Friday, May 30, 2014

Incomplete Work....


Incomplete Work is a true pain in life.... And no one can escape from this Incomplete Work in their life; it chases forever!

But the greatest solace is..... We have a Good Remedy here to truly help us out.... Meaning.... This Incomplete Work can always be given back to get rid of the pain.... Anyhow, it has to be given back necessarily one time or the other.... The earlier better....

And the damage done till this Work is not given back is also to be paid back …. It means.... Both have to be given back and further ever to be remembered that this cost of paying back for the damage done increases with delay.... It is the simple Mathematics....

This paying back for the damage is nothing but completing the very Work of mine through a sincere Repentance and a Service Attitude.... In the process the back lash if any, is to be borne silently till the effect of damage is completely nullified simultaneously all the time attending to my Work…. This is the so called 'DUTY' in our life.... If thus completely done alone one is freed in life! It is again the Principle of Pure Mathematics!

May be, I have to return a lot here and I don't know that.... Why not start repaying from today? Don’t we love our Freedom and Peace? So, the next time when I am propelled by force of enjoyment, let me pause and think for a while….Am I leaving the so called 'Daily Duties' and getting into other activities?

These 'Daily Works' that are there with me include....

  • Taking care of my health, safety, living  through my 'Basic Work' and reasonably Expressing myself what I wish to be in this life out of my own freedom, 
  • Doing the required activities towards others where knowingly or unknowingly I made a Pledge to take care and 
  • Voluntarily giving away myself for a certain minimum time to the Welfare of others around me, that minimum time being purely out of my choice but never made zero....
And here myself going round any Enjoyment in life is really justified only with the left out time, money and energy with me whatever when my above Duties are truly completed!

Musings....



  • Small pressures seemingly justified and thus built up through a chain, ultimately lead to a major exploitation.... 
  • In developing countries, the rich cannot enter the houses of poor merely on account of the size differences.... 
  • All the Social Security Schemes should have a catch to drive a person towards work in the earliest time.... Nature never supports forever taking without equal giving back.... 
  • The funny thing in life is that I need not be afraid of talking on my Expertise.... Most of the times, the listener would be either not an Expert in my field or in case is an Expert, will sure be part of my Group only wherein I would invariably be supported as birds of the same feather have to flock together.... 
  • The increasing gap between the Capitalist Rule and the Socialist Rule can invariably be defined through increased corruption.... The opposite way, it is ever through more and more laziness....  
  • Whenever a person gets Power or Position in life, he should be extra careful in being honest as some of his wrong doings through force of habit which will have sizable effect on the Administration are likely to be covered up without his knowledge.... 
  • The language of the Wise is forever limited.... 
  • If a man says one thing for ever he is a Leader, if he says one thing in the right time or the right place he is the Manager, if he says one thing in the wrong time or in the wrong place he is Stupid and if he says one thing here and one thing there he is sure a Politician.... 
  • All the Environmental changes done by man till date have given me the certain life of today of which I am sure a part and parcel.... Any protest from my side on the Environmental Protection no doubt is highly welcome provided I am equally ready to change my this very 'Base' from which I do the protest.... 
  • In democracy, human expression however mean it may appear to be, however hurting it may be and however questioning it may look like is to be freely allowed to the root level unless it is aimed at damaging one physically....

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It is very much Possible!


As we live through, we need to primarily interact in three walks of life continuously.... They are the Work life, the Family life and the Social life....

In these three walks of life there is essentially an Opponent i.e., a person who is ready to oppose us and there is no exception to this at any time in our life.... 
  • At Work, he / she is the Boss, the Colleague, the Subordinate or the Customer....
  • With family he /she is the Spouse, the Grown Up or the Other dependent....
  • Outside Social Life, he / she is the Relation, the Neighbor, the Friend, the Shopman or the Stranger on road....
Here, the 'Greatness' of me forever lies in start listening to this Opponent a bit more sincerely, that’s all!  And that sincere listening involves basically looking at him / her and feeling in the heart, ‘Can I accommodate him / her a little more than what the Rule says here?’  If I can truly catch this point, wonders will sure be done in the field in time as this is considered to be the entire 'Gist of Living!'  If I do thus, Peace in no time takes a front seat and fear / worry / tension in variably go back!

Should I miss this 'Golden Opportunity' with me in my life?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Here "Constant 'Checks' alone streamline the 'Issues' in front!


A King had a Great Idea….

“I’ll really take the best care of my people by implementing the following Rule….

All items sold in the Market will be classified as Essentials and Nonessentials… The Essentials will be taxed at 0% when people buy the same….The Non essentials will be further classified as the Interesting Items / Services, Fascinating Items / Services and Enchanting Items / Services…. These will be taxed at 20%, 40 %, and 60% successively when the purchase is made….

With this System, people will try to limit their purchases to the essentials mostly and those who can afford may go for the Interesting and a few rich alone go for the Fascinating Ones…. Rarely people go for the Enchaining Ones as they have to pay A heavy tax in buying or using the Items / Services…. This on an average, will take care of everything and people will be constrained to be within their limits as their monies do not permit beyond except for a few careless ones…. It is going to be really a great Plan!”

No doubt it was a Great Plan provided implemented well…. The wise Minister expressed the same doubt but the King brushed him aside saying that he was too pessimistic…..

Days went by…. But, the life never moved in the way King expected and there were many problems with people…. Financial, health and disciplinary….

The King wondered all along and finally sought the advice of the Minister asking him to find out what would have gone wrong….

The Minister made a quick enquiry, came out with details and said…. “Your Highness!  No doubt Your Majesties' Plan was Great but  actually it so happened that the 60% tax looked much attractive for the Rule Implementors and in order to retain its in flow, a few unscrupulous Court Officials colluded with the Big wigs in the field and thus worked indirectly for the promotion of the Enchanted items / Services instead of educating the people on not going for the same.... In time, a new Culture had set in all round and slowly more and more people were into that.... And in order to get the extra monies, people started going for loans which were offered at the click of the button which too was part of the Evil Plans and in the process their precious Assets silently started vanishing.... All this soon started working on health and further earnings of the masses in their precious active life…Thus Your Highness’s the Best Plan never worked and people are suffering in pain!”

The King at once understood that going for extremes in Rule making and closing the doors will really not work…. Instead, let the Rules be in the ranges of living and all percentages be within the affordability of living but spend the thus available resources alone more on educating the people constantly on doing 'good!' 

Friday, May 23, 2014

A 'Democratic Governing' alone can bring the 'Change!'


It is a fact that in Democratic Ruling, whenever a deficiency comes up or continue to exist in a certain Group of people, vested interests always surround the Group with all promises and plans to set right the deficiency.... In this process various Programs will be brought out with rigid time bound targets.... Naturally people will be excited and an emotional wave soon follows.... But all this will never bring in the required change instantly and if it happens it is a miracle only.... Truly speaking, an honest person behind a simple Program only will bring the real change... Rest may be simply in the game of passing the buck and gaining the intermediate.... 

But equally too, we cannot keep quiet for the honest person to surface as that day never comes up so easily in our life time as one hundred percent honesty is a rare entity to be found in this world.... Meanwhile, time never waits and something has to be done too to alleviate exploitation and suffering.... The only effective tool here is  keeping a constant vigil.... Thus, accepting the Programs should go on as usual but keeping a vigil on the progress is a must.... Here, everyone who is a beneficiary in the Program should always be ready to raise a voice for any injustice done in the implementation.... Sometimes these protests will be indirectly silenced by the powerful involved.... But that is the only way in front and  therefore all Programs should ever be dynamic both from implementation and follow up point of view.... 

In the process some good will be done; equally some damage too but ultimately life moves towards betterment only as being static is no solution for the problems and a dynamic state alone can help there but when and how is always a question to be answered with time.... Here ultimately, the damage and the effort involved in questioning are the costs one has to pay to accrue the good! But no problem as nothing comes free in this world and even the mother gives milk only when the baby cries!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Child Care....


  • A child responds to love alone and nothing less…. And this love again is nothing but paying attention towards the child.… The joke goes.... The bachelor who wrote books on child care and often gave unending speeches had to taper off those activities and finally had to wind up when he got married and had successively four children.... 
  • No rational behavior is expected from a child..... Here as the ancient story says.... Even a King failed when challenged as the Little one straight away asked him put the elephant in the pot procured by the King in no time....The child is thus forever unrealistic but the mother alone believes that as true; so the child gets the right answer from the mother…. If the child wants moon, the mother says with one hundred percent surety that she will get it for her child…. Because of this alone, the child develops one hundred percent confidence in her….
  • Most of the times, the mother alone gives the personality to her child…. The first school of the child is lap of the mother…. She teaches the child what no one can teach on this earth…. The maximum personality is formed at this age…. Without mothers, we often grow up a violent and insecure individuals in our society....
  • Child care is a 24 hrs task which cannot be stopped any time…. It is said that the child's other activity and mother's eating time are the same…. That much attention is required while bringing up a child….
  • The child believes and observes…. Here, the child never forgets even a small response from others; it is very much stored and works to perfection…. The famous joke says when a small child was calling a big ship on to the shore and the ship turned and started coming towards the shore at the astonishment of those on the shore.... the child exclaimed, "The Captain is my father!"
  • A child never expects pity from others; instead no attention for a while is better…. Further, a child expects continuous attention from one individual; never wants attention daily from different individuals….
  • A child expects no help in all issues where no danger is sensed; instead he / she explores the issues in front….
  • Play for child is true development; targets shun the personality….
  • Disciplining the child really takes no where; If parent is disciplined that does everything….
  • The child is truly innocent…. Even a rowdy sheeter fuming all the while, forgets himself when a child smiles at him….
  • Child care beyond health and safety involves instilling confidence in the mind…. The child learns max in the early years of childhood, beyond that it is mostly repeating and copying activities only….
  • Finally to say.... As we sow, we reap!  If I teach my child to be honest, tomorrow when he / she grows up as an individual he / she surely shows back this trait in taking care of me and at large the society…. Of course, teaching will not work unless I am honest to the core and do all my activities accordingly only…. 

Perils of excess Enjoyments....


Two friends visited a distant Town on their Office Duty for a week....

On the first day after their work, one decided to go out to the nearby busy Market Area to spend his evening and the other preferred to stay back....

The first one returned late in the night very happily and declared, "It's number one Place to enjoy one's life! You missed the best part of your evening!" The other just smiled and kept quiet.....

"I am very much refreshed after today's Visit.... I feel for your absence there!" was the second day's comment from the same friend in the night with an expanded feeling.... The other was again silent....

"It was too good a day.... I really pity you!" were the words from him on third day night.... As usual his friend was calm....

On the fourth day.... "I am happy.... How was your evening?" were the enquiries from him when he returned and in return there was a smile from his friend....

The fifth day night was silent all the while after the return.... None spoke to each other....

The sixth day was the last day of their stay in the Town....

As usual, the first one who went out in the evening quickly came back with bruises all over his body and cried aloud in pain, "Damn this Town! This Place is too bad!"

To a query, he replied that there was a scuffle in the area that evening and as he was close to the same, he too got some beating in the process....

To a question from him on how his friend spent all the evenings, the second one replied with a smile, “All these days, I never forgot our main purpose of visit to this place and so in the evenings when you went out, I was simply spending my time with whatever was around here closer to me and thus relaxed myself all along.... During that time, I just used to hear only a general bustle of the busy Market Area, but the details are never known to me.... That way as I never actively involved therein, there is no disturbance of peace in me till date.... If anything I could have learnt and become better by involving in your type of activity, I would have been the first one to make use of it.... But I knew very well that there would be nothing I could learn there and beyond that that involvement only would disturb my preparedness for the next day's active work!”

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A True Working Personality....


When the Great Man protesting for a Cause was arrested, subsequently acquitted of innocence and released, He refused to leave the Premises saying, "Here the original purpose of my Protest is never met.... What is the use of being out of this Place just because you decided to do so?"

When a man firms up and decides to be all into any Activity, that's the Spirit that works in him / her and the same does wonders around.... Here, the Work Environment too is no exception....

The Saying goes…. It is not the General Manger’s Post that brings dignity to a person; it is the person that brings dignity to a General Manager Post....

A 'True Working Personality' alone can keep up that dignity.... And that sure I am when I forever become conscious of.....

###  The Designation of the Post given to me at Work Spot….

The Designation speaks of a Responsibility am I am supposed to discharge that responsibility at my work.... I should do total justice to this requirement....If at any time, I am questioned on my Authority, I should answer through my Designation alone…. Like a Workman basically has to work, a Manger has to manage, a Supervisor has to supervise, a General Manager has to do overall management, a Designer has to design, an Advisor has to advise etc....

###  The Contract of Employment....

The Contract Rules clearly notify the Employer’s liability, terms and conditions of all the Payments, Performance at Work, Working hrs, Holidays, Leave and Overtime Rules and other General Welfare Measures.... The knowledge of the same is essential for smooth flow of work at any time....

###  The timely promotions, change of jobs in the right time, putting up additional qualifications and undergoing necessary Vocational Trainings during the Employment Tenure....

The Employer through a Promotion is conveying or certifying to the world that I am a capable personality at work in respect of the Promotional Designation given to me.... It is a feather in the cap and never should I miss it when it is due.... Higher qualification on the job is sure an asset here where as the present qualification may limit the growth.... If finances permit, it's better I catch up one such qualification in my tenure.... Continuous up-gradation of work skills / Managerial Capabilities is a must at work as a blunt knife does not cut for long and needs sharpening in between....

### The right decisions on transfers, outside Postings, temporary duties, On-site duties etc that would be offered during the Employment Period....

These are the opportunities given to me to learn at a faster rate a lot in my work area and sometimes learning new things which otherwise may never happen and I should never miss the same at my work....

###  Disciplining myself on the very right attitude towards work....

A joke heard in this context….

A tall building was rented out to the Offices of a Company and the Fire Officials conducted a mock drill to see that all people could vacate the premises in time as per the norms of Fire Dept.... It so happened that the same evening as the close of Shift alarm went out at 5 PM, the same people vacated the Premises in much lesser time!

Let me look at myself on this attitude.... In the long run, all my Employers sure brand me as not devoted to work and my home gets no benefit as the Family Members would have relaxed more as I was easily available for them.... Thus ultimately, I do no good any where.... Why not I straighten myself a little?

These 'Five Entities' together alone make me a full a 'Full Man' at work! 

Difference of Opinion....


A young man married a girl but from the beginning of the marriage, he found that his wife had never approved what he had proposed or done.... She used to propose her own ways of doing and thus living the life.... He wanted to be straight forward, call ‘a spade a spade’ and thus express himself leading a simple life..... He never liked show off and living in luxury..... And he loved his freedom and wanted to do something special in life..... But after marriage, he felt that he was chained and was unable to do what he liked with his spouse's concurrence.... He was totally unhappy thus....

During one of those days, he happened to meet a distant elderly Relative who was all the time considered to be learned and lovable.... All people known to him had a deep faith in him as a man who would be a friend to them in distress.... The gentleman earned that popularity through his good deeds and timely help.... Moreover, he was totally clear in his actions and thus many used to look for his advice....

The young man could easily explain to the elderly Relative his problem and after narrating the same, he sincerely expected from him an answer on how to put up with the issue and be happy in life....

The elderly Relative gave a patient hearing, paused, subsequently patted the young man and said, “My dear, it is crystal clear from what you have told me that you and your wife have the difference of opinion.... May be she is wrong from your point of view and I too may agree at this point of time that what you say may be more correct.... But here having opened up the subject, I would like to ask you one simple question.... 


A Saint always believes in the Truth, “Brahma Satyaṃ jagat mithyā” meaning 'God is all; this earthly life is Nul!'  How much at this instance, we both can understand this one hundred percent, subsequently say ‘OK’ to it and start living our life in that way?  In case we do that way, it surely becomes an artificial life for both of us.... And we always feel that our level of understanding the life is the right.... Do you mean to say that the Great Men of the Earth said a wrong thing?  Those Great Men themselves never interfered with our lives and in fact, they all the time helped us to lead our own lives in a better way....

This way seen, what your wife says is correct for her and further she sincerely believes the same.... She is thus expressing herself in a natural way and she can never copy you here.... As long as she is leading a life within the limits of law and is following all safety norms there most of which are generally overlapped with legal responsibilities, she is not under any obligation to listen to some one and mould herself except as per her own wish and will.... 

Here, as a man of better understanding, you should start taking care of her in all as per your bounden duties known to you, make her happy and in turn you be happy.... Leaving this Sacred Duty, you should never think of your own way of doing things not bothering for her, even if you claim simplicity in your way of life!"

While departing, the elderly smiled and quipped, "In fact, the 'Real Simplicity' here truly lies in such actions alone where in you stop bothering for your requirements and look for your spouse's needs as they are without asking for a modification there!" 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The 'Slide down'.... Am I really Great?


“I own everything.... I am the King here!  None can question me!”  was the repeated proclamation of a man at thirties....

The Pride in him ruled in total…. The Path was crystal clear in front....


Years rolled by….

“These people are frequently questioning me..... I’ll straighten them in no time…. They don't know my Power” was the firm decision of the same man when he touched his forties….

The Confidence in him was still intact…. And the Path was all green....

Some more years passed….

“No one listens to me so easily..... Better I protect what is in front immediately…. Let me work in that direction....” was the feeling of the man who was fifty years by then….

The confusion in him prevailed…. The Path in front was hazy.... 

Time never waits....

“It seems.... I do not have  much choice here.... It is better I accept what is in front and live through the same to have least conflict but still continue with my own!” was the thinking in him at sixty....

The adjustment  in him started working.... The Path in front was shaky.....

The ultimate count down began....

"I don't understand 'What is What' here and it is better the young alone take care everywhere.... I will be totally off from all these works from now onwards and thus pull through my left out life...." was the understanding with him at seventy.... 

An attitude of 'Smile and Leave' finally embraced him!

A dose of 'Laughter!'


###  A man was explaining how even an idiot too would improve and perform better through an interaction with him....

“See, when such an individual interacts with me in the first instance, I can divert him from arguing with me and you know, this will straight away do the maximum good in the situation.... Subsequently, I'll make him listen to me and at this instance I am sure, he will start behaving almost like a normal man…. And the remaining improvement will definitely come in him, if I can make him agree with me which of course, is really a difficult job but I can definitely do it and I have no doubt in this....

Do you know what will happen in this scenario if such an individual at any time goes home and recapitulates on what all I had said to him during the interaction?” he asked the enthusiastic listeners with a broad smile on his face as he was sure of a positive answer in that regard....

“Very simple, Sir! Doubtless, what all would have happened and been done by the man in your presence will be undone in no time!” was an instant reply....

###  A man was of the opinion that when an Administrative System works perfect around him, the 'Help' very much needed would come in no time.... And there, he strongly believed and often used express too the same thing….

Once he was on a long journey with his family and children and was not much prepared himself for any eventuality as he strongly believed in the instant 'Help' available around.... And it happened too as suddenly his vehicle broke down on the way.... It was a deserted area with no facilities seen around.... The weather was cold and it was raining continuously.... No doubt, his family needed immediate comfort and attention.... At once, he requested for the very 'Help' which he relied upon so much.... The 'Help' no doubt was there in time, made a note of the suffering and the man was straight away asked the question, “How is that you had not come properly prepared for this type of eventuality in a travel with family and children?”

###  The Elderly hitherto Non-believers will instantly develop one hundred percent Faith in God when they see some of their Young Dear Ones following certain Safety Rules....

###  They were on a Holiday Tour to the most Exotic Place on the Earth....

"Oh! My! That place looks really fantastic.... Looks too good to me.... We must go there.... That very green fields spread out over a huge area with the Sun light falling at an angle over the same with the back drop of........ Let's go there and we should not miss it...." exclaimed a Member....

No doubt, they were there in an hr time....

"My God! What a greenery around!  This Place is so nice.... I love the Scenery around....The View from here is too good.... See, that landscape at distance.... With so many bushy bushy green trees and a Stream of waters in between with the back ground of the Majestic hills touching the skies.... Looks still more beautiful.... It appears it is another destination for us.... Can we go there too if possible? Anyhow, I should not miss the best of this Tour...."

"We were at that Place only an hr ago before coming here!" replied the Senior Member....

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Neither 'Total Enjoyment' nor 'Practicing Renunciation' is the Way!


“Master! I have a doubt.... I am presently leading a particular life and that is highly interesting to me.... I am happy with what all is presently with me and what is coming up in my life.... But our Philosophy says that everything is impermanent here, enjoyments are short lived, and pain can surface at anytime.... Thus we are asked to be moderate in everything everywhere.... I beg to differ here as I strongly feel that if such a thing really happens let it happen, I will get up, recover and once again start my life afresh.... For this, why should I presently cut down on my enjoyments and thus be living a small life in the name of taking care of myself? Kindly clarify to me on these aspects...."

“My dear!  In life, it is a fact that what all one says in own favor at any time, he / she will be anyhow doing whether asked to do or not.... It is again the fact too that when something goes wrong a little bit serious, the person connected there would be in no position to face the magnitude of its impact which can never be imagined before the wrong happens.... There is no way of freeing oneself from this inevitable doing and exposing to the risk as the ignorance in life forces the man forever in this direction alone!

The task of being freed from this ignorance is not one’s immediate aim in life even though that is an aim in a corner of one's life.... The immediate task for a normal personality is start leading the life in a balanced way listening to the inherent tendencies of him / her at the same time not yielding to everything of that and thus move on..... 


In this context, depending on the level of individual’s Elevation, our Sacred Books have recommended certain duties to be done all through our lives.... We should be sincerely doing these Sacred Works along with limited enjoyments and in the process if pain strikes in between, bearing the same patiently and thus sailing through is the only way with us.... That way alone our day should go on this Earth along with a sincere Prayer to the Almighty for Overall Take Care as He is the Ultimate Doer everywhere!  This is the right discipline for any individual here rather than recklessly getting into various enjoyments with an expanded feeling when the next moment itself is unsure or trying to copy Renunciation when the inside volcano is practically simmering in front!”

Saturday, May 17, 2014

NO DOUBT NO PAINS  ARE SURE NO GAINS AND

“I always feel for the condition of the less privileged.. We have to do something for them.. They work hard but get less payment.. That’s why I decided whenever I employ someone or hire someone’s services who invariably have less finances with them, to be liberal in their remuneration for the work they do and give additional tips everywhere.. This way, at least I contribute something for their cause!” said a man with all his emotion towards the plight of the poorer communities around..

“I do not agree to this.. The economics of work and pay are always harsh and monies are never available in excess and paid liberally else where.. I get more because I struggled for that through my education and I must have been be gifted with certain skills.. These alone determine the pay I receive.. Small earners are put to hardship because either they have lesser skills or their skills do not have higher demand.. That’s all! You cannot change this equation in the world!” thus replied his friend with all firmness on the subject of discussion..

A well-wisher to both of them who was all the while listening to their conversation, intervened and said, “My dear! You both have said certain facts but did not speak fully on the subject.. The less privileged earn less and compensating them through excess money is not a permanent solution and that way monies are never available in plenty with us.. But rightly said, they have to be taken care.. So I am neither harsh here nor I sympathize them.. The right way is.. Let the man do his / her work honestly known to him/her and let him/her receive only that much as per the market demand and supply around.. It is truly a sacred money with him / her.. Since such people have fewer resources to fend themselves and their families in other aspects where in their true development lies, let me put a question to myself, ‘Can I help these people in their growth and development indirectly?’ This, I can do by making them access certain welfare facilities available for them through a service or contribution at large and educating them more on their rights and privileges available around.. That’s the best activity I should do and that way I would be truly serving the community and helping them..”

While departing the elderly quipped, 


“Remember! Easy money concept is bad and the idea that I live for myself is equally bad.. Living away from both is the true safety in life and I should ultimately do that at any cost!”

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Sanctity of a 'True Friendly Welcome'....


A gentleman of mid forties had been strongly advised to follow the strict diet regulations, regular brisk walks both in the morning and evening and sufficient rest at the end of the day in the form of good sleep for managing a trivial health problem he suddenly encountered in his life.... In tune with the Advice, he quickly disciplined himself in that direction and soon started leading that life.... All people around who noticed his strict adherence to such a discipline soon had a praise for him for doing all the activities so meticulously every day….

A close friend of him who happened to stay a couple of miles away from him having known his health problem, straight away invited him to his place for a stay of 3-4 days for a 'change' as that too surely would improve his health.... The gentleman gladly accepted that and in a short time made a visit to his friend's place accompanied by his younger brother along with him….

The friend at the destination received both of them with all the warmth and immediately accommodated them in the best possible way.... During the stay, they both were treated in a royal way with all comforts, with the tastiest food and lots of entertainment by his friend to keep his guests happy.... In that process, the strict regime of diet, exercise and sleep hitherto followed by the gentleman were virtually thrown to winds as he instantly joined with his friend and spent all the four days in that fashion….

At the end of the visit, the gentleman thanked his friend a lot, took leave from him and started moving homewards.….

The younger, who was observing his brother for a while was a little astonished or to say, annoyed and quickly remarked, “Brother! All these days, you were very much disciplined in your daily routine and were doing all the activities so sincerely…. But here, in no time you left everything very easily, broke every discipline and in no time took the comfort line of feasts, entertainments and what not to mention.... What had happened to your strong Will-Power which every one was praising all these days?”

The gentleman brother smiled and said, “No dear! I was always conscious of my routine and discipline and all the time when I was at the new place and I was ready to follow that…. But as you had seen, my friend was so receptive and was offering me everything of him with a sincere feeling in his heart that I should be the happiest during the visit.... When he had truly felt in that way, how can I say 'NO' to all that offered and stick to my regime?  Had I really done that, I would have been a heartless personality at that moment unable to see the true friendship in front and would have surely hurt his feelings.... I sincerely believe that his blessings alone would have done good to me at that instant and further down the line, I am ready to take wholeheartedly whatever the Almighty kept in store for me!”

The younger brother instantly felt a great reverence and respect for his elder brother’s depth of perception!

Knowingly, should I permit This?


“My job is great! I am very much busy here….There is no time to relax…. Any how I am happy with my job except for the Boss…. But you see, all Bosses will be like that only…Ever nagging; never satisfied! OK! It is time and I've to go now…..”

“Dear! It is great that you have great job satisfaction…. Such people at work will really do wonders! And I insist that you should always do a job in which you find the max ease, love to spend your time in that and feel that you are leading a life of fullness…. In fact, the Almighty has His Plans whereby in such scenario one truly brings out the Unique Entity required in Nature for the benefit of people! I further say that you should never stop this activity but continue doing….

But a small advice here….

Whenever you do a steady job in this world, there are two aspects related to it….

No 1 is.... You are doing it to make a living....

No 2 is....You are doing it because you love it....

No doubt if it is the second reason, what you are doing is OK…. But if reason is the first one, I have a question.... Are you earning enough to make both the ends meet and are you earning approximately what your Counterpart somewhere else is earning?”

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“See, my Dear! I may be honest, but a few times I myself am unaware of the reality that I continuously come under a great rule which in fact may not be so great and when I thus accept this ruling out of my own emotion, there is going to be a state of myself always taking less but giving out more! No doubt I may be many times helpless and constrained here but if that is not the reason, is my emotional interest constantly over shadowing this reality?”

“It is a fact that many times, my own unlimited emotions are a block to my development and in that context unknowingly, I myself would be handing over certain additional powers to someone in the field who can make use of that for their own selfish gains! The right way here is to take courage and straight away stop doing it for a while!”

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The ‘Practical’ Spiritual Life!


What is known to me in this world is called ‘The Relative Truth' and tuning myself to that alone is safe for me and not copying some one who is above this Level nor stooping down to a Level below this…. Thus, at my 'Level'  my life is to be experienced / faced by me and living / struggling through that alone should continue.... Here, I come across many conflicts as I constantly interact with people around who definitely are very much different from me…. There would be a wide difference between my thinking / doings and the thinking / doings of  others of course, all doings being within the legal boundaries….


In this scenario, I can either question others around me through my Authority or I can make others accept me through my submission or I can alternately do both depending on the situations…. All these practices may be correct to a limited extent just to come out of the immediate sensitive situations in front but all along I should quickly straighten myself and start living ultimately out of my freedom alone where the Authority has no place and submissiveness is seen as an unpardonable weakness…. This very attitude of expressing the ‘Freedom’ with me is the gist of my entire life and I should continue doing this constantly never myself yielding to one of the two Culprits Viz., Authority or Submissiveness…. This way alone should go on the Spiritual Practice in my life and in the process, I should constantly be aware that not many hands would join me but those that join are forever the firm helping hands thus making my ‘Spiritual Practice’ a ‘Safe Entity’ of my life!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A few Funny Jokes....



###  The Assistant was sitting on a bench in a Park one evening when the heavy built Boss suddenly was seen there…. The Assistant instantly got up and offered the seat to his Boss….The Boss smiled and said, “Dear! Outside the Office,we are all equal…. Why do you get up for me? Please relax…. I am on my way!”

Later someone around seeing the happening, asked the Assistant, “He said it right… Where is the need to get up for your Boss in personal life too?….You could have simply wished and asked him to seat by your side!”

“The reason is not what you are thinking…." 
said the Assistant smiling mischievously….""I had my own doubt on the strength of the bench and imagine, in case he would have come and sat by my side?”

###  The Supervisor of a Park asked one of his Assistants who was good at writing Slogans to write a few eye catching Ones and display the Boards all along the Walk Path of the Park…. “Walkers should be instantly impressed by what we say!” was his message…. Accordingly the Assistant did the job and all Slogans when checked were found to be really impressive like ‘A brisk Walk brings down the tempers around!’, ‘A daily Walk melts down the fat in no time!’ etc…. except the one which was a little doubtful of conveying the right meaning…. ‘A daily brisk Walk in no time slows down the fast life of yours!’

###  ‘An Optimist when looks at half filled glass says, ‘Ha! It’s really half full!’  A Pessimist when looks at the same glass says, ‘Oh! It’s half empty!’  The perceptions of people in life are thus varied and accordingly alone they would be reacting and speaking….” said a Mentor in a Lecture Class taken up for a Group of Young Aspirants….

“Not always…. It depends on what the glass is actually filled with….” said one of the Listeners…. “If the glass is filled with an alcoholic beverage the talk goes thus…. The Optimist says, ‘Ah! It’s really half empty!' and the Pessimist says, ‘Oh! It’s only half full!’ Is it not funny?”

“And if the glass is filled with poison, it really doesn't matter what comment is made!” quipped a smart Listener….

'A True Service' in Life....


Once, a Master asked his Disciples thus....

“Suppose a friend of yours leaves his aged parent under your supervision for a day under the pretext of some urgent work but goes around for own relaxation / merry making.... You, suppose at that point of time fully knowing the friend's intentions still accept the task not able to say 'NO'.... In that scenario, if the aged parent develops some urgent requirement on the health front which needs your time, energy, money and attention and further the friend could not be contacted at that moment, what is course of action you would like to follow?”

A few replied on their own perception what to do and the Master smiled and looked at the others who were silent all the while..... At length, one Disciple with all Humility said thus….

“Reverend Sir! It is no doubt that one should never leave the responsibility of taking care of the parent with any one else around for own enjoyment in life and that way the individual is surely committing a great sin in doing that! And who knowing all this accepts the care of the elderly man just because he could not say 'NO' on the face of the request is equally committing a sin.... But somehow having that happened at the point of prime need, if the one given the temporary charge of the parent stops the required service to the elderly person, he is sure committing a greater sin.... It is imperative that the man take care of the friend’s parent in the best way as required and handover that responsibility as soon as the friend is located or returns on his own.... Further, it is better in such a scenario, he does not ask for the return of anything spent on the elderly in that connection unless the amounts are beyond his reach.... It is the best discipline if the man subsequently speaks nothing of the Service he had done in the absence of the original Caretaker thus avoiding criticizing the friend in the process!”

The Master smiled and said, “God Bless you my Dear! A true Service to Humanity ultimately stays in such Works alone!”

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

It's a Problem forever.... But only when thought so!


“I don’t like especially the behavior of this boy…. He is always a little on his own and never cares to respect the situation in front.... Of late, he had become a headache for me.... Since my friend requested so much, I decided to help, guide and tell him the 'good!’ But, here it appears that soon he only is going to teach me…. I have decided.... From now onwards, I’ll just keep off from this guiding activity…. Enough is enough; it is a thankless job!” thus was pouring out a middle aged man his indignation in respect of the behavior of a boy to an elderly well-wisher, a man of deep wisdom….

The elderly listened patiently for a while, paused and said, “Dear! I agree that this boy is a little ‘by himself’ and does not heed to the elders' advice so easily…. And that is the reason why your friend requested you to handle this task having faith in you that you do a better job in this case….But....”

“Sir! I am doing a sincere job here straining beyond and the boy too should know it…. Instead, he argues smartly and has no respect to listen to an elder in front…. First of all, who is he? It is only my foolishness to worry so much for him!”

“Dear, please hold a minute! Here alone one often does a mistake…. I‘d like to ask you one question….You talk so close to me as if I am your man but tell me strictly who am I too, to you?”

“What Sir? You are my distant relative, close family friend for so many years, my Well-wisher, my Mentor and Adviser…........”

“But still I am different and you are different! It means that here you carry an opinion with you that.... 'He is my man.... It is good if I listen to him....' And in the boy's case.... 'He is not my person.... So I need not listen there!'….. Am I right?”

“OK! You are right…. But, what do you want to tell me?”

“Nothing special except that we constantly live through these two distinct opinions in us.... They alone strongly guide us in all our actions and assess what is right and what is wrong on my behalf.... Based on such a decision alone, I talk, decide and act in this world! Is this not surprising that by myself, I am nothing here?"

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“Yes dear! That is the power of these opinions with us!  Of course, one can do nothing here as he / she is strongly caught under their influence …. Many times these opinions of ours mean good to others but unfortunately a few times not so! And, in such situations alone, I will be making such complaints in close circles as they have no place in public since they lack Truth! The beauty here is that when I truly understand this whole Phenomenon 'As Is', I instantly stop this type of complaining and straight away attempt solving the issue in front in the best interest of every one, that's all!”

Monday, May 5, 2014

Time brings in Its own 'Unbelievable Changes!'


“Hi! Rakesh! This is your ex Boss….. Suresh!…. How are you doing dear?”

“Oh! Yes! Sir! Very nice to talk to you…. How are you after your retirement?”

“Dear! I am fine…. The reason I rang up to you is….. Earlier, I applied for the Advisor’s Post in our Dept and today, I got a mail saying that I am offered that Post…. I want to work in our Dept only…. You are the Dept Head now and if you put in a word Officially, it will happen…….”

“What Sir! Its nothing… Its a pleasure to have you back….You are welcome Sir! I’ll do all that required and tell you from when to come….”

Soon, the date was given and the retired man was reappointed…..

“Sir! this your Room…. You can have this PC…… We look up for all the valuable advice and guidance from you in our day to day issues!”

3 months passed…..

“Rakesh! I have a request….”

“I am a little busy Sir! Suresh! …Can you tell me tomorrow?”

The next 3 months passed….

“Rakeshji! There is a problem…….”

“Mr Suresh! I told you that I am very busy in the mornings…. Can you meet me at 3 PM?”

Another 3 months passed….

“Sir! Rakesh! Congrats on your Promotion….”

“Thank you, Suresh!…. How is your work going on?

“Good, Sir!’

“Ok! Carry on…. We will talk later…. GM is waiting for me in the Conference Room!”

The last 3 months passed….

"Hi! Suresh!…. I am not happy with what happened yesterday……..”

“I am sorry Sir!”

“OK! Let me come to the point here…..”

In a week, the news was that the retired man resigned and got into a smaller job in a distant area…. All were with the elderly….

“Sir! What’s the reason for this surprising decision? The job was so comfortable here……….”

There was a broad smile on the elderly man’s face….

“Dear all! Back to my place of work after Retirement forever is a pain indirectly…. I am freed here…. My new Boss may be too young, lacks much experience and almost looks childish when he talks…. But I absolutely, don’t have any problem of working under this young man because my Boss Sir is totally new to me and I no doubt will be comfortable with him…. The scoldings hereafter in my job, will be only the true blessings for me in my life!”

Friday, May 2, 2014

The 'Change' that deserves a 'Firm Footing' in me....


When the bewildered dacoit shouted at the Great Saint to stop moving, the Master smiled and said that He Himself had already stopped, and that it was the turn of the dacoit who should stop.... When asked for further explanation, the Great Sage said that long ago He had stopped harming the living beings but the dacoit was still into that! That very Message instantly transformed the dacoit and later he became an ardent devotee of the Master....

This Story has something in store for me too to learn in my life....

Many times, I may be easily finding fault with my next man saying that he had not risen up to my expectations, but where is the guarantee that my expectation is the ‘Right’ one?  It's my own 'Ignorance' holding me tight makes me one hundred percent feel that what I do / say is the ‘Right!’ In this conflicting scenario, instead of learning the 'New' from the next man I often end up with a pride at my back that the other man is inferior, doing something wrong, not a worthy man, a too haughty personality, a man who never cares for the good advices etc, etc and thus brand the man, draw a line and feel myself superior….

At this very juncture, why not I stop for a while and think differently.... "Who knows? The man in front may be doing his own good to the world whatever….The very fact that he too have friends, well wishers and his own people who go well with him and who many times, put him on Record for his achievements bring out the point indirectly that.... All is well there; only some thing is not well with me!"


May be, I am unaware of my 'Black' on my back!