SEVEN SECRETS OF SUCCESS[purely Original Discourse]


21 May, 1979, Timmern, GERMANY 

You should, you should take down that, that shloka with Jayadeva note this down on Kalki. 

Today I won’t say anything, I said so much. 

{Sister Anjali is singing a German Song} 

Let me say something, only one shloka, I will explain. 

You heard so much regarding Shiva and Párvatii, Párvatii was the spouse of Shiva.

Now what is Tantra?

In Tantra there are two portions, “Ágama and Ńigama”.

Ágama and Ńigama are just like two wings of a bird. 

Ágama is the Philosophical questions and Ńigama is the Practical cult. 

Cult side is Ńigama and Cult side is Ágama and not Ńigama; and the Philosophical side is Ńigama.  They are just like two wings of a bird, and the bird is Tantra. 

A’gatam’ Shiva vaktebhyam’

Gatam’ ca girija’ shrutam

Matam’ ca va’sudesvaya

Tasma’d a’gama ucyate. 

Párvatii asked and Shiva gave the, Shiva gave the reply.

One of the question, One question of Párvatii was, “O Lord ! what are the secrets of success”?

Many people do many thing, but all are not successful in their lives.

What’s the Secret of Success?’

Shiva said, “There are seven secrets”:

Phaliśyatiiti vishvásah siddherprathama lakśańam

Dvitiiyaḿ Shraddhayá yuktaḿ

Trtiiyaḿ Gurupújanam

Caturtho Samatábhávo


Śaśt́haiṋca pramitáháro

Saptamaḿnaeva vidyate.

‘I must be successful in my Mission.  This firm determination is the first factor.’

This firm determination is the first requisite factor out of those seven factors.

And what is this firm determination?

Nindantu niitinipun’ah yad va’ stavantu

Laks’mii sama’vishatu graham’ gacchatu va’ yathes’t'ham

Adyaeva maran’amastu yuga’ntare va’

Nya’ya’t pathi pravicalanti na dhiirah

Pra’rabhyate na khalu vighna bhayena niicaeh

Vighnavihita’ viramante madhyo

Vighnaer muhur muhur api pratihanyama’na’h

Pra’rabhya uttamagun’o na parityajanti.

What am I going to do, regarding this Mission of my life?

If the logicians and philosophers condemn me, say, ‘That is a very bad man,’ let them say like this or due to my Mission, due to my Movement towards my Goal, if certain portion of society appreciate my action, let them appreciate it – it won’t affect me.

I won’t be assailed by such appreciations.

And due to my action, Lakshmi -Lakshmi is the mythological goddess of riches, If Lakshmi comes and resides in my house, it is good.

If Lakshmi says, ‘No, I will quit you forever, I won’t remain with you’ that is, you will have to suffer from poverty, let Laks’mii quit my house, and due to my course of action, due to my Ideology, if the Pluto, that is, the God of death, comes and say, ‘I’ll take you,’let Pluto do it!  I don’t care a fig for it! or due to my course of action, due to my Ideology, I am forced to live here for an Indefinite period, I am ready to live here.

You know, the life becomes bored if one lives for a long period, but I am ready to undergo that boring, that monotony, for the sake of My Ideology.

I know that amongst human beings there are three categories.

The third category won’t entertain, they won’t undertake any responsibility for fear of being defeated. They are third category.

And the second category, they undertake the duty and responsibilities, but when they face the Reactions, the Inimical forces come forward and harass them, they drop the work.  They are the second category of people.

And the first category, that is, best category, they say that, ‘Once, when once I have undertaken the duty, I will do it.  I will get the work fully complied with.  Before that I won’t take any rest.’

So this is the, what I said,  firm determination.  It is the first requisite factor, as Lord Shiva said. ‘–Phaliśyatiiti vishvásah siddherprathama lakśańam,

Dvitiiyaḿ Shraddhayá yuktaḿ -  A man must have Shraddhá for his Ideology.  What is Shraddhá?  “Shraddhá” is a old, very old Vaedic term.  Yes, it is an old Vaedic term.

“Shraddhá” means “Shrat” means ‘Recognized Status of Veracity’, you should remember it.

“Shrat” means “Recognized Status of Veracity”, and “Dha” means ‘Movement towards it.’

That is, when that Ideological Goal has been accepted, all my Mights, all my Propensities should move unto that Goal.  It is Shraddhá. Dvitiiyaḿ Shraddhayá yuktaḿ

Trtiiyaḿ Gurupújanam – I must have Reverence for the Guru.

What is Guru?  ‘Gu’ means ‘darkness’, that is, darkness in Psycho-Spiritual sphere.  And ‘Ru’ means ‘dispelling agent.’

That is, HE who dispels darkness from my Psychic and Spiritual body is Guru.

‘Gu’ means ‘darkness’, ‘Ru’ means ‘Dispeller’.

Trtiiyaḿ Gurupújanam – That is, You must have Respect for the Guru.

Caturtho Samatábhávo – And the fourth requisite factor is that you must maintain a Mental Equilibrium, rather Equipoise; you must not suffer from any sorts of inferiority complex, or superiority complex, or defeatist complex, or complex of hopelessness, despair.

That is, your mind should be, should always be in a Balanced condition.

Caturtho Samatábhávo – This is the fourth factor, fourth requisite factor – You must not suffer from Inferiority complex nor from Superiority complex. Caturtho Samatábhávo.

Paiṋcamendriyanigrahah –  You must have Self-Restraint.  Without Self-restraint, nothing concrete can be done.  Paiṋcamendriyanigrahah -  fifth requisite factor.

You should remember these factors. Hmm Paiṋcamendriya

Śaśt́haiṋca pramitáháro  — sixth is, Balanced diet, balanced food.  You must not take this much [Bábá stretches arms far apart], you should take this much [Bábá holds hands closer together] but that food should be substantial one and not only that, it should be good for your body, mind and Spirit.

Meat and other Animal products may be good for body, but not good for Mind and Spirit.  So yours should be a careful selection of food.  It is called “Pramitáhára” Śaśt́haiṋca pramitáháro  Pramitáhára” means ‘Balanced’, ‘Áhára’ means ‘food’. Śaśt́haiṋca pramitáháro 

‘And the seventh’, Lord Shiva says – HE said there are seven factors, now HE says, Saptamaḿnaeva vidyate – there is no Seventh factor.’

You should remember these Seven factors.  These are the Secrets of success.

And Bodhishvara? What is the seventh factor?

There is no seventh factor.

No seventh factor [Ba'ba' laughs heartily and everybody joins and laugh].

Ba’ba’ says in Bangla let there be a song.

You should always, “Remember these Seven Secrets of Success”.

Parama Pita Bábá Ki Jai, Parama Pita Bábá Ki Jai, Parama Pita Bábá Ki Jai.

Good boy. Is it very difficult to follow. What ? Sixth factor – Balanced food, cooked something very delicious.[laughter]

Parama Pita Bábá Ki Jai. Parama Pita Bábá Ki Jai.





17 November 1985, Calcutta


U’h + kta = u’d'ha. The meaning of the word u’d'ha is “married”.

Vi – u’d'ha = vyu’d'ha, that is, one who has married in a special way, in a socially accepted way by informing at least five people.

From the word avyu’d'ha [unmarried] we get the spoken Bengali word a’ibur’o.

Michael Madhusudhan has mistakenly written in his poetry a’ibar’a — it should be a’ibur’o. Following an old custom of our Calcutta area, the pa’kasparsha* (in spoken Bengali bao-bha’t) used to be celebrated after the marriage and the avyu’r'ha’nna (in spoken Bengali a’ibur’o-bha’t [feast before marriage]) was celebrated before the marriage.

Shiva was the first married man

in human history.

He had three wives: Pa’rvatii (Aryan), Ka’lii (Dravidian) and Gaunga’ (Mongolian). There is a folk-verse in rural Bengal:

* Feast to celebrate the coming of the new bride to her husband’s house. — Trans. 

Vrs’t'i par’e t’a'pur t’upur nadey ela va’n

Shiv t’ha’kurer viye hacche tin kanye da’n 

[The rain fell pitter-patter, the river flooded; Shiva married three girls.] 

Shiva was the first man to marry in earnest so the people of that time called him vyu’d'ha out of respect.

This vyu’d'ha Shiva in later times, and in modern Bengali, became bur’o Shiva. This word bur’o has not come from the word vrddha [old] — it has come from the word vyu’d'ha. Of course, the word bor’o shiva has come from the Bat’ukabhaerava or Bat’ukashiva of the Mahayana Buddhist era. Vat’uka >> vad’ua >> var’ua’ >> bor’o.

Shiva saved the womenfolk from complete ruin. HE also saved the men from cultural degradation. For this reason every person in the world is indebted to Shiva; women as a whole are especially indebted to HIM.

The unmarried girls of today still worship Shiva with devotion carrying on the traditions of that long-past event.