Working hard is spiritual

Published: 08th April 2013 08:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2013 08:26 AM   |  A+A-


Spiritual beliefs

I am not a religious person in the traditional sense. For me, being spiritual means being really and truly happy with the kind of life one chooses to lead. I believe that there is no happiness like the happiness of a person who works hard. Hence, spirituality for me is working hard on things that resonate with my sense of self.

Understanding of god

I don’t believe in god but fundamentally, I neither deny nor despise the concept of a higher power. At some point of time in our lives, things happen that cannot be explained minus this concept. However, as far as I am concerned, this isn’t a cornerstone of my belief system.

Spiritual practices

Getting up every day and working on things that excite and stimulate me is my ultimate spiritual practice. This is the thing that drives me and is the reason I became an entrepreneur. 


I don’t believe in miracles. I have had my brush with serendipity, but it is just a stroke of good luck.

Pilgrimage sites

I visited Vaishno Devi with my family when I was a kid, but I haven’t been to a religious place recently.

(Ankur Singla is the founder and CEO of Akosha, an online consumer forum ( that works towards resolution of customer complaints)

—As told to Venkadesan S

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