Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A DAY'S TRAVEL (TRAVAIL) ON THE ROAD!



The day was cool and pleasant in the morning hours. I decided to finish few important works in the city and accordingly, took my vehicle and started driving towards city. Soon I was in heavy office going traffic..

At a signal, I am supposed to take a right turn. But I saw in front of me a board,

'No Right Turn' and as I got a doubt to turn right, I saw below 'For City Buses' in slightly small letters.. I got relieved, turned right and became thoughtful..

May be.. There's no fixed route for city buses!

As I moved on, at a small junction I saw 2 riders of 2 wheelers following the rules..

For left turn showing left hand out and for going ahead showing the hand forward..

May be.. The best way of making your intentions known when on road!

At a particular point, I noticed a driver sincerely showing hand out for right turn but the adjacent vehicle driver shouted at him saying,

'Don’t extend full hand out. We can see if you just wave a little.. There is no space around!’

May be.. A better way of driving thru' narrow roads!

Suddenly, a speeding vehicle overtook me. I was feeling worried about the over speeding but Oh!

In front of me a little distance away, the vehicle stopped altogether..

May be.. A ditch on road saves in time!

As I drove ahead,

I saw the ditch and my thoughts continued..

May be.. A ditch is many times welcome as an indirect concave speed breaker naturally formed!

I parked my vehicle and as I was about to cross the road, to my surprise I saw

A signal of green and red pedestrian figures simultaneously glowing for my crossing..

May be.. Sticking to the saying.. 'See and go.. Much safer!'

As I moved on to my destination, I saw a man on 2 wheeler with a family of 2 as pillion being charged fine for traveling 3. He paid off the fine but

Confidently continued as 3 on the vehicle..

May be.. One can continue once paid off fine for the day!

I entered a small road and saw a long ditch fully cut across the road. As I stopped there and was wondering how vehicles would move on that road, I heard the honking behind me as

A small car driver requested me give way to go ahead partly on foot path to cross the ditch..

May be.. The foot path is for duel purpose!

Soon, I finished my jobs and as I started driving back home, at a signal I got 'Green' to move straight ahead and as I and others started moving,

A speeding car from opposite took the right turn and moved on putting me and others in confusion for a while..

The driver in the car crossed confidently waving at us conveying 'Thanks!'

May be.. Like what is often done in some advanced countries when some on road voluntarily yields!

As I approached home, near my house I noticed that an inexperienced driver made certain mistake and that provided ample time for

Others struggling to cross the road and make right and U turns to complete their tasks

May be.. Thanking in their hearts to the erred driver!
There was chaos and confusion in front of me for a while before I could safely conclude my journey!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt Look at life around you and write a post that makes everyone laugh. #laughter

Keywords: TRAVEL, ROAD

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

THE UGLY TOP OF VOICE ON THE BEAUTIFUL TOP OF EUROPE!


It's

THE TOP OF EUROPE

Jungfraujoch of Switzerland situated at 13642 ft height..

The day.. Morning hrs..

Cool with it's own breeze.. Temperatures touching 1-2 deg C.. That's the point of Alps where snow is spread all over as a huge white sheet..

No doubt, the man travelled all the way up that height passing thru'


  • Majestic hills en route merging into the skies with silvery edges shining intermittently at the back of
  • Sharp reflected sun rays from above which scene in no time getting covered by the passing high speed clouds
  • A few times as white as snow no sooner turning dark in the next few minutes bringing cool drizzles around the wind blowing past all along
  • The vast sloping landscape leading to the picturesque waterfall joining the blue waters below
  • Surrounded by the green bushy trees moving rhythmically to the breeze going over them spreading their greenery all over with
Chill weather all round,
Rising wind speeds from all directions,
Increasing rain all over..


But settled in the cushion chair with his cell phone on, he was heard saying,
  • "I just want to enjoy the whole throughly!
  • I'll not keep quiet if anyone comes in my way!
  • Why should I leave even a bit of it?
  • The whole thing in future is mine alone!
  • One who interferes with me does not know my power!
  • I don't allow another man here at any point of time!"
With the 6 eternal enemies within Viz.,

Lust
Anger
Greed
Attachment
Pride
Jealousy


Pushing him finally shout at

THE TOP OF HIS VOICE

Saying,

"I don't accept anything less. Straightaway I need an apology from that person. Let him say that first and then alone give a call to me.. Okay?"

Making him instantly experience

The Misery of Hell within

With visitors a little away in numbers seen playing in full swing with the snow in the beautiful scenic place often called

The Heaven on the Earth!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt Look at life around you and write a post that makes everyone laugh. #laughter coinciding with my visit to the place!

Keywords: HEAVEN, HELL

Friday, July 5, 2019

A ONE TIME ADVICE TO ALL THOSE YOUNG ONES WRITING EXAMINATIONS!




The turbulent clouds are part of our life,
They appear, look ever threatening but often give us 
Copious waters quenching our thirst and cooling our lives.. 
The tensions too are part of our life, 
They appear, look ever overpowering but often give us 
Great inner strength calming our minds and making us joyous within!

  • You've studied reasonably well all the subjects the whole year. You'll have a fair knowledge of there, whatever way you might have studied. So as the first step, have a calm attitude to face your examinations. Remember.. 

Good things come for those who wait!
  • The examinations basically test the competitive edge of the learners. It's good to be smart in life for a better future and let the tests tell you where you stand. Remember.. 
The taste of pudding is in eating!
  • All examinations lead to award of the related Degree/Certificate towards the end. Try maximum to do the best here and soon become the owner of that degree. Remember..
Knowledge is power!
  • Minimum sleep and nutritious food helps to maintain good health and fine memory. No sacrifice is permitted at any cost in those matters. Remember..
Health is wealth!
  • Your parents may be outwardly expressing that you should do well in the examinations but they are two hundred percent anxious about your well being first. Listen to what they advise here. Remember..
Your parents can give you everything except good luck!
  • Your Institute and your Teachers have taught you the best possible way. A prayerful attitude to the Institute and the Masters is the right spirit with you before writing the examination. Remember..
Only one person in million years becomes enlightened without a teacher's help!
  • You may make some mistakes in one examination. You should remain cool and the thoughts shouldn't be carried over to your next day examination. Remember..
To err is human!
  • If the question paper is tough or if the questions are out of syllabus, whatever you would answer based on your effort put in for the whole year is the best in the situation, nothing less.. Relax and there will always be a solution in the interests of the affected individuals. Remember..
Every cloud has a silver lining!
  • The thought of a miss in one examination, no doubt is a pain but there's always a process of coming out of it. So, no despair in that direction and do the best now. Remember..
Failure is the stepping stone to success!

Finally to say,
  • When all exams are over, relax for a while but concentrate simultaneously on the next course of action.. Either further studies or employment; nothing less. Remember..
Time is money

AND EVERY SECOND SURE COUNTS IN OUR LIFE!

Keyword: Examination

Monday, July 1, 2019

YES, TEACHING WITH DEDICATION.. IT'S EVER LIVE IN THIS WORLD!



This week's IndiSpire Prompt says.. Can teachers today be called "the untalented leftovers"? Give reasons. #Teachers.. A short post in that context..

ASCHARYO VAKTAH ASCHARYO SHROTAH!

That's how the Sanskrit Saying glorifies the Basic Learning Process in the world meaning..

'(In this world) the Speaker is a Wonder; the Listener is (equally) a Wonder!'

The night watchman on his usual rounds at mid night was shouting aloud,

  • “Awake and be alert!”
Every one woke up, re-checked the locked doors and went back to sleep. A Great Personality too got up but thinking within,
  • “Am I sleeping in my life?”
Opened the doors, moved towards forest, meditated and attained Salvation!

Thus, any learning with an individual truly starts from such basic urge within and continuously moves up endlessly so that all the subsequent contributions of the person from that learning would be helping to meet certain requirement of world invariably existing by the side..

In all such situations, both the teacher who becomes instrumental in imparting that particular knowledge and the student who learns something new in the process actively participate in

The Curriculum of Sacred Learning..

The main activities of this basic System of Educating at any time remain:

  • Molding the personality from the tender age,
  • Inculcating certain qualities of morals and ethics of life,
  • Developing the basic learning skills,
  • Expanding the knowledge base,
  • Developing equally the competitive skills,
  • Developing special skills for taking up specific job/work etc.
Subsequent to that basic Learning, the same is continued at advanced levels thru' various Developmental Programs at work like
  • Improving the special skills related to the basic qualification / job,
  • Developing the Managerial Skills,
  • Developing Interpersonal Relationships,
  • Organization Development,
  • Personality Development,
  • Quality Management etc.
Seen thus, in the whole structure of learning at any point of time, a teacher sure might have contributed/is contributing his/her might directly or indirectly if not all the time at least a major portion of the time else we don't see the present level of knowledge and talent spread over around as that can never be the sole achievement of the student alone..

In such a scenario, no doubt few unfortunate negative contributions from the less dedicated teachers might have occurred and would continue to occur if not with all those students but few taking the lesser path

Which of course happens/is happening in any Field of Profession around us..

Beyond, the record of a few of human traits exhibited by a student in personal life like

  • Caring for the fellow human being,
  • Taking a lead in a movement and 
  • Upholding truth and justice around.. 
Culminating ultimately to the quality of
  • Humility and a Service Attitude with certain level of Sacrifice from within
Complete the proof of

Sure contribution by the dedicated teachers at various stages of one's life!

Keyword: Teacher

Thursday, June 27, 2019

HERE I ALONE HAVE TO SEE ULTIMATELY.. TILL THAT TIME, THE TRUTH EVER REMAINS A SECRET TO ME!



A group of ardent Aspirants once visited a Monastery to have Blessings of the Great Saint and follow the discipline what the Master would tell them. The Master revealed certain Truth to them and said,

“Go and live your future life on these lines of discipline!”

They returned homes with a firm decision to do that but soon all had fallen off from that Path with 80% of them going back to their earlier life and 20% returning to the Great Saint disclosing their inability to stick to what He told them..

The Master revealed more Truth to them and said,

“Go and live your future life on these lines of discipline!”

They returned homes with a firm decision to do that but soon all had fallen off from that Path with 50% of them going back to their earlier life and 50% returning to the Great Saint disclosing their inability to stick to what He told them..

The Master revealed some more Truth to them and said,

“Go and live your future life on these lines of discipline!”

They returned homes with a firm decision to do that but soon all had fallen off from that Path with 20% of them going back to their earlier life and 80% returning to the Great Saint disclosing their inability to stick to what He told them..

The Master took them to be His disciples saying,

“All are not truly evolved to follow all the disciplines of Truth. The Aspirants have to be repeatedly tested by their Masters in practical living and then only accepted as Disciples.. Thus,

The Original Truth forever remains a Secret with the Masters

And

They alone know when to speak that and when to keep silence over that..

Concurring with what the Master had said, Verse 67, Chapter XVIII of Srimad Bhagavad Gita was heard simultaneously on the loud Speakers of the Monastery with the meaning explained wherein Lord Krishna says to Arjuna..

'idam te natapaskaya nabhaktaya kadacana
na casurusave vacyam na ca mam yo bhyasuyati'


'You should never disclose this science to one devoid of austerities, nor to one who is not devoted, nor to one adverse to spiritual advancement and never to one who is envious of me!'"

Keyword: TRUTH, SECRET

Monday, June 24, 2019

THE HIGHEST WORSHIP OFFERED.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?


The situation in front looked gloomy and disheartening. The man firmed up,

"The Lord alone has to save me here and my pledge to the Almighty goes thus.. 

'From today, I'm going to refrain from xxxxx pleasantry for life time!'"

Soon the tension passed and the man reiterated..

"I'll keep up my promise a 100%!"

That 100% discipline no doubt continued for a while but in a weak moment watered down and the man fell flat to the inner urge..

He felt sad but recovered soon and once again got into his busy life..

In time, there was 2nd tough situation in his life and again, the man took the pledge of refraining from yyyyy pleasantry..

No doubt, the toughness passed but the man's discipline failed again in keeping his pledge..

And no need to say the whole drama just enacted 100% when a 3rd zzzzz pleasantry was put on hold in one more tough situation..

That night with total confusion within, as the man went to bed, he had a strange dream in which the wiseman was seen smiling at him saying, 

"My dear! The Great Personalities too were no exception here as..

  • The Great Saint lost the Celestial Position He acquired thru' His dedicated Penance because 
He just yielded for praise in a weak moment..

  • When the Great Saint having his own habit of chewing pawn questioned, said with a smile,
'May be, this body is living for that only!'

When threatened beyond, the Great Man on the advice of the In-charge escaped in disguise from the wrath of His attackers over which later, He said,
'If repeated, I would face the wrath rather than escape!'

  • King Yudhisthira known to speak no lie yielded when the enemy became challenging beyond repeating the words of seemingly Truth..
  • 'Aswathama hatha.. kunjara ha!'
Seen in that context, the ordinary mortals are nothing in front of the powerful inner nature. Equally, it is no sin too to yield lawfully when the core desires are forcibly put on hold..

Instead, why don't you pledge to the Lord in all your bigger difficulties about 10 to 20% deviation from the pleasantries, limiting yourself there and all along keeping a vigil in maintaining that percentage..

Any time yielded, try making up for the same and thus 

On average maintain 10 to 20% off from involving in the pleasantries..

If done so with all sincerity,


SURE, THE HIGHEST WORSHIP IS OFFERED TO YOUR DIETY!"

Keyword: WORSHIP
 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

NO DOUBT ALL THOSE YEARS, I MYSELF FORGOT THAT JOYOUS CLAPPING WITHIN!


“When you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it - clap your hands!” 

I might have taught the Little One that rhyme myself reciting it aloud along with a firm clapping and

The Little Boy seeing me doing that might have repeated the same out of a natural happiness within..

But when I looked at myself, it appeared crystal clear that I was not truly blessed with such happiness the Little One possessed as my endless worries constantly were seen eating me out.. 

Right at that moment, my consciousness smiled and said,

"What can I say here, dear? The craze for wealth and following a wrong discipline made you really blind to see what is good for you in your life!"

I shot back,

"How can you say that? I'm just in the same path equal number of people followed for centuries and I strongly believe that the money with me can sure give me whatever I need!"
  • "That's what exactly the greedy Midas too thought about his gold and 
You know what he lost finally. Money is not everything, dear!"

"Come on.. Without these extras, this life is really meaningless. Shouldn't think too much here!"

  • "That's where the greedy rich man too got as his answer when he thought of taking gold and cash with him at the time of leaving the earth..
'No way, dear! The metal melts and the papers burn!'"

"See, how things around me move and glow? What's the use of all those so called great talks in life except starving myself everywhere with limited finances?"

  • "Yes, dear.. That's exactly, where the miser got his answer when his huge stored monies in the backyard were stolen on a day..
'No problem, friend! Just keep a stone there and that sure helps you in the same way!'"

"---------"

"Remember dear,

  • You may happily be quoting today that money is everything but the moment you start searching for love in it's list, you sure find it a mirage..
  • Money may speak a lot but the 'man in picture' speaks much better. When that man is simply forgotten and a fortress of safety is built around you with your money, it sure turns into a prison of agony alone in the end..
  • Know yourself, dear.. God created man, man created money and money invariably created evil and the association of money and that evil is well known from the times immemorial..
  • No doubt, money frees but in limited way only as beyond money sure chains. And here, it's just your wish that turns the plate and none else are behind that..
  • A craving for and a wrong use of this one entity called money surely leaves one with a single choice between the 'Devil and Deep Sea' alone!
Instead, 

Beyond the decent finances earned and saved, the discharge of family responsibilities to core alone brings true joys of life in you.. 

All along sticking to such a discipline finally,

A sincere Prayer offered God at your heart, takes out the left out emptiness in you whenever you happen to look at 

The 'Eternal Fear of the Unknown'