to the impact of Ambedkarism as shown below.
1. Through the voting rights, the people’s aptitude for equality is likely to rise continuously.
2. Due to India being a one political unit, the struggle for social justice in one part of the country is apt to get support in other parts.
3. The caste Hindus in large numbers are gradually saying good–bye to the caste system, untouchability and views based upon the old ‘Karma’ philosophy.
4. It is now increasingly becoming impossible for the ‘Dwij Hindus’ to continuously keep ‘Dalits’ into mental slavery.
5. In every field of life, without giving a central place to the last person, ‘salvation’ is not possible.
6. The democratization of knowledge and know-how has progressed in such a manner in the world that it has now become difficult to keep enslaved the human consciousness.
7. The humankind cannot tackle its crisis’s without mass participation of the whole society.
8. Due to pressure of the dreams and aspirations of general masses, the Backward-Dalit leadership may either reform itself or otherwise, the new leadership is likely to emerge.
9. Increasing number of people are getting impressed with the creation of understanding and love among themselves, rather than creating differences on one’s birth or profession.
10. As it is visible at many places, and particularly in big cities of India that there are growing numbers of inter-caste marriages, which substantiates a change in the conservative caste-based society of the past.
11. Intelligentsia has realized that it is time to get out of the inhuman traditions, and castetist mind-set in the name of ‘God’, culture or identity.
12. Since 1952 till date caste-wise complexion both in the Lok Sabha, and State Legislatures has gradually changed with progressive increase in the number of people’s representatives belonging to OBC, SC, and ST, except in case of minorities like Muslims, which more or less did not show much variation.

TASK AHEAD: Caste is the curse of India. Caste in all its forms made us nation of slaves. It is not Islam, etc. that has destroyed India. Our enemy is within us. Priest-craft and caste have slain us. Therefore, a strong wind is still needed to blow away the ghost of caste, and revolutionize the mental attitudes. To achieve this object, the ignorant masses must be made to understand that caste is not predetermined by ‘God’ on the basis of deeds of any supposed previous birth, and that majority of people in India wrongly get handicapped due to wrong conditioning of their minds with feelings of high and low. This conditioned mind-set of the people has remained the cause behind inequality, inefficiency, and inability to rationally conduct our social problems in India. Caste-system has also blocked the natural evolution of good / progressive human qualities. Here are a few suggestions to deal with the ghost of caste.
1. As jobs in government. Semi-govt. or govt.-aided organizations carry respect in the eyes of public; preference in selection for such jobs should be given to such individuals/children who do not suffix caste, as sir name.
2. All state governments should provide liberal cash awards to those who go in for inter-caste marriages. Individuals who go in for inter-caste marriages should be given preference for at least one promotion in their jobs.
3. Nomenclatures in respect of public sector organizations/institutions that smell of caste should be legally changed.
4. All those living below poverty line should be considered for reservation in jobs, both in the public and private sector.
5. All caste based organizations/institutions linked with narrow castetist objects should be legally not allowed to function.
6. All so called ‘holy’ books that contain any portion supporting pre-determination of caste by ‘God’, should be re-written; because ‘holiness’ lies in the service of humanity, and not in the ‘Karma’ based pre-determined fate/caste.
7. Those who support casteism should be declared communal/anti-national.
8. The children of deprived sections of society should be provided free, good-quality, and vocational education to empower them for making a good headway in life, instead of continuing to believe in the provision of reservation.
9. Preferential treatment for ‘Dalit Muslims/Dalit Christians’ may also be considered, as they are also part and parcel of the Indian society and remained depressed due to the similar flaws in Indian social system, as in case of other Dalits.
10. All politicians/bureaucrats who in any manner conduct themselves with favoritism based upon caste/religious prejudices must be shunted out.
11. All political parties having hand in caste-based agitations or which select/field candidates based upon caste considerations should be de-recognized for electoral purposes.