Book Summary of “Safal Jiwan” – Dr. Yogi Vikashananda

Here’s the summary of the book – “Safal Jiwan” from Dr. Yogi Vikashananda.

Chapter 1 – Art of Thinking

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thought, liberates your energy and inspires your hope. – Andrew Carnegie


आजमे जहाँ हुँ, कल कोही और था
यभी एक दौर हे, वो भि एक दौर था ।

Lord Ganesh has 3 wives – Ridhi, Sidhi and Budhi. They are the indicator for the wealth, spiritual satisfaction and the usage of the brain respectively.

No matter how detrimental your situation might be, there’s always a positive side of it.

Generally, every thoughts and answers are statements and not the question.

When you dream big, your problem starts to become small.

Most of the people don’t dream big and aim high – hence they are missing out the opportunities that life will bring to them.

Everything has a science behind it – there’s a science of being successful as well. When you start to learn the science behind the success, you’ll soon attracting success in your life. Or else, you’ll attract the opposite – that’s the science.

In short:

First, have a big dream (or call it ambition) and then bring that to the imagination – visualize yourself already having achieved the goal.

… and then immediately start taking action with your newfound mantra.

Chapter 2 – Art of Observation

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. – J Krishnamurti

People tend to love their own culture, language and religion more – which is not because the one is better than other. The reason is because we observe our culture more than any other – hence we tend to like it.

In this world, you’ll find more people who learn through observation.

Winners focus on their ambitions.

Focus on something you can’t change or something which is out of your control and you’ll invite the mental disease in your life.

Unsuccessful people build habit which has no usage in life – they stick to these habits — hence unsuccessful. On the contrary, successful people do not focus on something that’s out of their control – they invest their time in something they love to do and then develop themselves in that area.

Chapter 3 – Art of Listening

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply. – Stephen R. Covey

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.

Art of listening is the most feasible way to make people clever. This does not just mean to listen with the complete focus – it also means that not to play any thoughts in your mind while listening to others.

Hearing: taking the words, hearing the sound.

Listening: understand the intent behind the words – the meaning behind the words.

जब जब मनमा नकारत्मक भाब तरङित हुन्छ, तब मान्छेले ब्एबस्थामा पनि बेथिती देख्न थालछ ।

Those people who keep on complaining will never be successful. If you want to be successful, then develop a habit of speaking less, and listening more. When you don’t listen to the other person, they feel ignored. In this case, you are de facto unsuccessful.

Even if the other person says the wrong thing, don’t judge them wrong. It’s not your work to understand them, it’s your job to find the intention behind it – which can never be wrong.

Chapter 4 – Art of Questioning

The man who asks question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask is a fool for life. – Confusius