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Success makes us happy, but may also lead to one vaulting desire after another, which may breed greed. Conversely, failure results in despair that may leads to anger. No wonder, the Bhagavad Gita (16.21) names desire, greed and anger, as "the three gates to hell". Now, is it possible to achieve a condition wherein neither success and the resulting feeling of hope and joy, nor that of aversion to failure and the opposed feeling of despair or misery bothers you? This article answers this question with references not only to ancient Hindu texts, but also to modern masters like Lincoln, Wordsworth and Coleridge.
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