Thursday, June 30, 2016

ONE IS TRULY A SECRET; THE OTHER NEVER!

It's said,

'Let the home affair be ever a secret; the disease within never!'

Meaning..

  • A home/family secret would settle by itself sooner or later and if such a strife is revealed, a few can take advantage there and trouble me eternally..

  • In respect of disease even if I keep it as a secret, soon it blows up and comes out by itself ridiculing me at the futile attempt made..
  • In a similar sense, in my life I've my own personality the max of which is only known to me. This is like my home secret and I should never reveal this to any one.. Meaning, I should never talk easily as well as less of me openly however nobler the other man's life in front appears to be.. 

To help him out concentrate and meditate, the Master enquired the villager the most interesting thing in his life. He confided that he loved his dear goat kid very much. The Master advised him to keep an image of goat kid in his mind and meditate and nothing more was required from his end..

conveying the basic message that every man is unique at his/her own level and there's nothing to feel less about that!

  • But at the same time when I talk greatly of myself, it's a fact that my mind is diseased with the feelings of pride and prejudice. I may try various means to cover up this ugliness but whatever, soon I'll be out as the other man sees this in no time. So let me be ready to tell the world openly that I'm not great as I do mistakes and equally be ready to take as much punishment as possible for the earlier mistakes I have done and thus truly evolve in my life!
When the highway robber surrendered to the Lord, the Lord advised to him to visit the same village where he made attacks earlier, take wholeheartedly what the villagers would award him as a punishment and come back.. Then alone he could be inducted into the category of close disciples!

conveying the basic message that it alone is the right treatment for the man's so called mental disease of dominating his fellow beings!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WHATEVER.. 
THE FINAL DIRECTIVE COMES FROM THE HOLY HEAVENS ALONE!

It was 7 PM evening hrs.. As the top businessman of the town looked through the huge tinted glass by his side from the 11th floor of the posh hotel relaxing himself in the cushioned sofa, he could notice down the other side of the road, a man of his age slowly packing all that he had spread out for the day for his business. Having finished the packing and securing everything, he started moving homewards..
The businessman observed him till he walked to the end of the street which was pretty long. There the man turned left and had gone out of sight but in about 10 minutes, where the distant road was clearly visible, the man re-appeared there and was seen walking. After another 5 minutes of walk, he made another turn and totally disappeared!

The wealthy man pondered over,

  • “This man had to struggle the whole day under sun and rain, cold and heat, dirt and dust, sell his only skill with him and make his small living for the day walking back home all the way after his work. The next day the routine again starts, his customers would be there in the morning and for that he had to set up his shop much earlier starting from home in the dark hrs of morning..
  • His entire life goes thus with almost no holiday. There's no charm in his life and he is destined to lead that life alone..
  • Compared to him, I've total freedom at work when I go to my office, look at things and pay attention as per need. My life has its own extra comfort. And my holidays too are at my wish. For any travel, I needn't put my foot down and every movement is taken care of. The money with me as well as my special skill do the trick here and they are with me today. And the man right in front of me does not have all that.. What a pity!"
Soon it was time for him to go for the business dinner arranged in another hotel. He attended the same in time that went on till late night at the back of serious business discussions and he was dropped to his hotel around mid night.. Further, he spent some time reading on the then business affairs and went to bed around 1 PM.
  • It was 0530 AM.. The twilight was seen in the eastern sky. The gentleman got up from bed with certain uneasiness. He somehow felt that it was not normal and as his thoughts ran deep it soon
Appeared to be the tough day of no escape in front!

Worried and tensed up, he called up the hotel Authorities and in no time he had to leave his room and in the process, just happened to have a glance through the tinted glass..
  • The man on the road was already back to his work, with his load and bag and was busily arranging the items with a cover above as it started drizzling with intermittent gusts of winds and it soon
Appeared to be the tough day of no escape(?) in front!

Keywords: Holy Heavens, tough day, final directive

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NONE CAN SELECT FOR ME!

One day Morning..

“Hi, Ramesh! I made a small Script. Can you read this and suggest me a good title?” “Why not Suresh? It’s a pleasure to help you. Let me read your script.. Done! OK, here are.. 'aaaaa, bbbbb, ccccc' titles of my choice.. Take any one!”

“Can you suggest a few more?” “OK.. Wait.. 'xxxxx, yyyyy, zzzzz'.. Yes! These are really good.. Take one of them!”

“Seems the 2nd one is good.. One minute.. I’ve got a list here.. Can you look at this once before finalizing?” “Naah! This list appears to be prepared by some Novice in the field.. Don't go for these!”

“Oh, Is it so? OK, I’ll give you a link.. Can you search on the net and suggest?” “Let me see.. (Pause).. Yes, dear! These are the few I could finally select.. They are really good!”

“This one is OK but not so good. This one.. No.. Not at all! This one.. If I give this title to my Script, I'm gone! The 4th one.. Oh.. I can't think of such titles! The 5th one.. Yaar! How can you suggest this for my....?” “Sorry.. Am not getting what you want!"

“What dear? I gave you so much info but still you are not able to suggest one good title.. Is it so difficult? OK.. Leave it.. I'll find out myself! Any way, thanks for spending your time!” “?????“

In the afternoon..

“Hi, Dinesh! I made a small Script. Can you read this and suggest me a good title?” “Why not Suresh? It’s a pleasure to help you. Let me read your script.. Done! OK, give me something. I’ll say whether it's good or not!”

“Why don’t you suggest something? I‘ll be very happy!” “Yeah! I agree.. But selection is your personal choice and I've nothing to say in that.. Once done, as a good friend I’ll confirm that. Please bring out a few, which you like the most!”

“OK! One minute.. Out of these, 'ppppp, qqqqq, rrrrr', I like….... What do you say?” "Yes! The first two are definitely good.. The 3rd one has a small wrong message..”

“Out of the two, which one you suggest?” “That’s once again your choice. For me both are good!”

“My vote is for the 1st one….” “Excellent.. Well suited.. Go ahead!”

“One minute, am seeing a 4th one here. Isn't it good? For me it appears..” “Let me see…. I see a small flaw here, but still it’s up to you to use it!”

“OK.. Let me see.. Wait.. One minute.. No.. The 2nd alone looks to me the best.. I’ll go ahead with that title.. Beautiful, isn't it?” “Yes.. Sure the right choice.. All the best dear!”

“Thanks dear! You really helped me in this selection.. Bye!” "Bye dear!"

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I GOT IT.. I DIDN'T GET IT!

The young man into the new job and family responsibilities was too dashing..

"Life is fantastic.. I love it.. Let me expand!"
were his oft repeated words..

The well-wisher who heard that for a while said on a day..

"No doubt life is fantastic provided one passes thru' such a life in full by the Grace of God forever surrounded by 4 eternal constraints!"

"What's No 1 Sir?"
the young man asked with all curiosity..

"'Between a cup and lip there are many slips..'
I really don't know my future!"

"That appears right.. I should take care.. No 2?"

"'Slow and steady win the race..' 
I can't be running and doing simultaneously!"

"That appears right.. I should take care.. No 3?"

"'Delay makes even the Nectar poisonous..'
I can't postpone my actions!"

"That appears right.. I should take care.. No 4?"

"If you have understood these 3 a 100%,
the 4th one says that it's just a myth!"

"I'm confused.. I didn't get it!"

"Whatever you know thru' your experience and discrimination is not the ultimate.. Volumes and volumes of the unknown of that will still be a fact!"

"Yes! Now I got it.. I'm sorry.. I didn't get it!" 

Keywords: Eternal constraints, cup and lip, slow and steady

Saturday, June 25, 2016

THE DRIPPING ROOF..


That was Sunday early morning hrs.. The South-West Monsoon had set in and there was a big downpour.. As I sat in the veranda of my house, seeing the dripping roof with jets of rain water carrying the dirt accumulated for all those earlier dry days gushing down the slope incessantly, I got lost to my thoughts which ran haphazardly..
  • "I have lots of ambitions in life. I dug out everywhere to know how to meet all those ambitions with my limited resources. I'm finding that my resources are never a match to my ambitions and there's no way of increasing them unless a miracle happens!" 
Suddenly I hit upon a crazy idea.. 
  • 'Why not visit the Saint near our place who is famous for doing miracles and get certain blessings from Him?' 
That's it.. The next day, straight away I headed to that place and prayed to the Great Man help change my base of living!

The Master smiled and said, 
  • “Meditate daily for 2 hrs for the next 3 months and come to me!"
I was thrilled instantly and subsequent to that, meticulously followed what the Master had told me and visited Him again on the D-day. Seeing me, the Master again smiled and said, 
  • “I'm seeing 50% change required in you with the shedding lots of deadwood.. Now on wards, meditate daily for 1 hr for another 3 months and come to me!" 
And no doubt, that I followed and visited Him again an evening. The Master smiled and said, 
  • “I'm seeing 70% change required with all the dead wood gone completely.. Now you have almost tuned yourself.. Come tomorrow.. I'll initiate you for the change!"
The next day as I visited him, he prayed for me and said, 
  • "You are blessed! The change took place in you.. Now on wards, you will be getting what all you truly wish for in your life.. Go home and reconcile to yourself!"
That was again Sunday early morning hrs.. The returning North-East Monsoon had set in and there was a big downpour.. As I sat in the veranda of my house, seeing the dripping roof with jets of clean rain water gushing down the slope incessantly I got lost to my thoughts which no more ran haphazardly..
  • “Yes, the change is there.. But, it's not outside but inside me.. Meaning.. Am truly a changed person now!
  • No one can do wonders for me and bring changes in my worldly possessions and my life style.. It's me that should first get rid of all those cob-web like thoughts of mine which truly engulfed me for the past 6 months making me completely ineffective in my life..
  • Here after, through this change alone I'll investigate, find out what I'm searching for and thus truly meet the purpose of my life all along living happily with what God had given me and what will come to me through my own effort!”
‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Keywords: change, dripping roof

Friday, June 24, 2016

THE MAGICAL END.. TO THE MURMURS IN MY LIFE !

  • “God is truly unfair to me. I very much love my family and am interested in a small life alone for me.. But am continuously suffering. There seems no end to my problems coming up in my life!” 
thus I was often complaining.. An elderly well-wisher of mine called on me on a day and said, 
  • “Dear! I've a permanent solution to your problems.. Take a white sheet, draw a line across the mid of the sheet and above that list out all your problems!”
I quickly wrote the long exhaustive list of mine well fitted into the half page.. A big one indeed!
  • “Now below the line, write down the problems which you see with people around you and which are not with you..”
I started writing all that and soon I was at the end of the paper..
  • "Please take one more sheet and write the left out!" 
I was about to do that but my consciousness warned.. 
  • "No.. That paper too will be over in no time and the next one too.. There's no end to that if you truly start writing.. The memory of yours which had meticulous seen, recorded, compared, felt the comfort of not having that with pity out flowing copiously at all those moments.. Yes.. Truly a list that never ends!"
The well-wisher was staring at me.. 
  • “See dear! At one stage, you may be afraid of even to think of these problems/difficulties which were not there with you at any point of time in your life. But you very well know as well as you see people around living with these problems. And further you might have seen many times smiles too on their faces!" 
he said and concluded,
  • "Dear! If we are honest, let's feel for those people and do something concrete to help them in times of their difficulties of course, without neglecting our own duties towards our families.. Compared to their strain, ours is nothing and God is truly kind to us! 
  • Once you fall in love with such a sacred attitude and start doing that great Yagna of your life I'm sure there after, you'll never search for a complaint book to register your problems as you would be truly a king within yourself may be only the physical crown would be missing.. Don't you want such a Crest Jewel of Pure Love be your companion for the rest of your life?"
And right at that moment alone without a say there, I truly fell in love the second time in my life with all my senses remaining 100% awake!

The Post is written in line with the Indispire Prompt With all your senses, "Fall in Love - One more time"#FallInLove

Keywords: fall in love, second time, problems, pure love

Thursday, June 23, 2016

THE 'HIGHLY FLEXIBLE ADVICE' THAT FOREVER DOES GOOD!

The young man of 25 was a little adamant to change his habits and style of living and there he was not listening to his dad's advice. The dad was thus unhappy and at length sought the help of a close well-wisher to the family to advise his son on the right way of living. The well-wisher met the son on an evening and further to that their talk went thus with the well-wisher enquiring ,

  • “Dear! You are now 25 and you feel that life should be approximately led the way you like to lead, am I correct?”
  • “Yes, Sir! That’s exactly what I like do in few issues and with the rest, I don't have a problem. But my dad never wants me to be like that in those issues only. After all, I too know......”

  • “OK! Tell me one thing. Roughly about 5 yrs back when you were 20 yrs, were you like this only?”
  • “No! I was different. It isn't right any more to be like that!”
  • “Another 5 yrs back?”
  • "What are you saying, Sir?  It's too funny to be like that now.. Who'll do such things?"
  • "OK.. Another 5 yrs back when you were 10 yrs old?"
  • “Oh, No! Don’t talk all that.. That's just childish behavior!”
  • "But tell me, were you not happy with your own those behaviors in those times and never wanted more?”
  • “OK, may be but.....”
  • “If you again look back and recollect, you fully listened to your father in those growing yrs, did what he asked you to do and at the back of all that alone, you are expressing the way you want today. Am I right?”
  • “Yes! I agree.. Because of that I completed my studies, learned certain specific skills, mannerisms and all that useful to express myself today in my life!"
  • “See, dear! Your father has a unique love for you and that love sure does only good to you. And out of that love alone, today too he is trying to tell you what you should do in parallel with your own expressions so that after another 5, 10 and 15 yrs, what you really wish to be in your life can be that reasonably, don’t you agree?”
  • “You are right!”
  • “Then, further I needn't tell you anything. Please pay attention to what your father says now and follow that. It truly does good to you. And remember, he'll never stop you from doing what you want if that really doesn't come in the way of your future growth and welfare.. Sure, there's no doubt here!”
Keywords: father, son, right way of living

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

THE 'TUG OF WAR' THAT CAN NEVER BE LET OFF!

  • On a day at a corner in the forest the cheetah awaits, the deer sighted, the cheetah runs and happily succeeds in his mission with the deer miserably failing in its escape plan because of the lesser initial distance between them..
  • On a subsequent day with a proud feeling the cheetah awaits at another corner in the forest, a new deer sighted, the cheetah runs but strangely fails in his mission with the new deer casually getting thru' it's escape plan because of more initial distance between them.. 
  • The next day believing in the 1st corner the cheetah awaits there, the same new deer sighted, the cheetah runs but squarely fails in his mission with the new deer getting thru' it's smart escape plan of starting early.. 
  • Further to that day back to the 2nd corner the cheetah awaits, the same new deer sighted, the cheetah runs and to his surprise is thru' his mission with the new deer miserably failing thru' its lax escape plan of starting late..
  • On another day at the same 2nd corner, the cheetah awaits, another new deer sighted, the cheetah runs but straight away fails in his mission as he gets hurt in his leg with the new deer getting thru' even with it's lax escape plan..  
  • Subsequent to recovery on a day back to the 1st corner all along blaming the fate the cheetah awaits, the same 2nd new deer sighted, the cheetah runs and surprisingly is thru' his mission with the new deer totally failing as it suddenly trips over in spite of hatching a smart escape plan..
with the basic qualities of cheetah and deer remaining the same all along Viz., 
  • The cheetah can run faster than the deer but only for a short time and 
  • The deer can never compete with cheetah in speed but can run for a longer time! 
This is the exact Competitive Business Scenario in the world with the
  • Basic inherent skills of the Core Working Group, 
  • Timely decisions and actions of Management and 
  • The crucial factors played by the Providence 
together making a Venture a Success or Failure!

Keywords: Cheetah, deer, tug of war, competitive business

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

THE NEVER ENDING 'DOUBLE GAME' OF MINE!

  • The Lord keeps His Entire Creation readied for me and tries waking me up thru' warm sun rays in the morning hrs of the day..
I totally forget this and keep my window curtains pulled in so that I'm not disturbed by the bright sun light and can sleep more!
  • His Creation forever is dearer to Him.. 
I simply forget this and begin my day expanding beyond that sure hurts His Creation! 
  • He created work for me for the day for my well-being.. 
I just forget this and feel that I am forced to run for work daily!
  • Every inch of His Make in the Universe starts supporting me in the day.. 
I sure forget this and think that my monies, name and fame alone are behind that! 
  • He alone is the Originator of all Skills of the Universe.. 
I 100% forget this and feel that my skill alone is doing the wonders at my work! 
  • He expects me to forgive others in my interactions of the day.. 
I no doubt forget this and instantly hate all those people who try to come in my way!
  • He has given me a certain capacity to help myself as well as help others to the extent possible..
I invariably forget this and use the entire capacity to expand myself making it zero for my next man! 
  • He said, 'I am with you all the time through an Ardent Faith in you; nothing more is to be done here from your side!'
Knowingly well too, I forget this and often get into the elaborate Rituals of Worshiping Him without an exception!  
  • He alone saved me all the time myself just doing my part of work therein.. 
I in no time forget this and feel proud of my attention and care having done the best job there! 
  • At the end of the day, there is a chance for me to repent for all the wrong done and ready myself not to repeat it the next day.. 
Alas! Here too, I feel proud of what all I had done for the day and plan my next day with double vigor on similar lines! 

Keywords: God, repent, Creation

Sunday, June 19, 2016


A 'UNIQUE LOVE IN NATURE' THAT TRULY SPEAKS VOLUMES!

Everything till then was so rosy and perfect people thought that the man is truly in great love and they had their own laurels for the person for being so much dedicated there in..

Suddenly developed a situation that sure needed a certain definite Sacrifice from the man ready to share the related pain, guilt and agony of the aggrieved party but unfortunately that sacrificing for such a noble cause alone held the man tight squarely directing away from that actually to be done..

Instead, another great program was put on to the anvil bringing countless number of patch works into action with great vigor but all that show didn't help a bit and the aggrieved party's pain remained the same..

Further actions of tempo too added therein with some prices fixed everywhere and every available help around sought without a single exception but all that appeared less alone before what exactly was required to be done with the Monies, Power and Status seen very much limited..

Having found no go, the aggrieved party turned to God and prayed with an open heart for a solution and instantly there was
A Great Message from the Skies
to the man who all the time was just skipping the required action..

'The simplest to do in the situation is
Love the job in front and do the related sincerely 
as that Pure Love will alone do wonders in reality..

It can stop the Oceans rolling up and down
It can scale down Mountains and rise
The Sky itself will descend on to the earth under Its influence
which when scaled down to basics is ultimately
nothing but upholding the seven qualities required from you Viz.,
Attention.. Care.. Fearlessness.. Patience..
Perseverance.. Humility.. and Cheerfulness..
And equally I have equipped you with these in
abundance for use all the time!

Let man do wonders in the world by
Controlling the Roaring Oceans,
Scaling the Mighty Mountains and
Reaching the Limits of Sky
Thru' the Innovative and Scientific Temper within
but let these Sacred Seven
be never stopped from coming out which alone
ultimately keep
The Ever Craved Human Touch in the World
 Intact!'

The Post in line with the IndiSire requirerment Loving is not always an easy task. Love comes with it's shareof pain and guilt. Share a story or invent one where that pain is revealed in a form unimaginable, in a direction not-thought. #thatstory

Keywords: Sacrfice, Love, Sacred Seven, Human Touch, Scientific Temper

Saturday, June 18, 2016

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.. A UNIQUE RESPONSIBILITY WELL DISCHARGED!

I was 10 yrs old.. My mother said, “Go to the temple, Pray to God and come back.. The Almighty takes care of you!” Along with that she reminded me of the procedures to follow there..

I was too enthusiastic.. Went there and exactly did what my mother told but for the final ringing the bell as I had to jump since I couldn't reach that height, I was harshly told by the Authorities to go away and not to cause nuisance in the Premises leaving me totally confused and tensed up at that tender age..

  • My father instantly rose to the occasion.. He intervened and made it clear to the Authorities that children are the Incarnation of God and it was wrong to admonish me who was devotedly doing what others do with my own limitation
Thus restoring my confidence back to 100%!
Soon I had grown to a young adolescent of 18 and constant questioning / advices too started pouring into my ears from my father shaking my confidence a bit temporarily..
  • “What happened to the work I asked you to finish yesterday?”
  • “I told you to go and talk to that man and tell him……… Why did you not do that and wasted the whole day?”
  • “Go to the place, wait till the man turns out, talk to him and tell him…..”
  • “Dear! In your age, you know..I had taken up a big responsibility of..... These are also like that only!”
  • “OK! You might have done this now, but don’t relax.. Tomorrow, we are together going and getting the monthly needs for our house.. OK?”
And as planned we both went there, I was made to involve in buying and bringing all that stuff in a small open van along with him. On the way as the vehicle maneuvered a steep up, it suddenly swiveled and rested on the edge of the road tilting precariously towards the side slope.
  • My father instantly jumped out of the vehicle shouting, "Dear! Leave everything and get down first!" and as I just got off in a hurry letting off the items in my hand, he hugged me and comforted me with the tins of oil, few powders and some items thrown on to the road by the side standing as the true testimony of his ever available support if an exigency calls for
Thus boosting my confidence back to 100%!


Finally, when I being a grown up personality of mid thirties was in the process of changing over to another job, my father wished me all the best along with a caution..
  • "I may be none here to intervene as the present crucial decision may help you to come up further better in your life and a few times may not help you and instead may create a problem.. Discuss the matter in detail with your colleagues and other contemporary well wishers keeping my doubt fresh in the mind.. Best Wishes.. I'm sure you would be a success here
Thus finally ticking that same confidence almost a 100%!

Friday, June 17, 2016

THE RESPONSIBILITIES WITH US TRULY HAVE NO LIMIT!

A young man was disturbed beyond at Home, in Office and in the Neighborhood by hearing oft spoken complaints from there..

At Home..


“Of late, you are not all caring for us and beyond rebuke us for asking something.. What had happened to you all of a sudden? You look different, talk different and behave different and we feel........!"

At Office..


"What had happened to you man, you are getting into problems everywhere? Anything wrong?  You see, this is Office and unless you become attentive and show a certain care here...........!"

In the Neighborhood..

"He does not know how to talk to people and make friends. Interact with him a bit close, that's it, you'll know the next moment.. Does this man know at all that we as neighbors living at one place have got to interact at a decent level and...........?"

And his reaction too for all that said and heard..

“Am trying to do my best everywhere but still I'm targeted. Others never understand that there's a limit to everything and simply expect the Moon. Can't I have my own way for a while?”

Soon that touched a limit, he could no more hold it to himself and one fine day disclosed his feelings to an elderly well wisher, a man of deep Wisdom. The elderly listened to the young man in depth, was silent for a while and said, 


“Dear! Why not we both first go to our temple, Pray to God and come back. That’s a good start for any solution!”

The young man was happy and they soon walked to their temple and as they were in the midst of offering their heart felt Prayers to the Lord they heard 
Sloka 44 Chapter XI of Srimad Bhagavad Gita being recited in low tone in the premises with the meaning explained by the side. After seeing His Enchanting Viswaroopam, Prince Arjuna bows down to Lord Krishna and says

'Tasmat pranamya pranidhaya kayam
Prasadaye tvam aham isam idyam
Piteva putrsya sakheva sakhyuh
Priyah priyayarhasi deva sodhum'


'Therefore, bowing down, prostrating my body, I crave thy forgiveness O adorable Lord. As a father (guardian) forgives the son (ward), a friend the (dear) friend, as a lover the beloved, even so shouldst thou forgive me O God!'

Finishing their Prayer, as they came out the elderly smiled and said, 


"Dear! Thru' the famous Sloka you heard just now while in Temple, Prince Arjuna, the highly evolved Disciple of Lord Krishna too compared the All Lovable Care of Lord to that of a devoted Father (Guardian), a true Friend (Colleague or Neighbor) or a faithful Lover (Partner) making it crystal clear the Ever Sacred Responsibilities attached to us to perform as we live thru' these Roles in our life..

At this moment, are you really prepared to do these Sacred Jobs with you in the best possible way by sincerely taking the day to day feedback from your people thru' what they say or just ready to run away the earliest from the single situation that comes up looking it as a burden thru' the oft repeated excuse 

'Others never understand that there is a limit to everything and simply expect the Moon!'?

Tell me frankly.. The ball is in whose Court presently?"

Keywords: Office, home, neighborhood, responsibilities, Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


THE EVER RISING STRENGTH IN ME!


There is 
A Greater Help
that is in plenty around but man has to 
Feel its presence and take cognizance of that!

And that 
Superior Help 
is ever veiled by man's unending greed for 
Power, Money and Social Status!

When a man gets a glimpse of 
That Help by the Grace of Moment, 
instantly 
The Impossible 
appears 
Not so much Impossible, 
with a little more steadfastness 
Looks Possible, 
and soon 
Starts becoming Possible 
and with the steadfastness continued beyond, 
Ultimately Becomes Possible or not 
but with such
A New Energy within, 
the instant firm decision in the man would be 
'I will do my job, stand to the situation and beyond take whatever comes up!'

And that alone ultimately works 
Setting right the knotted issues in front
as the fear in the mind 
Unable to stand to that Firmness 
will silently retreat!

And at the back of further Steady investigation
by the man who is freed from 
The immediate Onslaught,
the way to go ahead steadily becomes 
Truly Known in the situation!

Keywords: Greater Help, Grace of the Moment, 
Steady Investigation

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

THE 'OTHER GOD' IN OUR LIFE!

Being part of the routine of my retired life, that day too after my morning walk as I settled for a while at a small Restaurant for my favorite cup of morning tea, my ears unconsciously were lent to the then conversation going on between the Manager and the Waiter when a visitor asked for 2 specific dishes..
  • "Is..... available? Our Customer wants!" 
  • "Not available!" 
  • "OK! Is..... available?" 
  • "No.. Not available!" 
As the visitor finally settled with the next available item, the Manager was heard softly correcting the Waiter..
  • "Dear! Don't ever say in front of our Customer 'Not available!' The right answer is 'It's just over!'; that's it!" 
For a minute I got a doubt how it mattered on what the Waiter had said but the next moment it struck me... "Yes.. There's a sea of difference here..
  • One showing off a casual behavior but the other depicting a caring but helpless attitude as the item prepared was too delicious! 
As I started sipping my tea, suddenly I was taken back to the memories of my 38 yrs of work life where in the Client interactions that were heard and took place were seen moving thru' my mind afresh..
  • "Have you spoken to our Customer on phone? Yaar! In this Company the Chief Executive/CEO alone can do that.. Right now go, meet him and say sorry for that.. And here after never do this mistake at any time.. Okay?" 
  • "You want your GM's permission to come to my place? No problem.. Be prepared to be in my Office in the next half hr!" 
  • "I expect you to be witness for the verbal argument that took place between myself and your other Customer in this meeting.. My people make a detailed report and bring it to you for your signature!" 
  • "You were witness to the verbal fight that took place in the meeting and you only manage that.. I may be your Boss but I don't want to get involved here!" 
  • "You came to the meeting to tell that your deliveries would be delayed? Right now go out, talk to your GM on phone and if you don't get an answer you need not come back.. Your CEO will make you give that answer!" 
  • "Dear! The Customer wants the item be working 100% to his satisfaction right now.. Just send it to him, forget about the lapses you noticed in it and pray to God.. If that passes thru', we are saved.. But right now, if you quote the deficiency that needs correction from your side, no issue but from tomorrow on wards you will sure be searching for your next job!" 
And at the back of those never fading memories, I could equally recollect how the importance of Customer had grown in my eyes starting from the initial concept that
  • The Customer is an important person in our premises.. 
thru' the stages that
  • The Customer is not just the important person but a VIP too in our Premises.. 
  • The Customer is not just a VIP but indirectly a King too in our Premises.. 
  • The Customer is truly a King in our Premises.. 
  • The Customer is not just a King, but some times more than a King too in our Premises.. 
  • Forget about more than a King, the Customer sometimes is like the God in our Premises.. 
And finally tapering up to the ultimate that
  • The Customer is none but just the other God in our Premises!
Keywords: Customer, Important Person, VIP, King, God

Monday, June 13, 2016

A RIGID DISCIPLINE IS A BIG TRAP HERE!

A man of rigid discipline in Philosophical Path in respect of his habits, behavior and thinking and a sick man with a certain disease visited an Ashram at the same time.

The Head of the Ashram welcomed both, comforted the sick man and blessed him saying, 


“You will be alright soon!” 

Subsequently, the man left happily.. The Head then turned to the man of discipline and said, 

“I can't find a cure for your disease!”

The man wondered at this and said, 

“Reverend Sir! I am perfectly healthy and there is no problem with me. I just visited you to pay my respects and get your blessings!”

The Master smiled and said, 
  • “Dear! The sick man who visited me was only physically diseased and soon he could either become better or adjust mentally to live with the disease and thus be happy.. But strangely, in your case your entire personality is diseased with your own rigid discipline.. 
  • Further, this will increase in time with a confidence by the side that ‘I am improving’ and as a contagious disease spreads by leaps and bounds among people around thus doing the never expected damage.. In this process, many feel that they are equally evolved which is nothing but the highest form of one's own self deception without one's knowledge.. 
  • Tell me, is such a condition not worse than an Epidemic? An Epidemic too may go away in time but this disease will never leave us and only strength more and more firmly with time!” 
The Master concluded, 

“Philosophy of life never expects one to get into a  rigid discipline.. As the Great Saint had said,
  • 'It is as hard as the rock but at the same time as soft as the butter!'
conveying the inherent meaning of the high flexibility of all the procedures and methods involved there in.. And ultimately, it is living a life out of one’s own right understanding at heart which forever asserts the principle..
  • ‘Contain yourself the maximum and curtail the other never!’
All these rigid disciplines here truly take one nowhere whereas all along an ordinary man at the back a certain simplicity in his/her life not bothered about these elaborate procedures would definitely be leading a nobler life; no doubt here!”

Keywords: rigid, discipline, contain, curtail not, Ashram, Head, diseased

Sunday, June 12, 2016

WELCOME TO CAFE KARMA... MY ACTIONS ALONE SPEAK IN MY LIFE!


A father very often used to treat his son with a Special Toffee and the boy's friend with an Ordinary One whenever they were together.
  • “I have a greater responsibility towards my son and than towards his friend. I am simply doing my job!” 
used to be his answer to any one who happened to point out the differential treatment.
  • "But it's not right to show that differential treatment in front of his friend. It's unethical!"
a few well wishers used to point out.
  • "That way if I do daily, it's going to be a costly process. And equally I don't want to give my son almost daily the Ordinary Toffee. What else can I do here?"
used to be his argument.

Another gentleman in a similar situation used to give the Ordinary Toffee to his son as well as to his friend keeping the cost well under control saying that his son did not need special attention from him in such cases and so both were equal to him and he could not differentiate there.

  • "But he is your son and why do you deny him daily something Special?"
a few well wishers used to ask..
  • "I agree but that way it's too costly for me to give both of them Special Toffees. And it's equally unethical to give that Special Toffee secretly to my son when his friend is with him by the side. The best option in the situation is this alone!"
used to reiterate the father..

Days passed thus and soon they rolled into months and years.. Both the sons had grown into full matured individuals with their own attached family responsibilities and both the fathers had become old with their own infirmities..

The first one ever expected something or the other from his father.. 

  • “Why are you not treating me Special? I see you keep a lot of monies with you and neither you spend that on yourself nor prepared to give me out of that. I was all the time Special to you. Is this the way you treat me as Special? Further, all along I see few others who constantly interact with you too are eating into this which is genuinely mine!” 
The second ever used to reiterate,
  • “My father has every right to live like me and be happy in his own way. I don’t want any Special monies or facilities from him and my life can well be managed with the capabilities he developed into me. 
  • In fact, his capacities are down now and I should rise to the occasion. Let me see if I can help him at this stage so that his day to day activities go on smoothly in the association of his friends and nearby!” 
A story that truly fits in to the WOW Challenge.. Welcome to Cafe karma!

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


Keywords: Special, ordinary, son, father, old