Sadhana (Intense and Systematic Effort) is luck in itself. One needs intense effort just to find the right way to achieve one’s objectives. During my PhD, I took 3 years just to understand the problem and additional six months to have the information about the relevant books. Believe me even if I was in research papers of various authors, I couldn’t understand or differentiate between the relevant, less relevant or irrelevant papers. After meeting my guide in NITIE Mumbai, I understood some of the works or papers are seminal which means path breaking research papers.
One may try hard but if it’s not in the right direction, it damages. Right Sadhana leads to Siddhi (Accomplishment). After identifying the correct direction and path, one can enhance the speed. My objective of writing is: “direction is more important than speed”.
Working with smartness or with cunningness may offer one limited advantage, but one may lose the battle in the long run. Working with proper conscience, understanding and clarity gives one immediate relief and victory. Otherwise psychological energy gets exhausted in ambiguity, self-doubt and fear of the unknown. Working with clarity gives one confidence and courage to confront obstacles. In the Gita, the Mahabharata war was all about the battle of the Mind, where Pandavas were confident of their Guide or Mentor so they fought with bravery, complete faith and focused. Kauravas were aggressive and focused but were lacking confidence, clarity and faith on others.