I tell you, please understand, I wanted to give you a very deep insight. If you catch this, you will understand one of the most secret of the universal law. Listen. If you want to be a Councillor of a small town, naturally all their interests, the interests of the citizens of that small town should become part of your thinking. If you want to be a Chairman of that town, all the interests of the citizens and the interests of the Councillors should become part of your thinking. When you are Chairman of a town, you think, ‘If I become the Chief Minister or a Prime Minister, how much of power and pleasure I will have, how much of glory I will have!’ Please listen, but by the time you evolve as a MLA or MP or Minister or a Chief Minister, so many lakhs and lakhs and crores of people’s interests should become part of you, your thinking. Don’t think… Actually, many time people think they will be able to retain their personal desires, their personal interests, and climb the ladder of power. No by the time you climb the ladder of power, many of your personal interests will be pulled out of you, and the remaining personal interests you are retaining is what I call “Corruption”.
Climbing the ladder of power without giving up your personal interests is “Corruption”. Climbing the power ladder giving up your personal interests is “Dharma”. Listen. It is very subtle point. When you climb the ladder of power, automatically, by force, much of your personal interests will be pulled out of you. And, I tell you, becoming the part of others’ interests and allowing the others’ interests as part of you itself can become joy. When others’ interests become part of your joy, it is called “Vairagya”. Listen when others’ interests become part of your joy, it is “Vairagya”. Means, the personal interests have lost power over you. Climbing the power ladder and still struggling hard to keep the personal interests is “Corruption. Allowing the personal interests to disappear into the others’ interests and climbing the power ladder is “Dharma”. Allowing the others’ interests and enjoying it as personal interest is “Vairagya”. And becoming a catalyst for others’ interests is “Enlightenment” – “Moksha”.
Whether you are in the field of entertainment, politics, spirituality, social service. Understand, I am giving you the sutra of Dharma, the law of life. Whether you are going to be a cinema celebrity or political celebrity, or spiritual celebrity, or business celebrity, or social leader, social revolutionary, whatever it is, I tell you, it is your ability to give up your personal interests and allow the others’ interests as part of you. The ability to allow the others’ interests as part of you is “Success”. The ability to allow the others’ interests as your part is “Success”. And when you work with the teamily, you will understand, you will really, really understand your personal interests are not that strongly powerful over you other than your joy of fulfillment. Understand !