Thursday, December 31, 2015

NEW YEAR GREETINGS.. LIFE WITH A CHALLENGE!

  • It was the evening hrs and a few clouds appeared in the skies.. A light breeze started, a dry twig broke and fell into the waters below causing a few ripples therein.. Soon followed a few more twigs with the small sounds of them touching the waters were distinctly audible around the near by area.. 
  • The clouds slowly became thick and dark with the wind speed going up steadily and soon a moderate drizzle started with the incessant droplets of rain hitting the waters continuously, winds blowing in all directions and a large number of twigs and leaves severed from the tree branches above falling into waters.. In no time, the scene in front was totally a different one compared to the earlier calm environment but had its own beauty with the various complex sounds, movements and all that related disturbance.. 
Seeing such a natural phenomenon of happening around, a young man thought..
  • “I'm seeing here that in the absence of the drizzle and the breeze, the sound of a few twigs falling into waters was distinctly audible with total calmness around.. But, when it started drizzling continuously with winds blowing in all directions and a number of twigs and leaves simultaneously breaking and falling into waters, no doubt the original clarity and calmness is totally lost but the new limited disturbance with the wind, drizzle and many twigs touching the waters making varied sounds instantly had its own beauty and my mind ever craved for that experience to continue!” 
  • “Seen thus.. In my life too, the disturbances and challenges at simmering level in fact are a welcome as they do a lot good to me to retain my mental balance and restore peace.. Since in Nature, routine disturbances are common, routine challenges have to be faced by me, routine tasks have to be completed and routine schedules have to be met.. 
  • Here, a complacent mind which is never ready to face such ripples of life and constantly tries to escape to a cool environment would definitely be unfit to face the real turbulent situations of life when they come up.. 
  • Seen thus, the right attitude in my life is sure to stand to such realities and live thru' ever solving the problems that come up one after the other!"

Dear Friends,

The story may go thus but the 
Ever Green Message 
here is.. 

Life forever is a mixture of a certain turmoil and challenges and our actions here on the earth should continuously keep this turmoil at simmering level neither letting off that to explode nor try making it zero, both of which sure are never a welcome sign for dynamic existence.. 

That living alone is the true beauty on this earth and it's ever our duty here to rise and steadily meet those dynamic moments of life fulfilling our dreams and aspirations in the process! 

I wish you all 
A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2016
with all your such hopes and dreams fulfilled in abundance in the coming Year!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

THE BURNING PASSION WITHIN..


Right from my young age, the passion that very much interested me within is to stand to the right as much as possible..

Initially firming up thus, Whenever I encountered a situation, I used to stand to the right there..
  • Soon I found that standing to the right in front of people who are not party to the wrong seemed easy but not when you stand in front of the very personalities who are inclined to do a certain wrong justifying the same in their own way..
  • And, standing to the right in front of such real powerful people is a truly a threat to our life and if asked genuinely I had to say that there the path of medium way of living appeared to me the safest.. It's truly a mountainous job and if I have to really question the powerful, I have to sacrifice many many things in life and be ready for any action from them..
  • But the passion in me ever pushed me suggesting that why I should yield at least to those people of wrong who are actually not so powerful in the scenario (Equal Levels).. For some time, that appeared to be the right feasible path of living.. After all, why I should bother about those who propose wrong but in practice can't do much even if you keep off joining them there?
But fighting the wrong with those people too (Equals) who can't do much in opposing you is not so easy because if I can really keep off from such people then why at all I have a living relationship with them?

Means here too to establish the right, I can't straight away fight and be done with it but still I can fight here indirectly showing resistance of non co-operation till the other party sets themselves reasonably right..

This I found is the only of way living thru' presently keeping still my passion burning  to establish the right wherein I had to take blames many times for no fault of mine but can't get away from the people with whom I'm living..

This task should go on eternally..There's no go here and finally living thru' such life alone is the right to establish the right as even Prince Arjuna who happened to be the highly elevated Disciple of Lord Krishna too was advised by the Lord to fight the righteous war without fail (with Equals) and never to retreat even though it looks painful because..

'Matra sparsas tu kaunteya
sitosna sukha duhkha dah
Agamapayino nityas'


'The (mere) contact of senses with the sense objects produces the phenomena cold and heat, pleasure and pain etc.. But these things are temporary appearing and disappearing (They come and go).. 

'tams titiksasva Bharata!'

Bear them patiently (the only right way till the knowledge dawns on you)! 

I'm nothing in this life compared to the Disciples like Prince Arjuna but when even He was advised by the Lord to bear the up and down in life but never leave the Path of the Right, I feel it's my duty too here to do in this line my best taking as much of blame as possible without protest but never stop doing the right activities and thus live thru' this life with a Prayer offered to the Almighty at the end of each day for the ultimate safe sailing thru' all along..

And thus continues the passion in my life this day evergreen!
(The Post is written in line with the requirement #lostpassion)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

THE LIFETIME.... 'AWARDS!'

The young man fresh from College who joined a Company on appointment was posted as the Supervisor and made in-charge of a small Working Group..

That was a terror responsibility with him as he had a hell of problems with the people of his Group.. Soon, it went to such a level that one day one of his Assistants simply remarked that he was unfit in his new Position.. There was no go, he had to fight it out else the life itself would be useless and so having been cornered thus, on another day when an Assistant said, 
“Don’t interfere with my Work!” he just picked up 
all the strength, straight away looked at him and said,
  • “Dear! I will and that’s my job here.. I’ll stop you, I'll check your work and I'll instruct you further on what to do.. You are no one here to comment on that except obey to what I say!”

with the very responsibility bestowed on him which was feeling shy all those days to come out!  Instantly, not only the Assistant but all around were taken a back with those words from him.. 

And that very moment, a True Supervisor was born in his place!

Life went on thus, years rolled by and soon the man was a Manager of mid thirties..

The job in front was really tough, he had to answer very much on the Work Schedules, his Boss never left an inch of margin there and thus was driven everywhere around.. The Sub-ordinates in turn were sore that they were not supported, soon settled with the average work outputs which really created a burning problem with him until a day when one of his Sub-ordinates purposefully picked up a quarrel with a colleague of another Group and asked him to resolve the issue as the Manager there, 
he just picked up all the strength, straight away looked at him and said, 


  • "Dear! You ask me to resolve this issue which you yourself picked up? Tell me first of all, who gave you permission to go to that Group leaving your active work? I am issuing you a Memo on this indiscipline…. Please answer me in writing!”

with the very responsibility bestowed on him which was feeling shy all those days to come out!  Instantly, not only the Assistant but all around were taken a back with those words from him.. 

And that very moment, a True Manager was born in his place!

Time passed that way.. In years, the Manager was the Head of his own Dept..


There were Weekly Review Meetings, all Bigwigs used to sit in the Meetings questioning on the achievements of the Head and he was once again a small man.. For sometime he had to search for words, mutter a few and soon it reached a limit when on a particular day in a meeting when he was cornered as usual, he just picked up all the strength, straight away looked at GM chairing the meeting and said, 

  • “Sir! There's nothing less done here from my side and nothing else had to be done.. The actual reason is, your own man had just by-passed certain procedures and contributed for the delay.. I've every proof of that!”

with the very responsibility bestowed on him which was feeling shy all those days to come out!  Instantly, not only the GM but all around were taken a back with those words from him.. 

And that very moment, a True Senior Executive of the Company was born in his place!

In another 10 years, the man was the GM of his Division.. And the max responsibilities were attached to him in no time.. Soon, there was certain unrest in the Company and when the new GM alone had to resolve it, he just picked up all the strength, straight away looked at the Core Members of protest in front and said, 

  • “See my dear Members.. My Division has to show a minimum Profit of……… in this Financial Year and It can never be less of that.. Your demands very much eat up into that.. I can never afford this and if it happens I'm never here.. Listen to me.. I assure you of an internal arrangement.. It's between you and me alone.. The total monies outflow towards salary rise is already worked out by our Finance Group.. I’ll leave it you, how you want to distribute the same among all the levels of people working in our Division.. I’ll not question on this but any one asks me, I’ll direct them to you alone.. Please go ahead with your Plans within these limits and get me the result.. I'm with you here; else I've to look out for other means of getting it.. Hope you understand!”

with the very responsibility bestowed on him which was feeling shy all those days to come out! Instantly, the CEO sitting next to him as well as all around were taken a back with those words from him.. 

And that very moment, a True GM was born in his place!

Monday, December 21, 2015

IT WAS ALL 'MUSIC' ON EARS!


The cute little child of two and half yrs was the center of attraction in the big joint family..

It was the time for the Little One to grasp, remember and speak out the names of his Mom, Dad, Grand Parents, Uncles and Aunts of the family.. Every one was fascinated by his talk and how he pronounced their names and with all keenness, each was correcting his / her name in the best way..




The Mom asked, "Dear! What's my name?"


The child paused but with no difficulty repeated his dear Mom's name so nicely.. The Mom's happiness was unlimited and she instantly hugged the child tight..

Next she asked, "What's your Dad's name?"

The child tried his best but made a small change which his Dad corrected gently and helped him out..

Next was the turn of young Aunts and Uncles around.. 


Each one started their own questions, the Little One was steady, never got confused, slowly spoke out their names so cutely and it was all fun for a while.. The young Aunts and Uncles were a bit aware of the child calling them different as they felt little embarrassed when others made fun of them and consciously each tried his / her best to correct own names in such a way that the embarrassment had gone and the new names looked more appropriate to their personalities..

Then it was the turn of Grand Ma.. 


The lady took the child, hugged him and sweetly asked what he should call her.. The Little One with a great amusement seen on his face said aloud her name.. She was instantly happy and said she liked him calling that way but softly taught him how to pronounce her name better.. And the Child did it in no time to the astonishment of all as that pronunciation, they never expected the boy of that age to make..

The last was the turn of Grand Pa.. The Grand Mom asked, 


"Dear! What do you call your Grand Pa?"

The child being told his short name which too looked quite complicated, said some thing quite odd which made every one laugh aloud.. The Grand Mom said, 


"What dear? You call your Grand Pa like that who buys you everything and carries you all the time? It's funny.... Say...." 

she helped him out.. The child tried that pronunciation twice or thrice but failed, never wanted to accept that and with a big smile pronounced his name as xxxxx hearing which every one around burst into a big laughter as that straight away conveyed a meaning of what an ugly man was the grandfather..

The Mom instantly said, 


"Hi! Do you call your Grand Pa like that? No.. He is a big man.. He did many things for our family.. He gives you anything you want...You should....."

Suddenly the Grand Pa sitting little away, instantly came forward with a smile stopped his daughter, took the Little One into his arms and said softly, 


"Yes! Dear! You call me like that only from now onwards.. I like it very much.. I give you everything you want.. You are the dearest to me.. Never change this my new Name.. I really love it.. It's such soothing musical note on my ears which I've experienced for the first time in my life.. Thank you very much for calling me like this baby!"


(This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda).

Sunday, December 20, 2015

THE DEVIL HABIT OF.. ABSTAINING FROM WORK!


It should ever be remembered that leave from work is only a privilege given but never a right bestowed on the employee at any point of time during the course of his/her employment..

Every leave requested at work should be for one of following broad reasons alone..

1. Sickness/injury of self or family and to discharge the core family responsibilities:

This reason makes the employee become eligible to get such a leave till he/she becomes well in case of self sickness / personal injury or minimum leave required for family to recover from the attack / mishap and the core family responsibilities are met.. At the earliest point of time when the emergency or urgency is met, the employee takes appropriate action in informing the approving authority the leave requirement.. The approval is automatic subject to the production of any Medical Certificates later if insisted upon and joining the duty back can only be with the Fitness Certificate in case of self sickness/injury..

2. Social obligations:

Here, the employee becomes eligible for such a leave which the society around feels that minimum social obligations from his/her side have to be met..This leave is applied in advance and sanction is taken as the obligation duties are always planned.. In this case, still the leave can be rationed within the limits..

3. Personal needs:

All types of personal works/needs to be completed by the employee which are of secondary importance in nature come under this category.. This type of leave is applied in advance and when sanctioned only the employee proceeds on leave.. Here the employer may ration the leave, may not sanction it or can call back the employee during leave period and ask him/her to join duty cancelling his/her leave.. 

  • Leave without pay too needs to be applied and sanction should be obtained as per the requirement..
  • Unauthorized leave of absence can make the employee loose lien on his/her job and he/she can be dismissed from service.. 
It is to be understood that the employer has kept his shop opened for employee and guaranteed him/her the employment for subsequent working days up to a period limit under the appointment terms and conditions.. Absence of employee cannot come in the way of the smooth functioning of the employer's business and if it happens a few days continuously, the employer develops the right to retrench the employee under the agreed conditions of employment..

In simplest terms the message is


  • The employee cannot be off from duty without appropriate permission as it may affect the employer’s business and can create loss on business which cannot be corrected subsequently.. 
  • Further, too much of leave for any reason in spite of being sanctioned appropriately gives a feeling to the employer that the employee has too many problems outside the employment and hence another one with less problems may do his/her job better.. This view cannot be avoided with any employer if the employee takes too much leave..
  • Again, except essential leave, unnecessary leave from job gives too much leverage to the dependents of the family of employee to neglect their portion of work / responsibility as additional help is readily available for them.. As such they either become ineffective in their own works or become dependent on the employee for their requirement.. This is nothing but interfering with natural living of a person and should be avoided at all costs.. 
Hence, rationing the leave is the only best way at work all the times.. No go here!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

IT'S STILL OKAY.. THERE'S NO WRONG HERE!


The Great Man carried a sacred black thread (amulet) round his wrist all the time.. Some one commented, 

"You advocate all the time doing the right things in life.. Here, you alone are believing in this thread and carrying it round your hand!"

The Great Personality smiled and replied..


"This thread is tied on to my hand by my mother with a belief in her that it safeguards me from all evils.. Here, I'm no one to question her belief and as a dutiful son I honor her decision of having this round my hand.. In case, the thread wears out and falls off on its own, I myself will not tie another one in it's place as my mother never insisted me to do that!"

That's how the Great Man truly honored and respected His Mother's feeling and followed it 100% as a dutiful son..


Parents forever deserve this level of respect from their wards as the sacrifices done by them in their life time towards their wards especially when the children were young can never be gauged on any standard of scale available on this earth!

It's possible that at times, the parents may carry an authority beyond required on their grown-up children which any grown-up man will resist but that action should forever be soft-pedaled alone and should never be straight away brought out as an insult to the personality of the parent..

This soft-pedaling is often a trick to be played by me towards my parent whenever he/she advises beyond and questions me unnecessarily in my life..

A short story in this context..

A Saint was once beaten by a Rowdy Sheeter on the road and he became unconscious.. The disciples quickly brought Him back to the Ashram and one of them started serving Him.. When the Saint came to consciousness, the disciple asked, 


"Master? Can you recognize who is serving you?"

The Saint smiled and said, 


"The hand that hit me is serving me!"

Conveying the Message that He could not distinguish between the wrong and the right doers as His Love spreads on all uniformly..


This attitude may be the highest, may never be possible for me but a practice of it at least limited to my family if comes up can do real wonders..

So let me forget here the parent as the wrong doer, think him/her always as my well-wisher alone and then proceed to highlight my issues firmly without moving an inch back..

Here, again the parental reaction may vary but that is immaterial for me as.. 


'My parent is dearer to me and I should never oppose him/her at any time but oppose only the adharma part therein and here I never allow that adharma over take us at any time!'

If I firm up thus, my way is sure the way of safe path for me in my life and never less of it at any time with a single thought all the time in me that.. It's still Okay!!


(This Post is written in line with the Indispire Prompt

"Its Still Okay!")

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

THE FAMILY TRADITION.. AN INSIGHT!

'Bhaja Govindam Baja Govindam
Govindam BhajamuuDhamathe
Samprapte sannihitekale
Nahi nahi rakshati Dukrijnkarane!'

'Worship Govinda Worship Govinda Worship Govinda.. When the leaving time nears, rules of grammar will not save you!'

Thus said Sri Adi Sankara while passing thru' the streets of Kasi with His Disciples, when He noticed a Sanskrit Scholar repeatedly stressing on his students the right way of pronouncing one of the words in a Teaching Session..

All our family traditions have their true meaning in life only as long as this Truth is never forgotten when these traditions are followed and the man in front truly becomes the most important while following the same..

‘I am within my four walls all myself with my very freedom and my own expansion and my expression.... None can take a bit of this from me!’ 


thus goes equally the firm belief at times in man forgetting the basic fact that a little sharing with others alone is the Real ‘Me’, True Freedom, Growing and Truly Expressing in life.. And here  a 100% sure, our family tradition and values rise to the occasion to limit this selfishness and rescue him from the total degradation..

The concept of family instantly becomes a sacred thought in the mind of the man when he gears up, becomes attentive in his life and constantly discharges the responsibilities attached there in towards the core family members in particular and towards the people in general out side the family circle in a gradation manner..

When seen in this spirit, our original family traditions advocated by the Great Seers and the Wise who equally cared for providing changes in these with passing times are truly rich in certain values and disciplines and forever do good the self in particular and the world in general if diligently followed..

But as time passed, unfortunately these same traditions were interpreted by a few powerful people for their selfish gain who could forcibly bring changes to them.. Subsequently, it had become a hectic job for a few Great Men and Women to fight out these very evils that crept into our Culture if not in full and and brought them under control.. It has thus become a Great Job done by these Great People who reestablished Dharma in our Society.. The remaining coercive rules and regulations still in vogue this date are truly a black mark on the society and it's ever our duty here to fight these tooth and nail and see that our Culture is truly freed from these evils..

Let's take the pledge here that we do respect and follow our rich family traditions and rules to core where in the Good of Humanity stands as the ultimate aim and we never support again here when the Basic Freedom and True Expression of man is questioned even at an infinitesimal level!

(This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda).

Monday, December 14, 2015

I'M NEVER SEPARATE FROM THIS FAITH; AM ALWAYS A PART OF IT!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

DEFINITELY INSPIRED TO BLOG; NO DOUBT HERE!


harthuryaathi na gocharam kimapi sham pushnaathi yathsarvadhaa
pyarthibhyah prathipaadhyamaanamanisham praapnothi vrudhdhim paraam
kalpaantheshvapi na prayaathi nidhanaam vidhyaakhyamanthardhanam
yeshaam thaasprathi maanamujgha tha nrupaah kasthaissaha spardhathe!

"Giving knowledge to others is the greatest service (on the earth). It cannot be stolen by thieves. It gives utmost happiness and makes one only resourceful. Such service does not diminish thru' time; instead it grows and can never be destroyed. The donations of a wealthy king may diminish and be destroyed at anytime but the knowledge spread by a wise man stays forever!"

(Bhartruhari Neetisathakam Verse 13)

It's ever the No1 Truth in life that every person around us is a dynamo of certain sure unique expression and limited noteworthy action.. And this expression/action has its own purpose in Nature where in again certain good will be done to the immediate group and to the world in general..

It's sure a noble gesture on one's behalf if this is freely brought out as much as possible from himself/ herself simultaneously encouraging the man next to him/her in the same direction..

The very purpose of whole blogging surfaces here alone and such a noble force of expression needs an approved forum to do so as one is ever limited in respect of expanding as he/she is often constrained by powerful ruling forces around which can definitely question him / her a few times for coming in their own way and once in a way, essentially may stop him / her from doing all that.. 
In spite of probably thus getting constrained too, it's still a duty with me here to express out as much as possible and further act too in that direction..

Here alone the Saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword!" becomes predominant and definitely it's true too as setting right issues thru' the use of sword meaning muscle power, however easy may look is always temporary compared to the real transformation that good blogging brings about..

This is the exact background that made me start blogging, become a member of Facebook, Indiblogger and later Blogadda and thus be able to communicate freely with my dear Readers..

Having started this activity around 2010, till date I could bring about 1000+ Posts narrating my life experiences and perceptions thus freely expressing myself equally noting down the valuable views of my Readers thru' which I could again correct myself in some of these expressions / actions.. This experience had become truly a unique one in my life as some concrete thing is done here for which I feel it's worth living this life..

There's no great materialistic achievement for me at this stage 
having retired and lead thru' my active life making decent savings for my future in front but it's not so for the young Bloggers in the field who sure have to make an earning out of their blogging and thus progress..

Let me conclude by saying that..

As Rome was not built in a day, changes around definitely take time to materialize but the effort put in that direction even of infinitesimal nature, never goes waste, sure accrues and becomes a huge force in time bringing significant changes for the good of the society in particular and humanity in general.. 

And I hereby wish all my Blogger Friends a continued happy Blogging thru' their these Unique Expressions and the Related Actions!
(The Post is written in line with the Challenge of this week #Inspiredtoblog)


Keywords: blog, inspired


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

HOW WE MAKE OUR DAY... IS MORE IMPORTANT HERE!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

THUS GOES..THE JOURNEY OF LIFE!

It's sure a long, long journey in front.. But no go here.. The journey need to be performed.. That too steadily and safely.. And beyond again, I should sure reach the destination.. 

And that's equally my life here on the Earth this moment..

Here,
  • Stops under shade may be comforting, alluring and interesting.. But I should optimize quickly, leave each stop as per plan and steadily continue the journey else precious time would be lost and I'll be late at my destination..
These are indirectly nothing but the pleasures in my life and I should ever be moderate here, quickly come out of their influence and soon be in my discipline..
  • Break-down stops are inevitable, the repairs have to be necessarily addressed and I should be equipped to carry these repairs on the spot without much disturbance to the plans in front and my journey thus need to continue steadily..
These are indirectly the basic issues of health, well being and feeling safe in my life.. And ever I should be prepared here to face them and steadily progress thru' towards my recovery..
  • No doubt, rough paths, steep climbs, down slopes and sharp turns come up in the way.. Sometimes a turn means steering with a greater force.. Here, the speed would sure come down and further journey could continue only through stretching, care and attention with the vehicle in trim and extra good condition to face these hurdles.. 
These are the problems and difficulties of my life that come up sooner or later.. And I should ever equip myself both physically and psychologically to over come all these hurdles, stand to the situation and thus move on in my life..
    • A good driver a few times may not be a good navigator and in addition may be an individual of bad temper.. One may drive well but should equally reach one's destination.. A constant look-out and observation alone makes one a good navigator and the rule bound driving forever will cool one's temper..
Likewise, the path to my ultimate destination in my life is known only through constant attention and learning thru' my mistakes.. And discharging my duties through a discipline will sure change my built in resistance to accept ‘What Is' in front as much as possible!
  • Finally in spite of all the above care and discipline, God’s Grace alone truly makes one complete the journey safely and reach the destination..
Here too, the Universal Prayer offered to the Almighty at the end of each day of my life sure makes me the Complete Man ever fit to perform this Eternal Journey of Life steadily and safely!

Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niramayah
Sarve bhadrani pasyantu
Ma kashchit duhkha bhagbhavet
Om shantih shantih shantih!

May all be prosperous and happy
May all be free from illness
May all see what is spiritual uplifting
May no one suffer
Om peace, peace, peace!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

THE SURPRISE IN STORE!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

INNOCENCE UNLIMITTED!

The foreign born and brought up Little One was at his grand parents' home on vacation.. And the grandpa quickly taught him when the boy visited the rest room for the first time..

"Dear! On the top of the flush there are two buttons.. One big and one small.. The big is for poo and the small for wee.. OK?"

"Yes!" s
aid the boy straight away.. 

It was the wee first and after finishing that the boy pressed the small button to flush out..

"Good!" 
said the grandpa in appreciation.. 

By lunch time, there was poo requirement.. The elderly man lead the boy to the rest room, the Little One finished his job and pressed the big button..

"Great!" 
said the grandpa in appreciation.. 

The Little One smiled, waited for a while and pressed the small button..

"Why did you do that? Already it was clean!" 
said the grandpa..

"There was wee too!"
 
said the boy with all sincerity..
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In a couple of days one evening, the mom visited the near by big toy shop with the child.. In a short time, the boy pulled out a big package containing the latest car model, slid it on to the shopping cart and said, "I want this!"

He never listened beyond and asked his mom to move to the billing counter.. The mom had no go there but the cost was beyond her means and equally she never wanted to pamper the child.. As she stood in the queue, she slowly removed the big packet from the cart as the boy was busy looking around.. She billed the remaining and simply came out..

Back home, she narrated the incident to her father but the elderly gentleman said, 
"It's never the right way here.. Don't worry, I'll correct it in a better way.. The only thing is you need to have some patience here.." Further to that, he patted the Little One and said.. "Dear! We'll go to your toy shop tomorrow and I'll get you a beautiful car!" 

As promised, the gentleman took the child to the same toy shop, created a certain interest in the boy to look at the cheaper car models and as the boy selected one red car, he neatly got it packed, billed and brought home.. No need to say further.. The child was beyond his happiness all along playing with his favorite car the grandpa bought him..
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The daughter was leaving, she counted all those currency notes left out with her as they would not be useful in the foreign country, made a big bundle of money and told the Little One, "Go and give this to grandpa!"

The child speedy came running to his grandpa, just handed over the cash to him stressing the word
"Money!" and ran back with the same speed least bothered about the value of what was in his hand..
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The family returned and it so happened that the mom forgot many of the child's play and schooling items at her parents' home.. She was a little bothered about that as they were needed for the child's use daily.. The grandpa said in the video call, "Don't worry, dear.. I'll try to send those items to you when some one is coming from here!"

The Little One was in tears..

"What did you miss?" 
asked the grandpa..

"My blue balloon!!!"

The grandpa looked around and found at a corner the blue balloon the child played all the time when he was there.. His heart instantly felt for the Little One and in no time, he assured him with all love.. 
"Don't worry dear! Right now I'm packing this balloon in a small cover and posting it to you.. When you get it, you have to just blow air into that and play.. OK?"

"The sending cost is too high.." 
remarked a family member.. 

The grandpa was firm.. "Seen from my end, the money is not that much.. But my boy values his balloon beyond and expects me to act quickly and send it to him.. I'll do that without say.. It's the heart that speaks here and not the item or the money!"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

THE VERY MUCH RIGHT TIME.. I PONDER OVER HERE FOR A WHILE!

There are 2 Types of Forces of Actions around me that act thru' in this Universe eternally..

  • The No 1 is the Force of Action independent of my wish and will..
  • The No 2 is the Force of Action based on what I wish and will for..

And the Reality is.. The No 1 Category takes place continuously in the direction of the average of all Forces of Actions of No 2 Category of all Living Beings of the Universe..

Here alone a certain conflict continuously exists in me as my No 2 Force of Action clashes with the No 1 Force resulting in unexpected happenings..


These unexpected happenings often is the major concern of my anxiety and tension in my life as my No 2 Force of Action may not take place a 100% of what I hope for or expect every moment..


But the situation can't be changed even a bit because, Mother Nature out of Her own Love for all the Living Beings needs to act impartially to the requirement of every Living Entity here on this Earth..


Thus seen crystal clear, if I have to avoid conflict in my life, the right way here forever is to allow my Force of Action from my side towards the Basic Welfare Activities of mine where in the Universal Force concurs a 100% with that and beyond let me rise, be considerate and divert my those left out energies in the direction of the Universal Good both of which again are indirectly supported a 100% by the No 1 Force..


It ultimately means that.. My Energies forever should go in the direction of my Basic Self Expression with full Dignity and with all Vigor and beyond those left out should go for the Betterment of the Universe in general thru' a Service to the Humanity and Cause for Living!


Why not I, from this moment start living this No/Least Conflict Life here as long as my life is planned on this Earth?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

THE RIGHT TIME.. FOR THE CORRECTION!


Oh.. Flower!

I know,

You are truly a part of all the Heart Felt Wishes and Greetings whenever a Birth Event is celebrated, 

You join actively with Heart and Soul whenever Love and Affection are expressed,

You are again part of all those Bye-Byes and Send Offs where in separation may be physical but never at the Heart

And

You are very much there when someone Rests in Peace/Condoled..

But beyond all, I equally know.. You are very much part of all the Divine Worship where in the man starts identifying more with the Unseen around him and thus forever becomes humble and subdued!

But looking at the other side, sadly you are equally a part of 

The ever going on Human Exploitation and Illegal Activities around, 

The oft boasted involvements of all types of Power and Pride 

And

The never ending activities of ruthlessly Ruling the Fellow Human Being forgetting all those Ethics and Morals incessantly preached and taught!

I know, still.. You are very much free of any stigma or sin here in spite of being part of these activities and retain your glory 'AS IS' in the eyes of

every one

But am sure


The man behind these is never so, is cursed everywhere around and 
beyond all, is never pardoned by the Almighty at any point of time for involving in these nefarious activities..

It's better he sees this the earliest, stop doing these unpardonable sins and become a Useful and Lovable Individual around thru' his Hard Work and Honest Living in this one Single Life gifted to him by the Almighty for meeting the very purpose of it alone! 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

TRULY THE GREAT DAY!

It was the great Sunday for the family as all the children from abroad visited their Home town for the first time.. After a good breakfast, the eldest son proposed,

“Let’s do something new today.. We'll move out with mom and dad.. Let me buy the latest Smart Phone released in the Market for our father.. His phone is centuries old.. Any how, a good Buy Scheme is now 'ON'..” 


The Mom intervened and said,

"My Little Ones have come home after a long time.. I want to take them to their favorite Ice Cream shop and Toy Sores and buy what they want.. In the evening, I want to take them to the near by Play Ground.. There's no need for me to come with you.. Please take your dad, buy him what he wants and make him happy!"

And the family instantly okay-ed the proposal and moved on.. They soon visited the Phone Shop and the son selected the costliest phone for his dad..

"You are a busy man and you need the better phone.. take this yourself and give your existing phone.. That's enough for my work!"

Said the dad..

"What's the next Program?”

Asked the son looking at the other members of the family..

“We'll have lunch at our Favorite Restaurant………”

Suggested the elder daughter..

“That’s a nice idea.. Let’s go there!”

Soon the family settled in the Restaurant comfortably in their seats and the dad said,

"Dear! It's you young people that should eat well.. I'll just share a little of yours.. First order for yourself!"

“I will buy his favorite Tea at……..”

Suggested youngest daughter.. Soon, the family visited the famous Tea Shop of the city and settled at the Table.. The favorite Tea was ordered.. It was some fun for a while..

“Our next plan is do some shopping at the Mall.. I'll pick a few shirts for dad!”

Said the younger son.. No doubt for the next one hr, the man was patiently sitting in the Guest Area of the Mall taking care of a few belongings as the family actively shopped around..

“Why not go for that Movie released yesterday.. It’s running in one of the theaters in this Mall itself.. I read the latest Review………”

Proposed the elder son..

“Yes! That’s really a great idea.. Anyhow, with children we can never go together.. Let's see if the tickets are available.. Hope we are not late..”

The elder daughter concurred with that.. Again, no doubt to say.. For the next two hrs, the elderly gentleman was struggling to sit the Theatre amidst blaring sounds and the chill environment.. Finally, the family returned home happily at dusk..

“We really had a Great Day for our Father.. How did you like it?”

Asked the second son.. The gentleman smiled and said,

“Yes, my dear! Truly speaking for the fun part of it..
  • I got the phone which may not be smart but saved you from the Schemes that trap you through installments, 
  • I had lunch at the famous Restaurant of course, it does not matter how famous it may be as I always have to pick up my diet items only from the menu, 
  • I joined with you for Tea in your Famous Tea Shop and I got a cup of hot tea at such a price with which money I could have purchased my favorite tea in an ordinary Tea Shop for a fortnight, 
  • I relaxed myself at the Mall sitting and taking rest even though you asked me to see the entire Mall and 
  • Finally I had a great difficulty of sitting through the full length of your favorite Movie not able to understand the speed of life on the Screen! 
But my Sunday, was truly a ‘Great Day’ as I could see all along the full expression of unlimited happiness on all of your faces coupled with so much enthusiasm and interest.. And back home, my grandchildren were eagerly awaiting to play with me! I'm sure with any other type of involvement, my day couldn't have been truly better at this point of time in my life!"

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

MY MOST VALUED BOOK.. THE SACRED SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA!

One of the Slokas of Gita Dhyanam goes thus..

'Mookam karothi vaachaalam, pankhum lankayathe girim
Yath krupa thamaham vandhe paramananda madhavam!'


Meaning..

'I salute that Madhava of divine joy, whose graceful mercy just,
Makes the dumb, the master of words and the lame, to cross the mountains!'


That's truly the Greatness of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and nothing less of it at any point of time!

  • Gita has its own Power on the Readers when It's just read for reading sake, when gone thru' the Book for understanding in depth or when It's explained to some one in a discourse.. Any activity of this type has its own unique influence on the individuals around..
  • The Verses of Gita forever convey the Original Truths of life and they never let down the Reader of whatever level be as there's sure a certain Message in each Verse which is straight conveyed deep into the personality of the Reader at his/her own level based on which the individual can mold his/her life further which again brings in a certain sure peace to him/her..
That Sacred Srimad Bhagavad Gita had its own influence on me too in my earlier life.. At one stage at that point of time when I was in a certain dilemma on the right course of action from my side, the mere reading of Gita a few times alone just clarified to me quickly on that in that situation.. 

In essence Srimad Bhagavad Gita brings out the fundamental point saying..
  • You, forever have a Role to play in your life.. And that Role is nothing but yourself continuously doing certain ordained duties of yours as the life moves on..
  • This playing of the Right Role of yours may not make you happy every moment but ever sure keeps the ultimate happiness and peace with you..
  • Since you, many times are more worried about the immediate happiness rather than the long one in store, you are likely to deviate from your ordained Role to make yourself immediately comfortable and happy and thus get into a life of ease continuously..
  • In such a situation, when you read the Chapter I of Srimad Bhagavad Gita where in Prince Arjuna got into a similar dilemma of either to wage the war of Righteousness or deviate eternally from the duty of a King so that he would be able to please his near and dear, it tells you to wake up from the similar sluggishness in you of not displeasing any one and taking cool your life, quickly get into the right rigorous actions in front and thus eternally live thru' this life..
  • Once done so, repeated reading of the subsequent Chapters clarify the various doubts in you and make your faith firm in the right action in a similar way Prince Arjuna gets thru' the process of clarification and with more clarity coming to him totally surrenders to the Lord, gets up with renewed energy and truly wages the righteous war of the moment..
If we look thru' this whole process, it immediately strikes us that we too, in our Role can truly be benefited by reading the Gita from Chapter 1 to 18 and when we make it a habit and just be repeating that daily, the Hidden One Great Message of All the Times slowly firms up in our minds Viz., 

'Wake up, Fight and End the evil in front at your own level!'

And a collective doing of all this from various quarters around us finally leads to the single aim in our life.. Viz.,The Original Lok Kalyan (The Ultimate good to the world and to oneself)!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

NO DOUBT 'A SPADE IS A SPADE' BUT LET THAT SPEAKING FOREVER BE SOFT ALONE!

The man decided to call 'A Spade a Spade!' and that really created a big problem in his life.. But he was equally firm in his assertion all along..

"What's the mistake I'm doing here?" 

Was his question there for sometime..

"Yes! The fundamental mistake here is that you are something different within but you are not aware of that.. When you call a Spade a Spade, a part of the unhappy world around you reacts in a way you never expect and tries to show its strength on you.. There forever, you are finding your inner strength truly not that much strong to face the attack and as such you are experiencing a great fear with a feeling of suppression.. That's the confusion part of doing all this too straight forward.." 

Was the answer after a while..

"Then what is real way out?  Should I just yield here and be submissive?"

"The solution is never that easy nor the holding should be done beyond the limits.. Here alone the wisdom in me has to work and I should manage the situation at a level the Truth is followed as much as possible equally taking care of the self too at the base survival level without which nothing is possible in this world!"

"Is that all what I can do in this life at this point of time?"

"One way seen, that's it and the other way seen you should equally rise.. How wisely you save yourself here simultaneously equally fighting for your expression alone brings in further clarity to you and that truly protects overall!"

"--------"

"Look dear!  The Great Saint himself used to keep total silence whenever some one visited him to narrate his/her problem for a solution, in the end just smile and nod his head.. More than that he never used to do by talking, advising or trying to educate the person solve the problem.. The visitor himself/herself used to understand something there (based on own limitation as well as own strength), become clear in respect of the action required at that moment and move on taking the Great Man's blessings! When a Great Personality who was truly empowered by Nature to do anything in the world had limited Himself to that much of action alone, what great changes do I, a normal personality expect bring in the world around thru' my actions? 

Having understood this, let me expect no changes in the people around in respect of transformation when I do my actions here... They sure would remain as they are and that is the world around us.. In such a scenario alone I have to live doing the eternal good to the people to whom I'm responsible and people around in general and thus move on.. 

Again having understood all this, please tell me one thing.. What other great achievement are you expecting here for yourself by calling a Spade a Spade at this point of time?" 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

THE 2 NOBLE PERSONALITIES THAT I CAME ACROSS IN MY EARLY LIFE!


No doubt.. The 2 core Topics Viz., Mathematics and Strength of Materials are the 2 Subjects of Study that truly form the backbone of Mechanical Engineering Studies at any point of time.. My own experiences in this context..

They were the early 60s.. I still distinctly remember those times..

Up to Class 7 of my Schooling, just looking at Maths itself was a big terror for me as I could never understand the head and tail of the Subject till that point of time.. In fact, in my 6th and 7th Classes of Schooling, my parents had a certain doubt whether I would pass at all the Exam in Maths..

Luckily, by God's Grace I crossed that stage securing the min pass marks and soon was into 8th class when Composite Maths was introduced fresh which added only a further tension in me making me totally disoriented in my studies.. The Algebra in front was nothing but the Greek and Latin to me and I was totally a lost person when I started comparing myself with the then Classmates of mine in coping up with that Subject..


At that stage, we had a new Maths Teacher who happened to be truly the God Send and was the total Savior of my further Schooling..

Even now I don't know how it worked.. Under the expert guidance of my that ever revered Maths Teacher, I started picking up the subject very fast and soon developed a certain interest in that direction.. My Teacher was truly good, soft, understanding and beyond gentle in guiding making me not only understand the subject but equally rekindled the budding interest in the very subject to such a high level which I can't imagine till date..

Further story followed as expected as the taste of pudding is definitely in eating alone.. I picked up there so fast, soon got into Engineering when the toughest Maths became my favorite Subject and 95 to 100% was the min score I got in all 7 Maths Subjects of 5 yrs which paved my way to securing the First Rank and a Gold Medal at the University Level and later in PG Maths at IIT, Kanpur where the Grade was sure the very much expected 'A'..

Again to say here.. What ever the choice be in answering the Maths questions, every time, I invariably used to answer all without an exception in the allocated time and then only leave the Exam Hall..

Further, I can vouch a 100% that a dedicated Teacher of that time had truly laid that single foundation of kindling a deep interest in me in the Core Subject in the right time.. My Regards to that Great Personality ever remain in my Heart..

Once again going back subsequent to my 12th Class of Schooling, I secured a seat in my Engineering College in Mechanical Branch.. Here, again one of the toughest subjects was the Strength of Materials and it was a terror for the Civil and Mechanical students to face the Exams in the Subject..

At that point of time the 2nd time in my Academic Career, I got the very Right Lecturer for teaching the Subject who with all dedication started explaining the Topic from the fundamental Concepts of Load and Deformation and thus laid again the 2nd strong foundation for understanding that Subject which had finally led me in the third Part of the Subject to secure a 100% Score..

Looking back, I very much feel even to date that the experience with these 2 Excellent Teachers during my total Academic life was truly amazing as they had such a unique skill and deep interest to mold an average student up the ladder creating a true interest in their own pet subjects..

I can say here with great regard and respect to these 2 Personalities that they were really the Great People of my life whom I came across and whom I can never forget for a life time! 

(The Post is written in line with the Indivine Contest #madeofgreat http://madeofgreat.tatamotors.com/)