Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AT WORK/IN LIFE.. A TRUE STRESS BUSTER!

  • A bad workman quarrels with his tools.. I'm the No 1 tool at my work and when I'm stressed up, I'm eternally linked to this quarrel. Let me be a good workman first and then only find out I'm stressed or not! 

  • A problem shared is a problem halved.. Being stressed out is a problem and no doubt I am 100% bottling it. Let the safety valve be opened to let off this pressure thru' talking to some one open! 
  • A stitch in time saves nine.. The extra steam has to 'go' soon; else more to repent later! 
  • All is well that ends well.. The end for the day is just to be happy' and nothing else; It doesn't matter how my day went on if I really work for this end! 
  • Better late than never.. I may be a sum of 100 averages but glad that I am a single piece today.. Let me not try making all these averages 'the best' at the cost of myself becoming 100 pieces out of that stressed situation! 
  • Failure is the stepping stone to success.. Then why a big 'cry' here? 
  • Haste makes waste.. Why not I truly relax for a while? 
  • Health is wealth.. Should I lose this 'Precious Wealth' to all those flimsy worries? 
  • Make hay when the Sun shines.. Why am I very much blocking the same Sun through my worry? 
  • No man can serve two Masters.. Why am I serving this second Master called the 'Monster Stress' with me? 
  • No one died of hard work.. Yes.. Sure never died but many times were made themselves 'Living Corpses' by being stressed up all along! 
  • No pains, no gains.. As lots of pains have already been taken up in this direction, why should I throw away all that materialized straight into the trash bin by keeping worried? There's no so much energy to re-gain all this! 
  • Opportunity knocks at every door.. Some think it is nuisance! What am I doing to my this one Opportunity that knocked my door long ago when I was in dire need? 
  • Practice makes perfect.. Sure very much correct but which practicing am I aiming at.. My job skills or worrying? 
  • Rome was not built in a day.. So why should I worry beyond for meeting my time schedules too? 
  • There is a trick in every trade.. Why am I delaying in mastering the trick of managing my stress? 
  • There is no substitute for hard work.. As worry stands no where in the queue of even the substitute, why am I valuing this one so much and stopping my hard work? 
  • Time and Tide wait for none.. Is it wisdom to be preoccupied with worry when burning issues are in front? 
  • Time is Money.. Since worry is a negative money with fortune going on Medical bills, why not I wake up and straight away save this fortune right at this point of time? 
  • Where there's a will, there's a way.. Can't I become 'Stress Free' through this 'Will?' 
  • Work is Worship.. Instead, am I worshiping my 'Worry' by being pre-occupied with it? 
  • Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.. Am I ever the culprit here in blowing up this shadow? 
  • You never know what you can do until you try.. Have I tried to be stress free at work which is one hundred percent possible by seeing others around me so jovial as the 'Living Proof' of same? 
  • At work, no one is indispensable.. My Boss very much knows this.. Let me not crave for consolation in this matter, instead let me be stand to the requirement! 
Keyword: stress

Saturday, August 12, 2017

SURE A COMFORTING THING/THOUGHT DOES THAT JOB TEMPORARILY, BUT WHY NOT LOOK FOR A BETTER SOLUTION?

### The people of a small town were constantly afraid of robbers. They appointed a night watchman for their safety in the night. Daily, the night watchman on vigil at midnight used to repeat the words,

  • 'Hoshiyaar.. Jagte Raho (Be alert and be awake)!' 
All at the back of their fears used to get up from their sleep, check the doors for security and go back to sleep.

A young man thought one night,

  • 'Am I coolly sleeping off in my life with this monster fear of losing/failing never leaving me? Why not drive it out once for all and be at peace instead of living with many alternate things/thoughts?'
He thus got an Instant Awakening, opened the doors at that midnight itself and walked off into jungles for Meditation and Penance for ultimate Peace!

Thus, any failure or unbalance in my emotions produces unknown fear in me and to fight it out, I get into a belief by substituting the most comforting thought in mine at that point of time and start doing related actions instead of directly looking at that fear as much possible.

No doubt, any type of belief is just a matter of time and I am sure exposed to the danger of totally feeling helpless again when that my belief is questioned at the root making me again embrace another belief.

My life thus goes with a series of beliefs, there is no end here as well as there is no go too for me as I am an ordinary man of no great Insight unless I firm up to do my bit in this context which no doubt, is well possible for a personality of my level.

### A crow got a piece of meat but in no time, a dozen crows attacked it together. The crow flew branch to branch to escape from the attack but the dozen crows equally followed.

It was restless for a while and finally in a total helpless state dropped the piece of meat to ground. The chasing crows instantly left the original crow and went after the piece of meat fighting within themselves. The original crow rested peacefully on the branch of the tree. A Sage passing by saw that and thought,

  • 'The only way to be at Peace in this world is to drop off the possessions / attachments with me!'
Seen thus, no single thought of self protection will do good ultimately unless I get into a mode of
  • Certain concrete actions of self sacrifice whatever
and
  • Start serving the humanity at large to the extent possible
Which actions alone stabilize me in my life and make me stronger day by day to face such failures if any in future.. 

Of course, the end of this is never known and equally that is not my aim too here this moment except living a life of fullness all along doing what is

'Right!'

to the max extent possible!

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt When you are down with emotions and failures... what would be the one thing or thought which would lift you up.. push your failures behind and bring you back on track #onething

Keywords: sacrifice, serving

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MAKE USE OF PAST; LIVE IN PRESENT!

A man simply believed 'Beyond' in a situation in front. In no time, his 'Belief' was questioned / threatened to some extent. For a while, he got confused and was unhappy not knowing the reason for it.

He tried to question 'The Other Man in Picture' in a soft way. 'That Man' had 'No Go' and had to say politely,

  • 'Sorry for troubling you. But my interests are different and tell me shouldn't I live my life out of that freedom?'
Forced to agree with what the other man had said but invariably hurt within, he tried to see if there was anything he could do with the 'Material' involved in the 'Process of his Belief.' But soon he found there too
  • The 'Material' remaining 'Inert' with no change feasible!
Finally, he looked at himself, the 'Believer' and straight away put a question to himself,

“Why did I believe here 'Beyond?'”

There was an instant Answer and he was lucky to perceive That.

“Yes! That was the 'Mistake' done by you.

  • An 'Experience of Earlier Times' which never belonged to the 'Present' but 'Similar in Nature' and gave a 'Positive Result' firmed up a 'Belief' in you that if the 'Same actions' are repeated again, the results would sure be 'Positive!' 
But in the process, you had forgotten that
  • 'The Man' and 'The Material' 
In picture, even though had a 'Reference' to the 'Original' belonged to the 'Present' and

Thus your 'Repetition' of the 'Same Actions' at this point of time gave not the 'Positive Results' of 'Pleasure' but only a 'Certain Pain!'


The man instantly felt better and firmed in himself,

“Yes! From now onwards, I try to discipline myself and act in such a way that

  • The 'Present' alone guides me as much as possible 
and
  • The 'Past' remains as 'Reference of Knowledge' at the back interfering least with the 'Present!' 
Thus done, I would many times be coming up with
  • A 'New Experience' in my life which may be 'Bitter' on the face of it 
But
  • Sure embedded with 'Peace' and 'Harmony' at the core which ultimately give a 'Meaning' to my life 
As the 'Comparisons' are very much minimized in such a 'Scenario!'

Keywords: Past, Knowledge, Present, Action

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MAY BE TOUGHER AND HARDER BUT NEVER IMPOSSIBLE!

A young man was traveling in a city bus.. At a stop, a busy individual got into the bus with an on-going call on his mobile phone. He sat in front of the young man and started talking and laughing on the phone making wild hand gestures instantly attracting the attention of other passengers in the bus.

  • The talk was quite loud and continuous with bursts of laughter in between causing disturbance to others. As the bus conductor approached him for issue of the ticket, the man without stopping his talk, signaled to him on his destination and gave a Note. Murmuring within, the conductor issued the ticket and moved on.
  • The loud talk and laughter continued for 5 mts but to the astonishment of every one around all of a sudden, it changed to smiles with a lowered intensity but continued.. 
  • Another 5 mts passed thus and suddenly, every one around heard him saying ‘Hello…. Hello…. Hello….’ and it looked the party on the other side of the phone had disconnected the call..
  • The man still continued talking in himself in a further reduced tone.. Subsequently, he was found muttering within and soon was seen cursing the man who was on the phone at the other end a few minutes back.. 
  • In another 5 mts, the man's stop came up, he got down from the bus silently and slowly disappeared from the scene with his head totally bent down!
Seeing the incident the young man thought,

"If I really want to live happily in this world, it's ever my duty to see that
  • I interact exact to the requirement in a situation to the max extent possible, 
  • I carry on this interaction to the extent the other party permits with certain cool and beyond just manage the situation for the completion of work 
and
  • In the process, I'll take care to see that other people around me who are not a party to this action are never inconvenienced or put to trouble! 
And ultimately, this discipline alone is going to be ideal for me at any point of time in my life as in such a scenario, none can really point me out and nothing can truly affect me..
  • Of course, this discipline would never make me really happy in my life unless I ready myself to forego a few of my own assets and facilities too in a limited way to help control the above activities instead of holding on to mine.. 
Done in this way, I would be truly identifying myself with my 'Original' as is to the best of my knowledge!”

Concurring with the young man's thoughts, Slokas 23 and 24, Chapter 2 of Srimad Bhagavad Gita were heard being recited melodiously on the distant loud speakers with the meaning explained in parallel..

'Nainam chindanti sasrtani nainam dahati pavakah
nacainam kledayanty apo na sosayati marutah

achhedyo yam adahyo yam akledyo sosya evaca
nityhsarva gatah sthanur acalo yam sanatanah!'


'Weapons cannot harm, fire cannot burn, water cannot wet, wind cannot dry up the Soul..

It is (just) indestructible, incombustible, insoluble and unwitherable, eternal, all-pervading, immovable and primordial!'

Keyword: soul

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MY TAKE ON FRIENDSHIP!

From the ancient times to the modern digital age, forever the reference to the true friendship in life at the highest level goes to the story of Damon and Pythias.

When Phythias was awarded the death sentence by the dictator King for plotting against him, he requested the King to permit him to visit his home town before taking up the death penalty. The King said that he could never believe that he would come back but Damon came forward and requested the King to permit his friend go home and in case he could not return, himself would take up the death sentence on him.


The King left Phythias and it so happened that he could never come back in the promised time. Damon readied himself for taking up the death sentence and was about to be hanged when Phythias came back and asked the King to hang him. 

Damon objected to that saying that as his friend's appointed time had crossed, as per agreement he alone had to be hanged and requested the King to do so. Equally Phythias did not agree for that as he was the original man to be hanged.

Seeing their true friendship, the King got pleased beyond and left both free.
  • This story of our olden times upholds a certain sacrifice required in keeping up good friendship else there is no meaning to that as in good times all will appear very much of helping type!
As we scale down measuring the friendship from the highest mentioned above, the next level is defined thru' the well known proverb
  • 'A friend in need is a friend indeed!'
Very much confirming to the fact that unless one rises to this requirement it can't be called the true friendship.

If further scaled down, it settles at an average give and take policy and such relations are often better defined as

  • 'Acquaintances rather than the friends!'
Further down the ladder if the friend starts becoming more average, it's better remember the precept in all such dealings that
  • 'The gap between average friends and enemies is too less!'
As that friend can turn out to be a threat too in no time with the additional strength of knowing the certain secrets of his once upon a time friend.

Steep down this relation is the stage when the only reason of appearing as friend seems to be thru' the oft remembered/mentioned precept

  • 'If additional money is sensed, new friendships surface in no time!'
Finally, to the bottom most of this relation such interactions stoop down to the last level of dangerous friendship which forever asserts the statement
  • 'If dishonest levels match, new friendships appear in no time!'
The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt Your take on 'Friendship in Digital Age'. 30 Jul is International Day of Friendship. #friendship

Keyword: friendship

Saturday, August 5, 2017

TRULY THE BOSOM FRIEND OF MY LIFE WHO NEVER LEFT ME TILL DATE!
  • No doubt, he was the best friend of my life, many times he came into my life and never he left me a day alone.. 
  • Whenever he was with me, forever he was in great need but never left his smile a single time as he interacted with me.. 
  • He never became impatient just because I was in a hurry and couldn't pay the required attention towards him even though I might have felt irksome to see him daily and a few times might have cursed myself as my patience ran out.. 
  • Wherever I used to go, he invariably happened to follow me forever giving certain specific works to me never keeping me idle.. 
  • He never expected me to treat him in a particular specified/royal way and whatever I could deliver in his case, he used to take it wholeheartedly..
  • I might have not noticed his presence often but ever he was by my side appearing in various styles..
  • He never robbed me, I never became poor in my life just because I constantly helped him and in fact, I was rich the other way..
  • His patience, politeness, obedience and a certain discipline were forever commendable..
  • This life is nothing but a golden chance given to me by the Almighty to serve such a friend and to see myself truly rise in my life and I don't know, how much I really did my portion of duty in this context..
  • Whatever I might have done till date to this my best friend of life is forever less only as God expected me to act sure at my level which is truly given to me to discharge this sacred duty keeping aside all those usual murmurs and protests for a while for not getting something in my life and help this very unforgettable friend of mine..
The 'other man by my side' in my life!

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

an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Keyword: the other man

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MY WISHES AND PLANS 
Vs
THE GREATER WISH AND THE GREATER PLAN!

I always carry a wish with me and will constantly be trying to implement my plan in my life to satisfy the wish. In parallel exists a Greater Wish and a Greater Plan in this Universe and the Almighty Takes Care of that!

Whenever there is a contradiction between my wish and God's Plan, it sure results in confusion and sorrow. Thus seen, it's ever my duty that I take cognizance of the Greater Wish and Greater Plan and as I busy myself with my wish and my plan.

But my mind is sure such a fickle entity with me which sooner or later makes me forget this Truth, propels me to rule as if I am all and makes me content with a lip prayer offered to the Lord as a ritual at the end of each day.

No doubt, it's humanly impossible to bring my 'wish and plan' close to the Almighty’s 'Wish and Plan' but I can definitely start working for it as ultimately there alone lies my Sacred Duty. And that Duty basically comprises of
  • Taking care of my physical body well.. 
Without which all my wishes and plans have to be straight away put into cold storage at one stroke,
  • Myself playing safe to the best of my abilities.. 
Without which I at this point of time may wish and plan meticulously but accidents happen only once in life,
  • Working for my living..
Without which all my wishes and plans will sure carry the curse of the hard working souls of the world who indirectly support me there,
  • Taking care of my family needs..
Without which many of my wishes and plans ever linked to my family welfare and never less of that at any time are sure at stake,
  • Working for a good social rapport..
Without which my wishes and plans can never go thru' smooth as people around me ever support in that task and
  • Doing the rest of the activities which more or less confirm to my own Nature but surely result in welfare of the other man with a heartfelt Prayer offered to the Lord at the end of each day..
Without which my wishes and plans can never start rising towards the Greater Wish and Greater Plan of the Almighty!Doing these works with all sincerity, basically sure establishes certain stability in my life.
  • Rest depends on my own personality the back ground of which is truly unknown to me at this moment and further to say that the same cannot be altered through any known method to me 
Unless the Lord's Grace Descends on me!

Keywords: wish, plan

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I NEVER SEE THE MOLE ON MY BACK!


The telephone rang up.. 
  • “Hello, Sir! How are you? Yeah! Going on.. No problem.. It's good you rang up now. I was totally out of mood today. At least a talk with you makes me better. You know.. The issue.. Yes, yes.. That one is really bothering me these days.. 
  • Sir! I collected all the documents required and submitted. But still they say, some more are required. I see no end to this talk. I tell you, if they really want to look into my issue, it can be done in no time. In fact, mine is a straight forward case. 
  • One day, there was a promise that it would surely be done by the next day. I went there with lot of hope at the promised hour. But the person was on leave. None could do anything.
  • Another day, the same hope was there and the man was there too. But he referred me to some other person who was not in station on that day. 
  • OK, I waited.. That man came back and wanted some time to answer me. And you know, it's a week since he told me that and there's absolutely no call from him! 
  • I don’t know why this happens.. These days, 'True Values' are not respected at all and that type of 'Work Culture' had entered everywhere. 
  • How nice it would be if every one pays a little more attention and cares a little for the man at the receiving end! It's really a sad part of our life. OK, Sir! Bye.. We will talk later!”
There was some silence for a while. Again the phone rang up..
  • “Hello.. Yes! Please.. Speaking..You are?...... OK, what's the matter?...... Yes, yes…I told you clearly yesterday that your job needs one week time. And why do you ring up now? 
  • Yes! Our Rules may say two working days. But that's only on paper. Actually there will be so many other issues never seen by the Rule Maker. That's why it takes time. 
  • You see, we too are humans and there is a limit for us. I'm already struggling with many problems here and you are adding your problem. And don’t waste my time now like this. I tell you clearly.. I have to check many things before okaying your issue. It may take more time and I say, I needn't stick to what I promised. 
  • Please wait.. And don’t go on disturbing me in my busy hours. Keep the phone down and wait till you hear from me!”

Keywords: Work Culture, Values

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FOREVER THE GIST OF 'BETTER LIVING!'

A boy and his younger brother were playing a game. They had a scuffle. The younger one said,

  • “I won 10 points till now!” 
The elder said,
  • “No, the last score was nil. You've only 9 points with you!”
And sure to say, it was an endless argument for sometime..

Meanwhile their father with his friend came to the spot in search of them. The two children instantly referred their dispute to their father. He smiled and said,

  • “My dear children! Do you remember what I tell you both daily? Why don't you do that first?” 
The children remembered what the father used to say daily. That’s all, they both left their fight and became one!

Seeing that, the friend asked the father what he was telling them daily.

The father said,

"Dear! There's only one message to them from me in this context.

  • The better off, naturally the elder should always start the interaction with a helpful attitude towards the younger as he himself is privileged in respect of having better capabilities of life. 

  • The younger without a second thought should first pay respects to the elder and begin the interaction as he can become better only by learning from the capable i.e, the elder bother. 
As they thus begin their dialogue, in no time, each sees his mistake and the dispute is gone! I repeat this daily to them and it had become part of a ritual for them.

But here, the angers too are never less and cloud their memories often. So reminders are needed and when thus reminded, their approach changes instantly and the fights fizzle out. 


The most important aspect of this 'Great Work Out' is.. 
  • I am the one and only reference to them in their life and they both believe me a 100% here.. And take from me, I never intervene and try settling their disputes at any point of time!” 
The Creator from Above smiled,
  • “A similar message is there for My children too on the earth and I repeatedly remind that through the preachings of the Learned. 
And when they see my Presence as ‘One’, then alone they can settle their disputes and remain in peace!”

Keyword: BETTER LIVING

Monday, July 31, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND 

THE RELIGION/CASTE BASED POLITICS! 

The citizen mused.. 

'I distinctly enjoy a 100% 2 freedoms in my life under the democratic ruling in practice in my country..

The no 1 of that being my freedom of expression in my life! 

When I proceed to talk on any specific issue, the concerned Specialist group challenges me on lack of experimentation from my side.. 

When I talk 'what is what' about any ruling issues, the powerful around stop me from doing that through a threat of physical attack.. 

When I talk of any general issue around, the concerned group invariably stops me from doing that through a threat of litigation.. 

When I try to talk as a representative of my own group, my group Head gives me guidelines on what to talk.. 

I am left with to talk freely only what I learnt in my schooling and feel safe which 
no one objects, no one questions and no one modifies! 

Thus I enjoy my freedom of expression for a full 5 yr term being constantly tossed upon the frying pan from end to the end with the freedom from which end to which end being totally my choice alone when 

The second freedom of mine.. The Right to Vote surfaces!

Here in, I'll be free to elect my Ruling Rep again for getting tossed upon the frying pan for the next 5 yrs but 
Electing the Rep sure saves me from directly falling into the fire below my pan 
As that process indirectly prevents the readily waiting dictator to take over once for all making me lose both the freedoms at one stroke.. 
Else no regrets..

Let the caste/religion based politics be part and parcel of my life!' 

The Post is written in line with the 
Indispire Prompt 

keywords: 
religion, caste, politics

Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE TRUE STORY OF A MAGIC WAND!


That night I was restless.. 

Yes.. I want to help the difficult and less privileged people around me max and bring a meaning to their living in the fastest way.

But I was constantly discouraged here not to overdo and advised to be in the right path.

'That soon made me rage within.. 

Why can't I do a good thing straight away? 

The people are sure stopping me to bring in the faster change; I don't know why!'

‘Give me a magic wand and I will bring a drastic change to the social surroundings the next moment!'
I thought.

Lo.. To my surprise.. 
The next moment the wand was in my hands.
'Yes..This's what I wanted and
None can stop me now from doing what I wanted!'

In no time, 
I wielded my wand with certain numbers in the list and
That change I wanted instantly materialized.
Yeah! Truly a great achievement; isn't it?

What next?

Let me include more and more numbers and bring the great change in their lives.. 
Sure.. That too soon happened in no time..

What next?

Yes.. Include more.. more and more! 

Wait.. What's happening?
Where are those more and more numbers here?
The wand had sure done it's job perfectly and wiped out all those differences in no time..
With no more numbers left and peace ruling everywhere!

But without numbers, what further is there for me to do in this life?
No.. I don't allow it.. I shouldn't allow it!
Then?

It's simple.. Let me create the numbers required..
I have the magic wand and I can sure do what I want..
More numbers than earlier!

Suddenly I woke of from my deep sleep..
God.. It was a dream only.. But sure a very bad dream!

The Unbalance in Nature is a fact and no doubt, setting right as much as possible is my task here
But that sacred work ever is thru' 
2 noble traits of me alone with
nothing less and nothing more of it too at any time Viz.,

Lessening my self interest all along and
Putting in my efforts max in the direction required!

They alone bring the true harmony in living by reducing the gap between haves and have nots in this world.. 
And my life should continue thus here all along with a firm belief that

I am not the doer but I do my job well! 

‘This post is a part of
an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’ 

Keyword:
magic

Thursday, July 27, 2017

THE TRUTH OF MY OWN UNDERSTANDING AND THE UNTRUTH OF MY OWN IGNORANCE!

*** When the Contemporary Philosopher was approached by the grieving lady who requested Him to help her bring back her dead husband alive as she could not cope up with the separation, the Great Man remarked,

  • "Can you please tell me which husband of yours you want alive?"
Stunned with His questioning, the lady looked at the Philosopher not able to make out the meaning of His asking thus.

The Great Man said,

  • "Your husband from the time he was born on the earth to the time he passed away was sure a different individual at every moment of his life. I want to know which of these infinite personalities you want in front of you at this moment?"
The lady instantly understood that as change is an ever green aspect of one's life, death automatically becomes one instance of that change and yearning for constancy there indirectly has no meaning ultimately. That soon made her feel light and helped her freeing herself partly of her grief.

*** When the grieving mother approached the Lord asking him to bring back her succumbed child and take off her pain, the Great Saint asked her to fetch a handful of mustard seeds by borrowing from any house which never witnessed sorrow in the times known.

The lady instantly moved from house to house to get the item asked by the Lord. People were ready to relieve her pain by lending their mustered seeds but when informed of the other condition there, every one expressed their own limitation there as sure they experienced certain sorrow in their life thru' the separation of one of the family members.

  • She finally returned empty handed but no doubt with a better understanding that death is common to all those born which truly balances the existing ecology 'as is' around!
*** When Prince Yudhisthira was asked a final question by Lord Yaksha,

"What is the strangest part of man's living on the earth?"

He instantly answered,
  • "What is born is sure to die in this world. Strangely, man forgets this Truth very much in front every moment, continues his thinking that he is permanent here and thus lives his life!"
Whenever I look at such Great Revelations made by the Great Personalities of Earth from time to time who all along lived a life of Truth, I may temporarily be carried over by that Truth and it may sure appear to me that I could understand this and that's all the living of life with me in front..

Thus a type of emotion sets in me but sure it is temporary and short lived only as my inner nature in no time mesmerizes me that life is permanent on the earth and accordingly I start moving with my activities.

This truly is the Power of Illusion with me and just because something is clear to me at mind level, it never means that I am the embodiment of that Understanding. Thus, all Great Personalities who are/were truly Embodiment of this Truth can sure inspire me in this direction thru' their preachings and living but really can never take me to that Truth level which ultimately I myself alone have to do.

Till that time, the IndiSpire Topic If you could bring back someone from the other side of the rainbow bridge for just one day, would you do that?#defeatingdeathforaday

forever remains with me as truth of my own understanding as well as the untruth of my own ignorance and that life I got to live here never able to answer the IndiSpire question with a 100% surety.

No doubt my life should continue at this level thus thru' time in front at the back of nothing but a dedicated and honest work diligently discharging the ordained responsibilities of mine all along which no doubt lessens/partly removes my ignorance in this life paving way for dawn of certain truth which aspect of course again finally is thru' the Grace of Almighty alone..

Thus seen the life in front, let me without an iota of doubt do my job to the best level known to me, offer a sincere Prayer for the Ultimate Illumination and remain in peace!'

Keyword: death

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ONCE IN A WAY.. SURELY, A COMEDY OF LIES!

The Customer rang up the phone..

  • “The activities are planned to start at 0630 PM. The time is 0600 PM. The Supplies have not come to the spot!”
The man at the other end replied,
  • "Sir! We are already on the way. We'll sure be there by 0630 PM!”
The Customer was a bit annoyed. He raised the level..
  • “Your people should be here at least by 0600 PM. They are saying that they come only at the exact time. By chance they get delayed on the way?"
The Supervisor said,
  • “Sir! I understand your anxiety. No problem.. I am coming there at 0615 PM itself and I follow up with my men!"
The Supervisor rang up the Team Worker, 
  • ”Where are you now?”
  • “Sir! we take a min of 45 mts to reach the place. That way, we will be there only by 0645 PM!
  • “Ok.. You come there by 0645 PM and I can be there by 0630 PM as I'm 15 mts ahead of you in traffic. Let me ask our Boss to talk to the Customer and answer him on the 15 minute delay from our end because of heavy traffic!”
The Supervisor rang up the Boss and explained the situation. The Boss asked,
  • “Can all of you reach there by 0645 PM?”
  • “Oh! That is very easy, Sir! In fact, I'll be reaching 15 mts earlier as I'm ahead in traffic!
  • “OK.. Be there at 0645 PM but tell the people there that you were waiting since 0615 PM, your men came there exactly at 0630 PM and you were all searching for the Customer!”
The Supervisor could not understand head and tail of what his Boss had said. As ordered by the Boss, they reached the place at 0630 PM and 0645 PM and told the related people when asked that they reached at 0615 PM and 0630 PM and were searching for their Customer. The people there asked them to wait saying that the activities were yet to start. Got relieved, they were relaxing for a while when the Customer came to them at 0700 PM saying,
  • "Is everything OK?”
They again repeated the Boss' words,
  • “Sir we are here from 0615 PM and 0630 PM onwards waiting for you!”
  • “Good! Actually the activities start at 0730 PM but I just brought you in advance saying that it starts at 0630 PM!”
In no time, the Boss rang up to the Supervisor..
  • "Okay.. I saved you this time and saved our Agency from getting a bad name. Next time no excuse; I expect you to be in time!"
The friend with the Boss who was hearing to all that talk asked,
  • "Dear! How could manage this with such an open lie?"
The Boss smiled and said,
  • "The Customer was going in front of our Office at 0600 PM in his vehicle. To reach his home, he takes 1 hr minimum and without him the activities can't start. I estimated this and quickly told my folks to say that they were there from 0615 PM and 0630 PM. When the Customer reached at 0700 PM my people were already there of course from 0630 PM and 0645 PM only.
I agree that there were many 'ifs' and 'buts' in this entire drama. I just took the calculated risk from my end as there was almost no go for us with the Customer ready to corner us and saved ourselves from getting a bad name.. And luckily it clicked in the nick of the time and helped us!” 

Keywords: Customer, lie

Sunday, July 23, 2017

WHEN THE CORRUPTION RULES INSTEAD OF THE RULER..

A king working on the lines of democracy suddenly decided that no homeless would be in his kingdom. Accordingly, he passed his own detailed Order thus..

"***All homeless hereafter will never be seen on the roads.

  • The younger group of them will be given jobs if they can do and if not, will be trained for the requirement and provided jobs. 
  • The older group will be positioned in homes provided for them under all the care required. 
  • The children's group will be sent to children's home for their growth and up bringing. 
  • Rest who can't take care of themselves will be looked after thru' certain exclusive welfare schemes specially provided for them.

The progress in this direction will be diligently followed up and feedback will be provided to the immediate higher ups at regular intervals of time by their respective action groups.

Take necessary funds and immediately start implementing this Scheme.. You understand what I mean!"


That Order of the king instantly was passed down the line successively thru' certain delegation at each level and equally thru' an equal dilution at that level and implemented vigorously with the funds successively used up for personal gains of course all along never missing passing on the core message thus..

"***All homeless hereafter will never be seen on the roads.

  • The younger group of them will be given jobs. 
  • The older group will be positioned in homes provided for them. 
  • The children's group will be sent to children's home. 
The progress in this direction will be diligently followed up and feedback will be provided to the immediate higher ups.

Take necessary funds and immediately start implementing this Scheme.. You understand what I mean!"

"***All homeless hereafter will never be seen on the roads.

The progress in this direction will be diligently followed up.

Take necessary funds and immediately start implementing this Scheme.. You understand what I mean!"

"***All homeless hereafter will never be seen on the roads.

Take necessary funds and immediately start implementing this Scheme.. You understand what I mean!"


Finally the message was received by the men who physically passed on the same to the homeless on roadside asking them go away from there with the left out final single line,

"***You understand what I mean!"

The homeless instantly moved away but soon returned and continued repeating that going away and coming back all along their lives!

Keyword: CORRUPTION

Thursday, July 20, 2017

THIS CONFUSION AND CLARIFICATION FOREVER GO TOGETHER!

A young man was truly confused as the Great Sayings and what the Great Men a few times spoke of in that context were exactly found to be opposite like..

  • ‘Save enough finances for future as you earn since it's your primary duty in this world!’
And the opposite
  • ‘You should spend reasonable monies on good living and on Charity as these are bounden duties with you!’
  • ‘Eat well and thus maintain a good health!’
And the opposite
  • ‘Eat frugal and fast yourself to purify!’
  • ‘Work hard as it is a Sacred Duty with you!’ 
And the opposite
  • ‘Do Meditation all along and be at Peace!’
etc..etc.. Finally on a day, he came across a story of a Great Saint Himself to protect a robber said to the Security Guards,
  • 'I did the robbery!'
When all along the Great Saying ever on the anvil was
  • 'Speak the Truth!'
That was sure seen as the limit to his confusion, the next day he approached the Head of the Monastery in his neighborhood and sincerely sought the clarification on his doubt..

'How come one would develop faith in such scenario when the Great Men themselves spoke/did the opposite?' 

The Head smiled and said,

“Dear! What appeals to you is not That!”

The man looked at the Senior Personality on the matters unable to make out head and tail of what He spoke. The Head continued,
  • “What appeals to you is always out of a self interested thought as that basically protects an individual and Mother Nature has instilled this protection in all living beings for basic survival. The animal instinct may okay it's requirement 
But
  • Human considerations should necessarily rise above this level as the Purpose of Human Birth is entirely different with each individual sure involving in a certain self negation however small it may be in his/her life and thus rise in this one precious life in front. 
The very sign of this rising is nothing but living with a certain attention in one's life wherein this appealing would constantly be checked/questioned and clearly distinguished from the need in front.

Thus as you live your further life, the Clarity that comes thru' in you will itself guide you further and you will surely be knowing at every instant, what to do and what not to do without a single doubt!”

Keywords: Great Sayings, Great Men

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

THE TIGHT ROPE WALK..

A dad had a peculiar problem.

  • When he was authoritative, his growing children used to be obedient and follow his advice and instructions but in that scenario he used to feel 'bad' that he was harsh to them.. 
  • The moment he became lenient, there used to be chaos and some order lost and in the process as a responsible father, he once again needed to correct them and that correction invariably used to be again through authority alone.. 
Thus he was feeling sad and could never understand the right way of action in that context. One fine day, he discussed the same with an elderly well-wisher and at length sought a right solution to his problem.

The elderly wise man listened to him, smiled and said,

“Dear! I understand your sensitivity here but whatever be your reaction, you agree that you have to do the ultimate good to your family.

The children are bound to listen to you if you insist in the right way as that alone is good for them. But along with this, your harshness and forceful thrusting may come up without yourself knowing it. And that should definitely be avoided here.

There if you are lax beyond at the back of an emotional feeling in you of not disturbing their relaxation, your people soon try skipping over the right and that's never good to them at any point of time in their life..

So, your day to day exercise should be..
  • Hold the reigns and be tough but only for a specific period in a day and 
  • When it's time to relax, truly relax without a feeling that you should maintain a distance to do this management, simply be with them and communicate heart to heart.
And your discipline again starts the next day without fail!

Thus move on in this life at this stage cyclically following the discipline of being strict, listening, strict, listening, strict etc whatever be your feelings out of your emotional attachment and manage the day to day activities in the right direction!"

Keywords: tight, rope, walk

Monday, July 17, 2017

CONTEMPORARY KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS..

The 5+ yrs had to go for many extra curricular activities at the young age. Naturally those extra activities in school curriculum as well as outside the curriculum were invariably on Sundays and holidays and that way the child was continuously made to involve into all those activities.





For a while, the grandpa felt a lot for the little one struggling to learn/do so many new beyond normal studies and there was a question in him for a while..

'Should the boy be put to that much hardship at that tender age making him tire beyond?'

For a while he was restless and almost decided to discuss his point with the family members to see that the boy was taken off partly from all that additional work load.

At that moment, suddenly, there was a flash in his mind.. And as the old man sat in his easy chair and thought over for a while, slowly a certain message was seen percolating within him..

'Contemporary knowledge/skills are the most important entities in one’s work life.

Any additional knowledge/skill with one away from own specialization is contemporary knowledge/skill assuming that he/she is update in his/her specialization.

Partly, contemporary knowledge/skills are taught up to the class where the schooling ends in one’s life. Rest of this knowledge/skills are acquired through one’s interaction in society and extra interests and this varies from person to person.

One always does one's work through one's specialization the best, no doubt about that. But doing alone is not all. One has to sell his/her work else money will not come.

That selling is a trick and one's basic skill or specialization alone can't do that unless there is less supply and more demand in the market. But most of the times it is definitely the other way in the world; more supply and less demand! So one has to sure create demand and compete in respect of the supply.

May be the quality of work which is out of one's skill alone may limit competition from others to certain extent when pricing and timely deliveries are taken care. But surely creation of demand depends upon one's skills of social interactions and all knowledge in that direction to the maximum.. And here only the contemporary knowledge/skills sure play a definite role!

The Employer may primarily take up the task of creating the demand but he/she definitely expects his Employee to assist in this. Therefore, an Employee does not have much choice in that!

So, next time when children are seen involving in anything beyond studies, pause and think.

That requirement is sure part and parcel of the coming up in life well, of course with the core specialization as base.. And that expression is never a waste in one's life!'


Keyword: contemporary skills


Saturday, July 15, 2017

WHY AM I UNHAPPY?

FIRST OF ALL, LET ME KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPINESS IS..

My life is not one 100% of my make alone. Let me do my bit here all along upholding the 'Right' to the best of my knowledge, that's good enough. 

Better leave beyond and relax for a while! 

LET ME ADAPT TO NATURE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.. 

I am originally from Nature and never from anywhere else. Listening to my 'Original Mother' never lets me down. 
Where's the doubt here that something else is superior? 

FOR A WHILE, LET ME KEEP MY HATRED IN COLD STORAGE.. 

I only make or mar my life and no one can touch it, if I decide upon that. 
Whenever I point out my finger at the other man, the other 3 fingers of mine might have curled in silently but the cosine of their action is never less and ever pointed towards me only. 
Better I know this the earliest! 

LET THE ENQUIRY SPIRIT NEVER BE EXTINGUISHED.. 

I have a deep quest within to do something and be something worth beyond all the worldly achievements. 
Let this be never killed through the rotten monotonous routine which keeps me static endlessly!

THERE'S NO GO FOR ME OTHER THAN BELIEVING IN ONENESS.. 

All human beings and the life around have many characteristics common whether l like or not. They are all already One long, long back before I was born. So the earliest I look this side, the better! 

THEY SAY.. 'WORK TO THE CORE!' WHY SO? 

Work alone moves the world. Let me contribute my 'Best' here without a second thought as I continuously consume.. 
Neither small in quantity nor less in varieties! 

LET CHANGE BE THE NO 1 PARTNER OF MY LIFE.. 

Every Moment is a new situation without an escape. 
Let me ever live through this change and experience the 'New' rather than remain stubborn sticking to the old of endless repetition! 

'GIVE GIVE GIVE..' BETTER I BECOME ATTENTIVE HERE AT THE EARLIEST! 

A man believed.. 
"My money alone saves me!" 
Days passed into weeks, months and years, it happens. 
No doubt by that time, a fortune was with him but he became old and that money surely saved him.
It changed hands fast, freed the man and made him Spiritual the next moment.
Is it worth waiting till that happens? 

SHOULD I NOT TAKE THE MINIMUM REQ? 

The greedy man decided, 
"I'll not waste this food. Let me eat it off!"
A wise man remarked, 
"You are right. Let it not be wasted.. 
But it rots better in dustbin rather than in your stomach!" 

HAVE I FORGOTTEN THE LAST POINT.. WHEN DID I PRAY TO GOD? 

The 'Next Moment in Life' is forever a toss in spite of my best efforts. 
Why not tune up to this 'Great Reality' for a while? 
If done, there alone lies my 
'True Prayer!' 

Keyword:
Life

Friday, July 14, 2017

NO DOUBT, IT'S ALL BUSINESS!

A young man got into a new but a mediocre job which never payed him much and he equally could not shift to another job too immediately as the Employers preferred a certain work experience from his end.. He was not satisfied with his immediate earnings and wanted to boost the same thru' an indirect business continuing his job and accordingly decided to venture into a small business all by himself afresh.

As he had no experience in the field, some one told him to take advice from one who was well known in the field but actively not doing any business in that line. When contacted, the man advised him on how and where to invest his finances. 3 months passed and on a fine day, the young man incurred a big loss and instantly found that one fourth of his investment gone at a single stroke.

A close friend told him that the previous Adviser might have been tipped by the big man in the field and so it would be always better to get a second independent opinion, average out and decide in all such ventures. And the young man had no way other than go for it. Another 3 months passed. It looked worked, but still there was a loss in the business and after all calculations the young man found that he lost an additional of one eighth of his investment.

Another friend advised him to take 2 such additional opinions in the field from two independent parties and decide based on the average of the three and the young man had no go again but to follow that. Next, six months passed thus. He was stable for a while, initially certain loss was there but of negligible percentage and soon profits showed up in small numbers.

A third friend advised him always to average out the best opinions available around and act. The young man soon followed that. But the success was again limited as the profits too averaged out.

Finally a well-wisher advised him to go to the man who was a Stalwart in the field and take his advice. The young man accordingly went to him, got the advice and returned.

And thereafter, he consistently made sizable monies in his life without a break!

What did the Stalwart in the field advice him in that context?

Kindly ref to the ANSWER here. 
Thanks for the patience!

Keyword: Business