Superiority & Capability

My interpretations of spiritualism are based on the principles of Bhagavad Gita and my life experiences.

Superiority means to receive more knowledge compared to others. Therefore, the importance is not about the gained knowledge, but rather about how much knowledge we gained compared to others. Hence, the desire for superiority can even turn our basic education into a competition, and when does winning really stop in a competition? One may experience superiority for a certain period of time, however, can anyone be superior forever? Soon enough the competition restarts with new players and the cycle of dissatisfaction, pain and struggles continues.

However, rather than to become superior, what would happen if we try to become capable? Capability means to gain everything that we are worthy of gaining. Not with an intention to gain more than others, but rather to gain for self-satisfaction. On the path to capability, there is no competition with others but rather with ourselves. Consequently, one who aims for capability sooner or later gains all the required knowledge and without any added efforts also becomes superior. However, the one who aims for superiority, may or not become superior, but is surely never able to become capable.

What do you think about it?


"We only have the right to our work and not to its results. Therefore, it is neither advisable to give up our work nor to expect any results for the same." - Bhagavad Gita