As we move closer to a new year with many aspirations and hopes, what is it that we must keep in mind to be victorious in our pursuits? Bhagawan lovingly answers for us today.
Everyone in the world desires victory; no one desires defeat. All crave wealth; no one craves poverty. But, how can victory or wealth be acquired? This has to be thought about and discovered. And we need not search long for the solution. Sanjaya, according to the Mahabharatha, revealed the secret to King Dhritarashtra, “Where there are both Krishna, the Lord of yoga, and Arjuna, the wielder of the bow, there, victory is assured and wealth is won.” Why do we need more than this as advice? There is no need to undergo the three-fold struggle — physical, mental, and intellectual — to achieve victory. Nor need one get perturbed or anxious. There is no need to pine for wealth and prosperity. Take refuge in God and wield the bow of courage, that is, hold your heart pure. That is enough. Victory and wealth are yours. But, whenever you pursue victory and wealth, remind yourself that they are shadows, not substantial things.
– Vidya Vahini, Ch 9.