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In Hinduism Prosperity Means General Well-Being Of Society At Large

In order to inspire and motivate oneself to work for success, satisfaction, and fulfilment, one needs to have a healthy, robust, and realistic philosophy of life as well as lofty, clear, and practical goals to work for. The reputed British thinker James Allen observes: ‘The mind is the master weaver. It weaves both the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstances.’

When our thoughts relating to any project are clear and systematic, external circumstances too are found to aid success. Achievers have a positive mindset that converts difficult and intimidating circumstances into assets for success. People with a negative mindset are failures in general.

The best example of how defective thinking profoundly affects one’s being is provided by Arjuna on the eve of the Kurukshetra war. So, we must take every precaution to improve our inner life before we try for improvement in the external world, especially in the field of management.

Ancient Indian wisdom states that prosperity should serve one end alone: the general well-being of society at large—sarva bhuta hita. But this goal cannot be advanced if the individuals making a society do not live value-based lives. So, for individuals, the twin goals of abhyudaya, material advancement and physical well-being, and nihshreyasa, moral and spiritual fulfilment, have been enunciated. When these comprehensive ideal shapes our thinking, our lives become both meaningful and genuinely successful.