Q: Gurudev, out of the Ashtalaksmi’s there is one by the name Vijayalakshmi. You said that we need Vijayalakshmi. It is the energy to win or succeed in anything. Can you please elaborate on this?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I think I have spoken enough on all those eight Lakshmis.
The intelligent people don’t elaborate on anything too much. They only give little clues as essence.
It is said, ‘Alpaksharam asandigdham sara-vat visvato-mukham.’
Alpaksharam means, just a few words.
Sutras are like that; it has the essence and is multi-dimensional. It has many dimensions. And that is how intelligent people communicate, with just a few words.
Only the less intelligent will give long explanations for nothing.
Some of the books that you read, they go on for pages after pages after pages. I tell you, all that they need to write is one line. That is it!
All the ancient Rishis, that is what they did.
‘Heyam dukham anagatam’; that is it, finished!
‘Tada drastuh svarupe vasthanam’; finished!