5.11 Value 8 – Steadfastness (Sthairyam)

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Practical Exercises

1. Do you have clearly defined goals in your personal life?
2. Do you accept responsibility for fulfillment of your obligations and goals?
3. Try to remember a project or an idea that you carried out persistently till you attained the goal, and then think of projects or ideas you abandoned halfway through. Analyze the reasons for not completing them. Was it because you lacked commitment towards the end goal?
4. What is the goal that brought you to Vedanta? What do you hope to achieve? Are you motivated to reach this goal using the methods of Vedanta?
5. How do you rate your own qualifications that are necessary for understanding and assimilating the knowledge of Vedanta, the means for self-knowledge?
6. How does the value Sthairyam (Steadfastness) towards the attainment of Self knowledge translate practically into your day-to-day life?
7. What changes would you have to make in your daily life so that you’re committed to Self knowledge.