Sunday, September 23, 2018

  • “What happened to that equipment you purchased last year? I'm not seeing it in your house!” 
Asked the man of many assets when he visited his friend of normal living..
  • "I just disposed off the piece as scrap as I don't need it any more!” 
Said the friend in a calm tone..
  • “What dear, you bought it only last year and without using it fully, you scrapped it? You simply wasted your money. You know, a similar set I too disposed off yesterday. But only after making use of the whole of it for the last 3 years nothing less. That’s how, you should utilize each and every asset of yours.. 
  • See, money doesn't grow on trees and my wealth with me today is because of this discipline alone. And that discipline alone made me buy my brand new car today!”
Said the man with a proud feeling distinctly seen on his face as he unlocked his car by pressing the unlock button on the car key bunch with him. The friend smiled and soon bid bye to him..

A day later, at the huge scrap area, 2 active rag pickers picked up 2 pieces of the equipment from one corner. Both with difficulty opened them in their own innovative ways..
  • “Ah! This one, I got intact apart from this hair clip I got by the side. Leave the clip, our man sure gives me Rs 100 for this one intact apart from 10 Rs for the cover. A good man had left this for me!”
Exclaimed one with an expression of explicit joy seen on his face..
  • “I got this colored paper cup, these 2 funny crumbled papers and this dented cover. The cover gets me only Rs 5. So less for so much struggle!”
Said the other with a sad expression on his face. In no time, the first one cheered him up saying,
  • “Don’t worry, dear! Luck may favor you tomorrow. Come, I'll treat you with full cup of chai today in place of our usual 50-50 shared. Okay?"
Instantly, the two boys happily moved towards their Tea Place seen in distance..

There was a Message from Above..
  • ‘Nothing comes with you when you leave the world. Knowing this well, why don't you just live a life of optimum utilization including what you pass on to your kith and kin and beyond, 
Share with the next man at every instance?'

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend,

an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Keywords: share, next, man


What I heard in my childhood..

*** Once 3 sculptors were asked on how they felt about their work.. The 1st one said,

  • “What else is there to feel other than continuously chipping out this stone!” 
The 2nd one replied with a smile,
  • “Yeah! Am bringing out a beautiful angel out of this stone!” 
The 3rd famous sculptor burst out with an awe on his face,
  • "Don't you see an angel imprisoned in this stone? I'm just freeing her out!” 
That's how one's inspiration in life truly speaks with
  • The 1st one here, having almost zero inspiration in the work he was doing ever seeing the work in front as a burden,
  • The 2nd one no doubt having certain inspiration in him to bring out the best but still not lost to his job in the process and
  • The 3rd one with an overflowing inspiration endlessly at the back of a single thought of doing only the job in front and nothing else of his self involvement! 
*** Sage Narada ever living with the thought of only His Lord, once asked Lord Krishna at a Sea shore,
  • "What is the power of illusion in this world?" 
The Lord smiled and said,
  • “I will tell you. I am thirsty presently. Can you fetch me some water from one of the houses seen in distance?”
The Sage immediately went to the near by colony to fetch the water. An attraction in the area instantly held Him, further one involvement led to the other and soon He was permanently into circles of activities around Him..

Soon when the ‘down' followed in his mission, He felt utterly helpless and miserable.. At that point of time, a kind hand touched Him and as He looked up, Lord Krishna was seen smiling saying softly,

  • "Dear! Where is the water?” 
*** The world famous scientist looked at his pet with never lessening love who overturned the lamp and burnt out his research papers on the table, smiled and just saying,
  • "Oh, dear! What have you done?" 
Cleaned up the mess and further continued regenerating his lost work without a single sigh or remorse feeling!

That's how the inspiration in the world moves on invariably dampened by

The prime needs of life of the individual and
The attractions around him/her

All along

Hard work,
Involved approach,
Practice and
Remaining part of that Investigation.. Seen thus..
True Inspiration working in the world is a fact but
The survival forces and the enchanting entities around
Constantly dampen that spirit to come out freely and thus
Man is eternally chained many times..

No despair,
None is less here,
Every individual is charged forever internally
Well in excess and
Truly in abundance
By the Grace of
The Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient One
As man takes birth on the earth to find out
The Ultimate.. 

In that long journey, 
Finding the lesser is never a problem for the man at the back of 
The Original Inspiration 
Which no doubt comprises of 
The eternal questioning in the individual thru' 
'Why, Where, What, When, Which, Who and How' 
All along!
The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt What is inspiration? How different is it from hard-work, focus, involved approach, practice, and research? #Inspiration


Friday, September 21, 2018


To a stranger on road on the smallest help received.. 

  • 'Oh! Many many thanks for the biggest help you had given me at this point of time. You are simply great and I can never find a person like you in my life who'll extend such help. God Bless you!’
To a distant friend on a small help received..
  • 'I'm very grateful to you dear, for the help you extended to me at this point of time. Don’t forget to call me when you come this side. Thanks a lot and best wishes!' 
To the neighbor on certain help received..
  • 'Thanks for the help given. You've done the required in time and came to our rescue.. Nice of you!'
To a distant relative on a big help received..
  • 'I wanted this activity to be taken up and done by you and you did it.. I'm happy!'
To a close friend on a bigger help received..
  • 'My dear! I was in real soup and I badly needed your help. Anyway I know, you'll do it whether I ask for it or not.. At what stage is the matter?’
To a close relative on the biggest help received..
  • 'Yeah! You've done part of my job which I wanted to finish at this point of time. One minute.. Can you spend a little more time here and see that all these issues are brought to a line?"
To the grown up son of 20s on a very important in-house work completed..
  • ‘Wait.. For the whole day, you've done only this much? You should have equally completed the other job also in this time. I expect you not to repeat this.. Take care!' 
Keyword: HEART

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


3 youths got appointed to a particular posting in an organization. An elderly well-wisher of deep wisdom wished them on the day of their joining and said, 

'Work smart and be creative,
Play cool and manage well and
Lead everywhere and thus flourish!'”

A few years passed and in that time,

One of them..

  • Resigned from the job or so to say was made to resign, 
  • Took up another but was not happy there too and 
  • Continued thus with no solution to his problem.. 
The second..
  • Remained in the job with no encouragement for growth, 
  • Slogged endlessly blaming the fate all along and
  • Continued thus with no solution to his problem.. 
The third..
  • Did well in short time with a new assignment on hand, 
  • Got a fast promotion along with a higher a responsibility attached and 
  • Continued thus ever remaining in the good books of the Bosses! 
A close friend to the well-wisher on a day, asked him the reason for that to happen varied as the original advice from the well-wisher was unique and crystal clear. The well-wisher smiled and said,

“Yes! It was unique and easily understandable but deep in their hearts, the interpretations of the 3 young men were totally different..

The 1st one took the message as..

  • 'Never yield easily and be doing in your own style,
  • Smile and shield yourself as much and 
  • Take advance care and doubt all along!'
And the consequences followed soon..

Here, the Right Learning takes it's own time for the young man and none knows when it would happen..

The 2nd one took the message as..

  • 'Be obedient and never show up, 
  • Stop fighting and remain cool and 
  • keep a smile and let the trivial issues go off the mind!'
And thus ultimately ended up low..

Here too, the Right Learning takes it's own time for the young man and none knows when it would happen..

The 3rd one interpreted the message as..
  • 'Be obedient yielding beyond never and thus do max 
  • Fight where required keeping off where not and thus struggle and 
  • Remain strict keeping overall smile and thus grow!'
And the Right Learning was instantaneously with him!”

The elderly concluded,

“Life in front of all many times, is more or less reasonably supportive. It's we that
  • Interpret it differently,
  • React differently and 
  • Make our life happy or miserable.. 
Here, the one who all along lives on the lines of Truth alone will ultimately come out with the real victory!”


Monday, September 17, 2018


He was in his early 40s..

  • "My experience appears highly valuable. Great.. I quickly acquired the best potential in my job market!"
Were his the then thoughts with 

Pride making a small entry therein..

Ten years passed, he was in his early 50s..

  • "My position in the company is unique. I've a great responsibility here. Let me be authoritative everywhere!"
Were his the then thoughts with 

Power started corrupting the personality..

A couple of years, he was in his late 50s..

  • "I get paid the best in my company. The salary, bonuses and perks together come to... My counterparts are nowhere near to this figure!"
Were his the then thoughts with 

Pay touching a new high!

It was an year to retirement at 62..

  • “Sir! If you help out a bit....”
Was the then demanding request and soon he got orders to continue till 65 with

The Power, Pride and Pay remaining intact!

It was 6 months to 65..

  • “Sir! I'm ready to work as Consultant and if you…."
Was the then meek request and soon he got orders as 'Adviser on Board' till 67 with

The Pride and Pay retained but the Power taken out 100%!

It was 3 months to 67..

  • “Sir! I heard that our Company can retain a Consultant up to.... I'm OK if you can....”
Were the then pleading words and he got extension for 1 yr with

The Pride and Pay got halved!

It was the D-day reaching 68. No escape.. He had to come out from the employment arena totally with

The halved Pride and Pay zeroing forever!

That evening with no great energy to think of anything new, he felt desperate for a while and soon rang up to 4 of his friends who retired along with him but could not be contacted later. One by one replied..

  • “.... After my Exit, I worked 2 yrs as consultant but quit that and started interacting with my larger family with kids in a more interesting way. That truly leaves me today fully contented 
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!"

  • “.... After my Exit, I worked one year as Advisor but as I was very much charged to take up a voluntary service, I left it and started working for the cause of helping out people in distress. That truly leaves me today fully contented
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!"
  • “.... After my Exit, I hardly worked for 6 months helping out my ex-boss but as I had a great interest to visit different places of religious importance soon, I left the job and started visiting places of Worship and Devotional Importance. That truly leaves me today fully contented 
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!"
  • “.... After my Exit, as I was very much charged to continue doing the best in my profession, in a short time, I started a sort of research and teaching in that direction. That truly leaves me today fully contented
Having spent well the best part of my retirement life!" 
All concluded their enquiries in a unique way thus..
  • "I tried calling you a few times after our retirement. There was no response from you and I thought you were busy with the consultancy job you've taken up with our company. Are you still in the job? How's life otherwise and 
What things keep you interesting these days?”

keyword: Retirement

Saturday, September 15, 2018


For a while, I was convinced that

  • Performing elaborate Pujas..
  • Reading Sacred Books..
  • Singing Devotional Songs..
  • Practicing Pranayama..
  • Getting into deep Meditations..
  • Joining Satsangh..
  • Going on Pilgrimages far and wide..
  • Visiting Monasteries and listening to the speeches of Great Personalities..

Soon I adapted that discipline in total and started living increasing it's pace day by day..

In no time, 3 masked men started saluting me everywhere slowly pushing me become


Fortunately that day, as I casually looked thru' my window out in the early morning hrs readying myself go ahead with my elaborate Spiritual Program for the day,

I noticed the small vendor on the roadside unfolding his belongings for the day's work suddenly leaving his work in the middle and helping the man next thru' tying a few ropes for his set-up. Thru' that Noble Action, He was seen hitting at my firmly layered ignorance which made me forget all those days the fact that..

One is far, far away from Spiritual Life as long as one is not ready to share with the next man whatever rest he/she may do in that line!

Instantly I noticed a strong determination in me. By that time, the man returned and started setting up his stall. The 3 masked men Viz.,

  • PRIDE,
  • RIGIDITY and
By my side got surprised with my sudden decision and started staring at me.. No doubt..

They were looking, but I didn't care. I ran to him anyway,

And instantly joined in the 

Sacred Task of Helping out 

My next man in his work. To my great surprise right at that moment, I was filled with an 

Unknown Peace within 

as I regained 

My Humility back 

Which slipped away all those days without my notice giving place to the 3 masked men and that alone finally established me in 

True Spirituality!

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend,

an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’


Thursday, September 13, 2018


The Manager of no great experience thought..
  • "These people are not much helpful. If I instruct them in a softer tone, it doesn't work. It appears, they need some pressure on them. Straight away they don't listen. And things can't go on like this forever. I need to an put end this. Advising here is no use. They say..
'Fear is the the key!'

Let me rule thru' my authority.. There's no way in front of me other than this!"

The Manger of few years of experience thought..

  • "The people are same everywhere. They don't change much because I wish so. It is I that should see this and turn them nicely towards my work. There's no point in grumbling and blaming them and thus waste time. Any punishments bring only short time changes and people will be damage oriented forever. It is said..
'A cat in gloves catches no mice!'

The mantra is.. Promise good monies, create competition among them and thus make them work at their best!"

The Manager of many years of experience thought..

"Each man has a particular skill and certain capabilities. I should create interest in them, turn towards my work and thus make them productive. Lots of convincing, educating and imparting timely trainings alone will help here. The proverb goes..

'Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors!'

Let me plan a rigorous training program for my people, help them grow in their profession and get the best out of them!"

The Manager of wisdom thought..
  • "I may be a Manager here but we work as a team and I have the responsibility of motivating my team members so that they feel responsible for their portion of jobs and do them with interest and dedication. Let me go beyond here, sincerely do my portion of work and set an example. It's ever stressed..
'Practice before you preach!'

Then alone everything really works!"

The Manager of certain deep intuition thought..

"All people are basically good. In fact, they are sincerely trying to do their jobs well. I am only interfering with them and call it my living. In that context alone, I am a Manger here and I need to discharge these responsibilities at work with full dedication. Let me be truly strict to my role there but beyond, let me remember the Great Saying..

'Sarve jana sukhino bhavantu!'

And let me divert some of my energies for the betterment of my group without an expectation in return and thus be in communication with the Greater Task with me in parallel!"