Need is the mother of invention. When there is need, greater inventions become possible. The bigger the need, the bigger is the possibility. Every individual who is sensible, whose intellect is intact, has seven needs: 1) First need: Air, water and food Air, water and food comprise the most elemental needs of a human being. Breathing is evidence that one is alive. When an infant is born, the first thing the doctor checks is whether it is breathing properly or not. 2) Second need : Security Security for oneself and others is the second need of an individual. Human beings build homes to protect themselves from the elements. 3) Third need: Facilities, entertainment Facilities and entertainment comprise the third level of human needs. When his food, shelter and security needs are met, an individual wants conveniences such as a TV, refrigerator, washing machine, air-conditioner, etc. 4) Fourth need: Love When the basic needs and desires for conveniences are fulfilled, an individual thinks there should be someone who loves him. Hence he forms relationships; from these relationships he expects to get true love. 5) Fifth need: Name and fame At this step, a person feels that his name should be known and his talents recognized. Even with the first four levels of needs satisfied, he still experiences a sense of incompleteness until he is known and his contribution is validated. 6) Sixth need: Utilization of inner powers At this step, a person develops the understanding that he should fulfill his potential. He thinks, “Other people may or may not know me, but I should do what I am capable of. I should be able to open up all my possibilities.” 7) Seventh need: Self-realization, true freedom, ultimate success At this point, a person is still not yet completely fulfilled. He feels that something is missing in his life. At this final step, he wants real freedom and everlasting happiness. This can be attained only by self-realization. This is ultimate success of human life. There are relatively few people in this world who find this ultimate success; the kind that allows one complete freedom from failure. After reading this book you will experience this level of happiness and will join the ranks of those who acquire self-realization and true freedom. We all celebrate our nation’s independence with great enthusiasm, but the following day, we tend to forget this. Depending on where we live, this happens once or twice a year; this freedom is limited to our country only. Now the time has come for us to think about our inner freedom. External freedom can be seen by all, but only a few people are aware of internal freedom. This book helps the reader to gain that special perspective. You need freedom from external things like violence, drugs, poverty, corruption, pollution, injustice, and other issues. You need freedom from your internal enemies as well! Freedom from internal enemies means being liberated from self-limiting beliefs, sorrows, fears, ignorance and bad tendencies. When our lives are going smoothly, we feel happy, but it is a false freedom which is only temporary. When problems, sorrows and fears come into our lives, we feel that we are no longer successful. We need to understand the true purpose (i.e. ultimate happiness) behind the cycle of life. Only then will we be able to enjoy true freedom and true success. Simply going through the motions of our daily lives is not true success; we must also search for the truth. When we come to know the truth, then we attain ultimate success in our lives. Only then are we truly free and successful. The good news is that the ultimate truth is actually inside you. You receive intimations of freedom because you are actually free from the beginning. The curtain separating you and true freedom is composed of beliefs. Once this curtain is removed, you will have a direct experience of freedom in that very moment. You may be thinking that it must be difficult to get free from your fears, beliefs and problems, but in fact it is not so difficult. You can obtain freedom from within; all that is required is to listen to the truth and gain understanding. When you listen to the truth expounded by a true master, you will easily obtain true freedom. This book is an offering, a method for achieving ultimate success. Reading it will free you from your false beliefs, bring you out of your fears, and dissolve all your problems at once.
About the Author
Sirshree’s spiritual quest, which began during his childhood, led him on a journey through various schools of thought and meditation practices. The overpowering desire to attain the truth made him relinquish his teaching job. After a long period of contemplation, his spiritual quest ended with the attainment of the ultimate truth. Sirshree says, “All paths that lead to the truth begin differently, but end in the same way-with understanding. Understanding is the whole thing. Listening to this understanding is enough to attain the truth.” To disseminate this understanding, Sirshree devised Tejgyan-a unique system for wisdom-that helps one to progress from self-help to self-realization.
He has delivered more than a thousand discourses and written over fifty books. His books have been translated in more than ten languages and published by leading publishers such as Penguin Books, Hay House Publishers, Jaico Books, etc. Sirshree’s retreats have transformed the lives of millions and his teachings have inspired various social initiatives for raising global consciousness.