One more thing ! ......

Story of Success!

" ( When) that persons appointed even in great tasks succeed , know that to be the virtue of the regard the Masters have for them "

Context is not important and we will eventually come to that. But the statement and corollaries are interesting and important .

First , this is the statement of a person so deployed.

He was complimented for his success.

He returns the compliment saying if I am successful it is because of the confidence you had in me !

This is the obviously the dialog of two competent people knowing each others 'value'.

This success of the one so deployed and in turn bestowed on him as his success is in reality the success of the master. If one can claim such assistants or develops such asistants who bask in success , that indeed is a success .

It is almost like the father and a child. While a father may be successful, at some point it is the success of the child that gives feeling of success and his own successes recede into the background than the master himself claiming such successes.

It is the success of the successor who succeeds that matters more in enlarging the circle of happiness with master at the center.

This is actually a line from Maha kaviKalidasa's Sakuntalam.

The speaker is Dushyanta.

Dushyanta who honoredthe request of Indra to engage and defeat some demons was rewardedby Indra with an ample show of magnanimity by letting him share his high seat for that moment of basking in the Sunshine of Success. With humility as a hall mark Dushyanta says his successis because of the confidence bestowed on him.

But suppose we turn it around and it is the Master who claims the credit for all such success, the circle of happiness shrinks to a point which is the center which is the master himself anointed with a massive - I ( self)