The Real Success Is In Awakening

Acharya Prashant
4 min readSep 17, 2019


Let me say, I am in a dream. In the dream, I am finding myself surrounded by all kinds of enemies and other hostile forces. There are demons, there are enemies and I want to fight them.

So, I ask a question, “What is the best way to fight them?” I ask a question, “When will I know that I have succeeded in defeating them?”

I repeat I am in sleep, I am dreaming, and in my dream, I am seeing the world as a dangerous place, as a competitive place, as a place where achievement is necessary. So, again and again, I ask the question, “What is the meaning of success? What is required to fight my enemies?” Would you answer this question?

When you wake up, the demons are gone.

When you wake up, the requirement for success is gone.

Now, what do you want to have — awakening, or success?

The demand for success itself arises from being in a dream-like state. You want to succeed only when you feel that there is something missing from your life. You want to succeed only when you take yourself to be incomplete.

I am asking you, how many of you have pet animals at your places? Or, have ever had a pet animal? While playing with your pet, do you remember this question — ‘How to succeed in life?’. You are…