Friday, March 31, 2017


"Sir! Our elders constantly advised us forever to live thru' 3 actions in our life..
  • Think good,
  • See good and
  • Do good..

When I look at these 3 actions, I instantly see that in respect of the first and the last actions, I could sure do something thru' strict self control and discipline in my life..

But, I don't understand how I can implement the second action when the other man in front of me behaves in a way unacceptable to me from any angle.. How I can still see such a man as good? Can you clarify here?"

"Dear! For an ordinary human being understanding the philosophical message behind 3 actions you mentioned is never 100% and here it's not right to say that some I understand and some I don't understand. In fact, the other way of defining these 3 actions for our understanding purpose is

  • Think right
  • See right and
  • Do right
The word 'right' replacing 'good!'

Coming to my expressions in the world, they can exist at the base level with a feeling in me that

  • 'I am to myself!' 
rising an average level wherein the expression
  • 'My own people are important to me!' 
becomes predominant..

In the above 2 expressions, I forever should know the rights of others with me with a bottom line discipline in me that
  • 'Law abiding is important to me!' 
negating to that level, my self interest and my importance given to social norms!

Once I start living with this minimum discipline, my expression beyond is out of my own increasing understanding and it ranges from an ideal way of living wherein
  • 'Morals become important by establishing a certain Social Order in the society around me!'
to the noble way where in
  • 'Ethics become important to me by sticking to my responsibilities one hundred percent!'
By Grace of God when I cross these 2 levels,
  • 'I start experiencing the spiritual importance of life and further move on!'
In that context alone, I progressively start seeing the good in other man even when they behave bad..

That expression goes thus infinitely birth after birth, the end is never known but the Highest Level of that expression prevails on the earth with strings of attachment to the body as rightly put in words by the Great Saint..
  • “The hand that hit me is serving me!” 
subsequent to an attack to an unconscious level when asked by the serving disciple whether He can identify the serving person!

Keyword:Human Being

Thursday, March 30, 2017


"Sir! Many times, our Boss gives to me and my colleague works to be completed together. There, we've a good understanding. The days I am busy, my friend takes up the responsibility and fills in for my absence.. And on days he is busy, I do help him out.. Our Boss too knows this and is happy with our doing.. This arrangement, really works well!"

"Dear! Your togetherness and doing your works co- operating with each other is great and I wish that way your work life go on smoothly.. Many times, we'll have our own problems and it's good to know that some one is with us to come to our rescue in time..

But a small explanation here.. 

Our work is forever a sacred entity with us and every such work has a distinct responsibility attached to it where in if I have to answer on that, I alone have to do without an exception.. 

That way seen, there is nothing like a combined responsibility with any active working group at whatever level be and each individual is distinctly responsible for the specific portion of doing it!"

"But Sir, in our case, our Boss has not defined our responsibilities.. So how do we do otherwise?"

  • "Yes.. Even though it is not distinctly defined who has to do what, many times depending on one's knowledge/experience, the responsibilities can be divided and under any query or investigation that stands..
  • Even if both of you are at an exact knowledge level, the works you both do can still on mutual agreement be equally divided and both of you bring that to the notice of your Boss and get an oral okay from him.. If you really do that, your Boss sure okays it as it is easy for him too to follow up your doings.. And I'm sure, if you insist further, many Bosses give that in writing..
  • If a particular Boss is not interested in all that, you both combinedly keep him informed in writing on who is doing what and that letter sure supports any later enquiry..
  • If the Boss totally does not like all these writings, just make a list of the responsibilities attached to the specific work and who is going to handle each and both of you can sign on that as an understanding between you.. In a worst scenario, that paper will have its own value and the Boss too will be questioned by the enquiry authorities on why he did not issue specific orders in writing..
  • In case the responsibilities can't be distinctly demarcated, the simple understanding that you both would be handling all the responsibilities on alternate days can be documented..
Without any one of these understandings, if you both start handling your works as you said, it becomes never a responsible way, a few times may lead to serious misunderstandings between you both and once in way you may be cornered too without your own knowledge..

And I'm sure, all along even though remaining silent, you higher management never approves your kiddish way of handling the works instead of feeling truly responsible there in!"

Keyword: Responsibility

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


On a day certain groups of entertainers, continental cuisine experts, comfort providers and philosophical thinkers visited a farmer..

The groups of entertainers said that they would entertain him the best with their skills. The farmer said,

  • "I'm happy with my dancing paddy fields and singing birds around me.. No extra entertainment I need!" 
The group of continental cuisine experts said that they would serve him with highly delicious cooked dishes. The farmer said,
  • "I'm happy with my simple food directly cooked in my house and consumed.. No extra serving of delicacies I need!" 
The group of comfort providers said that they would provide the best living conditions for him. The farmer said,
  • "I'm happy with my small house amidst the ever green Nature around me. No extra comfort I need!" 
A group of philosophical thinkers said that they would guarantee for him peace in his life. The farmer said,
  • "I'm happy with my own understanding of life as is around me. No extra clarification I need!" 
All were silent for a while. When asked one of them replied..
  • "Unless you become happy with what we tell/give/provide you and you share your 'Precious Produce' with us, all our learning and specialty is nothing with our stomachs going hungry!" 
A 'Great Reminder' in my so called 'Busy Life' where in a few times I would be trying to tie firm knots between elbows and knees!

2 PM was the time for cleaning the Rest room area as per schedule and the Janitor-In-Charge requested people in urgency to walk in and finish their activity and rest in the queue to wait for 15 minutes.

A few walked in and finished their activity and the rest decided to wait. The Janitor was about to close the gate when a man in the queue asked,

  • “Hi, I am on an urgent job and have to catch my bus. I'll give you some cash. Will you allow me in?”
The Janitor-In-Charge with a smile locked the front gate saying,
  • “Don’t worry.. I know the Bus Operator. He'll stop the bus for you. I promise!"
Exactly after 15 minutes, he opened the gates with a broad smile and welcomed the people waiting.. As they started moving in, he jokingly asked the man who was ready to offer him money,
  • “Will you give me the money now?”
Someone remarked in the queue,
  • “Why not? Ten times of that, tens of us in the queue will give you for the Greatest Service you are doing to us!” 
Another 'Great Reminder' in my so called 'Busy Life' where in a few times I would be trying to appear the best at the cost of certain uncleanliness left behind!

Keywords: farmer, janitor

Monday, March 27, 2017


The Great Saint had said,
  • "Our problems in the world have to be resolved in a similar way we remove a thorn from our foot!" 
I'm very much living in this world and my senses are constantly interacting with specific worldly elements which I like out of an inherent ease with me in being so..

Thus the powerful senses with me indirectly make me avoid involving in my bounden duties exact to the point as that action sure needs a certain attention from me making me forego the ease the senses promise.. 

And my mind under the influence of this force from senses strengthens the thinking,

  • 'Try to experience the best all along in your life!' 
Thus, I constantly develop my own justification to every 'wrong doing' of mine and forever try to deviate from the right path unless compelled..

This attitude is the 'true thorn' gone deep in me through such a continuous 'wrong involvement' causing the endless mental stress in me and thus my 'inner peace' is constantly jeopardized whatever brave or smiling face I may put up!

And here, closing the eyes and stopping temporarily certain interactions with the world under the name of stress relieving exercises can never produce the true result unless basically I correct myself within..

Meaning.. I shouldn't keep off but actively start involving with the world and my people with all vigor but in a different living style Viz.,

  • Doing my assigned works of life as per my 'Dharma' in the best known way to me without skipping them at any point of time and taking up the insults and rebuke targeted in the process with a smile! 
Thus, I would be
  • Listening to my people as much as possible, 
  • Helping them out a little beyond the required, 
  • Giving away to them what they want keeping the minimum required for my decent living and 
  • Joining them in all areas where truth, sincerity and honesty are not sacrificed in principle! 
Leading a life thus in full alone takes out the effect of my earlier wrong doings and secures the peace.. Soon that discipline becomes the new style of my living which can be ascribed to the action of
  • 'Making use of the pin or the other sharp instrument' 
as the involvement of the senses in the world still continues but the other way with their active co-operation!

  • The 'old thorn' of 'wrong doing attitude' in me
is taken out minimizing the conflict in my life with certain sure Peace restored..

The 'Rest' of course, is truly in the Hands of God and a sincere 'Prayer' to the Almighty at the end of the Day completes the process!

Keyword: stress

Friday, March 24, 2017


Sloka 35, Chapter III of Srimad Bhagavad Gita says,

'Shreyan swadharmo vigunah paradharmaat swanusshthitaat 
Swadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharmo bhayaavahah.'


'Ever safe is one’s own duty than the duty of another even well discharged.. Better is even death in one’s duty than the duty of another full of fear!' 

Conveying a message to me that I should perform as well as express myself at my own known level, not beyond and thus rise in my life..

Seen in this context, active blogging too which is one's own expression in perception of Truth which he/she experiences in life and is very much interested to bring it out to the world out of an unknown happiness within should ever go on within the said limits only.. And when done so, such an expression sure forms the core content of the blogging which can be truly called serious..

Coming to the business interest associated with blogging no doubt, every effort has a price in the market and depending upon the worldly use of that effort put in, certain returns do come in the process to the individual..

As appearances are equally important, a better way of presenting this expression may have its own value here and at this point of time, I as a Blogger being the limited personality with my own inherent desires should never say no that flow all along checking myself in keeping up the tempo of my talk/writing with which originally I started my blogging and should continue thus..

The Truth known to me is forever the product of the life aspects around me perceived as is and my own existence consciousness in that scenario..

My existence consciousness when in close interactions of praise appears unlimited but when questioned, initially I may react and challenge those questionings but sooner or later when the questioning toughens, I feel imminent threat and withdraw from the active field, a few times getting hurt too in the process..

When someone cautioned the Great Man saying that the enemy was too powerful, He smiled and said, "They may torture me or kill me and nothing more they can do.. I'm prepared for both!"

Unless I am sure of this level of preparedness of facing any threat directed towards me, I should be careful in safeguarding my interests and accordingly alone express thru' my blogging.. And as per the said sloka of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, it equally becomes a duty of mine in such a scenario!

Thus as I try speaking/writing without jeopardizing my interests at the basic level, my blogging on whatever topic it be, sure does justice to the active blogging platform and can equally be called the serious blogging without an exception which activity forever settles at the point of a certain communication in the world where in the Saying Viz.,


meaning.. In this world,

'The Speaker is a wonder and the Listener too a wonder!'

is truly upheld!

Keywords: limited, serious, expression, blogging

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Before entry:
  • 'Ah! At last.. Am thru' my dream job selection!'
In the initial days..
  • 'Don't know.. It's time to go!'
After a while..
  • 'Want to get away.. Can't get away!'
Gone deeper..
  • 'I know.. But they say half knowledge!'
Subsequent to that..
  • 'I'm everywhere.. How can I get away?'
  • 'The job wants me every minute.. I'm indispensable!'
Further to that..
  • 'At last what I dreamed of.. Now I can sit in the Board Meetings!'
In some time..
  • 'I might have been crowned now.. But for how many more days?'
  • 'Oh.. The Whole Empire vanished at one stroke!'
Subsequent to that..
  • 'Smiling alone everywhere.. Nothing else works!'
Keyword: work environment

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


An elderly man of 68 on stroll one evening saw a good Spirit in distress and as he instantly helped the Spirit, It in return offered him granting a special boon..
  • ”I see you struggling at your age with the age related problems almost leading a lonely life with nothing to do in front. Tell me, do you want again all that youthful life 15-25 yrs of many opportunities?”
“Oh! I've to learn all those A, B, Cs again? Can't be a beginner in my life. Don't want!”
  • “Then, do you want to relive the life of 25-35 yrs where in youthfulness and maturity go together?”
“Still, the then maturity is nowhere compared to that required to lead a good life. Don't want!”
  • “Why not 35-45 yrs of prime life with recognition from all directions as a man of something?”
“What for all that struggle and running round again? It’s too hectic. Don't want!”
  • “OK! What about the life of 45-55 yrs where you would be a seasoned man with true maturity backed by power, finance and recognition?”
“Have I to pass thru’ all that glory only to come back to ‘Nil’ once again? Don't want!”
  • “Okay.. It's final.. You will be definitely happy with the 55-65 yrs which was the just the recent of yours?”
“No…. All that vanishing trick and re adjusting task again? It’s really a big pain. Don’t want!”
  • “Then what else you want? Tell me quickly. I've to go now!”
“Just before I met you, I had a small issue of………. Help me in that, I would be the happiest!”

Keyword: age

Monday, March 20, 2017


A man of mid thirties planned to make his house and when asked said,
  • “Just a small house for my living for the rest of my life!” 
A decade passed and when enquired on the news that he booked another Flat in a Housing Complex, the answer was..
  • “Yes! You know, I need some modest earnings through renting as I have no pension!"
Another decade passed and he was heard of buying some land..
  • “I got some monies by selling off my ancestral property.......”
was his the then reply.. Just before retirement he was seen negotiating with a Builder.. When enquired he said,
  • “Yeah! Before my energies taper off, I decided to sell the site I purchased years back and make a small house for the benefit of my children!” 
But at 65 too people heard him of being quite active.. When enquired he said,
  • “As my old house needed many repairs, I thought of bringing it down and make just 4 flats it's place.. In one I can live and the rest......."
He was soon 70.. On a Sunday morning, a friend visited him at home and as he enquired on his the then activities at his age, the man replied..
  • “Now a days I'm not able to move much but 8 yrs back had I taken the right decision and purchased the same present Apartment Complex in one of the Metropolitan Cities............."
Exactly at that moment from distant loud speakers, Sloka 12 of Bhaja Govindam was distinctly heard being recited with the meaning explained by the side..

dinayaaminyau saayam praatah
shishiravasantau punaraayaatah
kaalahkriidati gachchhatyaayuh
tadapi na mujncatyaashaavaayuh!

daylight and darkness, dusk and dawn,
winter and spring (do) come and go,
time plays and life ebbs away (sure)
but the storm of desire leaves never (the man)!

Keyword: desire

Sunday, March 19, 2017


A Great Saint in His Monastery used to conduct daily discourses and prayers with many devotees around Him.. One devotee used to come in time, sit from beginning to the end of the program, do his prayer and then only leave the Place.. He had a weakness with him and the other disciples repeatedly reminded the Saint that the man's presence made the place unholy..

One day the Saint smilingly told the disciples, “I see daily this man dot on time in his clean ironed dress with hair well groomed sitting in full attention till the end of the program.. Why don’t you open up and learn this discipline from him which I presently see missing in you?” thereby conveying me the message that

  • Better I leave the comfort zone of my comparisons! 
A night watchman on his usual rounds at night used to shout, 'Hoshiyaar.. Jagte Raho' All used to wake up, check the doors and after a while go back to their sleep.. A Great Personality too doing that suddenly thought one night, “Am I sleeping in my life?” The next moment he opened the door, came out of the house and moved towards the forest to meditate and attain Realization thereby conveying me the message that
  • Better I leave the comfort zone of my easy life! 
As a crow got a piece of meat, flew to a tree branch to eat the same, a dozen crows attacked it.. The crow flew branch to branch to escape from the attack but the other crows never left it.. Finally it dropped the piece to ground and stayed at peace on the branch as the chasing crows went after the piece fighting within themselves.. Seeing this, a Sage meditating below the tree firmed up, “The only way to be at Peace in this world is to drop the attachments with me!" thereby conveying me the message that
  • Better I leave the comfort zone of my ownership! 
When I thus force myself out of my comfort zone, the world starts looking different to me with the process of elevation starting in me..


  • Expressing myself to what I am within
  • Understanding my next man which hitherto was nil in me as I was ready to explode at the slightest discomfort
  • What exactly I am destined to be in this life thru' a certain sacrifice thus truly elevating myself in the eyes of Almighty!
Don't we want this precious jewel of discrimination with us in our life by saying a firm 'No' to the comfort zone with us?

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

Keyword: comfort zone

Friday, March 17, 2017

A few members visited an Ashram and requested the Master saying,

  • "Master! We wish to become your disciples!"
The Master replied,
  • "Before I accept you as my disciples, read this Sacred Book and tell me what you understood from that!"
The members went back, read the Book thoroughly and came back.. The Master asked,
  • "Have you understood anything?"
Each one explained, how the Book inspired them, what they understood therein and further what they are going to follow in their life.. One member alone said,
  • "Master! I read the Book given from end to end many times but I have many doubts in respect of what is said therein!"
The Master proclaimed,
  • "You are my disciple!"
and advised others to be back to their normal routine in their life..

The example clearly brings out the Sacred Master disciple relationship in this world in a true Religious Environment..

Thus seen, the Philosophy of living in the world with a Religious mind truly demands continuous Negation.. It's called the Principle of Neti.. 'Na+Iti'.. meaning 'Not That'.. And it forever asserts that a disciple evolves only by continuous questioning never satisfied of what is known..

Having understood that all Great Personalities insisted every one constantly put questions using the 7 tools of any investigation Viz.,
  • WHEN, WHAT, WHICH and 
  • HOW

and then only firm up on the Right in Philosophical as well as Religious field too.. Further, by living thru' that discipline alone one should continuously elevate himself / herself in this life..

In parallel with this thinking, I should not equally forget that I have my own identification in this world and when I firm up on that only, I exist in peace.. In that context alone, all the Great Philosophers and Saints of the world asked one to Believe in the Concept of God, the highest Cosmic Oneness Existence and thus prima facie remain at peace to do all that exploration and investigation said above..

So the word Religion forever has its own Sanctity in the world and is a necessary requirement to lead peaceful life with most of the people..

Dividing the masses to keep them under their grip is the eternal game of the power mongers of the world from time immemorial for which many tools were used and here the entity 'Religion' too had fallen a prey to this drama and is being used even this date..

Even if I keep off from my Religion, still I can fall a prey to this division thru' some other aspect which I hold today as mine.. Seen thus, the solution in front of me at any point of time in my life is not to keep away from my Sacred Religion but very much keep away from the dividing forces around me and thus continue live my life in peace!

This Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt

Religion has caused much violence and pain in the world throughout human history. It has no rational foundation either. Yet it continues to dominate human affairs even in today's scientific and technological world. Why? #WhyReligion

Keywords: Religion, violence

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


3 friends planned a great holiday trip to a distant jungle area.. They wanted to spend their time for a week away from the never ending routine and explore the surroundings..

They had a tough time in getting their leave sanctioned which was finally okayed..
  • "See here.. They give LTC and ask you to go on a holiday.. But the Boss tries to put a brake to it by rationing the leave!"
complained one friend..
  • "I'm not straight away that lucky.. I got to finish extra after my return.. Under that condition only my leave is sanctioned!"
murmured the second one..
  • "In your case at least your Boss sanctioned your leave without any pre travel strain.. Mine asked me to work over time all the days before I go on leave!"
fumed the third friend..
  • "We are in an unlucky slot.. We can't use even the facilities extended to us in a normal way!"
said the first one a bit emotionally..
  • "Yes.. Here, what's said on paper is one thing and what's practiced is another!"
supported the second one sadly..
  • "Okay cheer up folks.. We are on a great holiday trip.. Let's forget all this and enjoy the trip in total!"
consoled the third one..

Soon they were on their well planned great tour deep into the jungles.. To the most remote area and into the least known..

Moved on thus, they finally decided to camp near a hamlet where a few people were seen living.. Having settled for a while, they decided to explore the surroundings by foot and soon moved further deep into the forest area amidst the bushy, bushy trees..

Soon they met a man who was seen doing some cutting work..

They greeted him and as he responded told him that they were there on holiday on leave and as they overworked thru' overtime all those days, they deserve unwinding all that strain by exploring the jungle area and the surroundings..

The man listened to them in full and at length spoke,

  • "I understand what all you spoke except those statements that you overworked thru' overtime and you are on holiday on leave.. What exactly do they mean? Can you clarify?"
Keywords: holiday, leave, overtime, overworked

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The Head of the joint family used to behave a bit odd at times.. Whenever the members of the family were running short of time balancing their busy work schedules and family responsibilities, the gentleman used to utter a few words like.. 

Is everything Okay? 
Take care! 
Relax and go slow! 
Anything wrong? 
Don't worry.. Things will soon be fine! etc.. etc.. 

Without physically helping them so that they could catch up with their requirement..

But while dealing with the Little Ones of the greater family, he used to be the first man to rise to the occasion often pressurizing the parents to act and follow what he had said in between uttering the words like.. 

Don't take easy.. It's your primary duty here! 
You don't know how the Little One is feeling.. Hope all will settle soon! 
Why have you become so negligent? 
Go and get these things immediately! 
You should have been more attentive! etc.. etc.. 

For a while, the members were afraid of asking him why he was behaving thus but they could not keep quite for long and on a day one of the members straightaway questioned the elderly on his behaviour and demanded an answer from him..

The Head listened to the grievance patiently, smiled and said,

"Dear! You haven't understood me in the right spirit.. I was a responsible family man all these years and continue to be now too at my level!"

He paused for a moment and continued.. 

"You are all the fully grown individuals with your family responsibilities and it's your job to take care of yourself as grown up members.. I've nothing to do here as your guardian except fine advising and wishing for your good as the rest of the activities from A to Z are your responsibility as well as your wish.. 

We may be just living together but that doesn't mean that I am taking care of you.. Your daily 'miss and run' at work and at home will truly teach you how to manage all those situations and make you stand as the capable individuals and any help from my end extended at this stage will only block this precious learning going on in you.. 

But when it comes to the Little Ones of the family, it's different because every experience with them is totally new to you where as it's not so for me.. Here my experience of foreseeing the exigencies and care required is valuable for the Little Ones' growth and well being and in that context alone my physical support and advice are extended here in time.. 

Even if I am away from you, my follow-up in respect of the Little Ones forever goes on and the timely advices, visits and necessary resource support will always be there so that the take care stays all time high!" 

Keywords: Little Ones, Responsibility

Monday, March 13, 2017


Initially it flows around freely, the life in front seen cool, relaxed and very much worth living.. 

In no time a dam comes in the way, where in the free flows are halted by certain restrictions everywhere along with a price attached to the supply..

The restrictions here will only go up with time as more and more varieties are sought with the honeymoon seen over suddenly.. 

Soon the life in front becomes tougher with the Boss many times looking the other way and the family take care taking a back seat.. 

Going on thus, a stage would soon be reached where in sacrificing almost anything in life for the sake of the entity which looked so harmless in the beginning takes front seat let whatever be the turmoils experienced in the process.. 

The next thing is..
The world starts losing interest in the man in picture from every corner with the man being virtually written off for life without a say..

Thus put down from all sides, we may not know what would be left behind finally but sure a 
Vibrant, Active and Energetic life
becomes the thing of the past!


The pressures of social life may make the man to involve without an exception and the addicted in general are not many but since the habit is too powerful, 
The Golden Rule
here is to go with moderation alone forever remembering 
The Old Saying.. 

In the beginning man drinks alcohol, 
Subsequently alcohol drinks alcohol and 
In the end alcohol drinks.. The Man! 


Saturday, March 11, 2017


I know the 6 predominant enemies in me Viz.,
Pride and 
ever holding me as leaches never leaving me in my life.. 

As I look at myself, I quickly find that it's impossible for me to get rid off these 6 in this life with my limited understanding as even the Greatest Saints of the Earth themselves had occasionally fallen a prey to these and they had to redo all that sacred work whose importance was lost in the process.. 

But some thing has to be done from my end in this life even if I am going to fail and 
so I decided..'Without attacking the 6 enemies direct, let me do that indirectly and keep them under check by taking up 3 disciplines in my life..

Here, the first discipline of 
giving in charity
sure becomes 
the flag march 
of my life on this day of 
Sacred Holi Festival 
followed by the discipline of
minimum consumption
thru a certain of 
my willpower 
a discipline of
surrender to God all along doing good deeds
that discipline becoming 
a reference 
to my life itself thereby indirectly but firmly saying forever a big 'NO' to the 3 characteristics of mine Viz., 
Extravaganza and 
Self boasting 
straight away putting them in the
Holy Fire of Holi
thus freeing myself from them for the rest of my life! 

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

Holi festival

Friday, March 10, 2017


The small time grocery shop owner visited a certain modern Hi-Fi Shop on a requirement.. As he was checking his buying needs and in process when accidentally overturned a small equipment, the unhappy owner of the shop remarked,

"Hi Dear.. Be careful in handling the equipment here.. They are the costliest ones, you know.. It may not strike you as you are familiar with only the rough handling all your years of life!"

The grocery shop owner conveyed his sorry and soon returned with his purchase..

Days passed and it so happened that the rains failed that year.. There was acute famine and soon all essential food items were rationed..

One day there was a long queue in front of the grocery shop..

The owner of Hi-Fi equipment shop closed his shop for half day and stood in the queue to secure his rations.. When his turn came and as he layed his hand on one of the food items there, the grocery shop owner remarked..

"Hi Dear! Be careful in handling the items here.. They are the costliest ones, you know.. It must have struck to you now alone as you were familiar with only fine handling all these years!"

Thus seen, my original freedom stays with me not because I'm self sufficient with many luxury items around me with sizable finances but because I truly remain part of my food production and supply too at a certain minimum level without fail and there I physically contribute for that to happen..

In such a scenario, I can be sure part of

1) Direct food production,
2) Food supply chain,
3) Food preparation and serving,
4) Food storage and preservation or
5) Minimum consumption and preventing food wastage in the process!

If every one of us, in spite of our busy schedules of day to day life, concentrate in the best possible way continuously to remain part of one of these 5 activities with all dedication, we sure are securing the minimum self sufficiency required in our living and thus have our basic freedom with us..

The Great Man who advocated refraining from violence was away from his Ashram on a day.. Seeing the chance, the enemies all of a sudden attacked the Ashram and caused a known damage.. But the inmates kept themselves calm and away during the attack so that they would not become part of the violence..

The Great Personality, on return knowing what happened condemned the inmates' action saying, 

"In stead of keeping quite as cowards, I would haven truly been happier had you given back to the attackers!"

If every one of us carry this spirit in the right sense and thus move in our life with the awareness of danger zones and the likely activities from our end that can cause this disturbance, we sure are securing the minimum safety required in our living and thus have our basic freedom with us..

As we thus start feeling that whatever we do in our life, those primary activities of ours that directly support the active members in the primary areas of,

Food production 
and Defence 

we sure are knowing the meaning of our freedom and further are supporting the up-keep of the same in the best possible way!

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt Do you agree with me? after long duration got freedom finally,but we don't know actual meaning of freedom until.#freedom

Keyword: freedom

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


“I am unhappy that my parents have brought me up with too many of their ideas of culture, customs and austerities.. Had I not been thrust with these ideas, I would have been relatively a free person on this date..

I understand the importance of those on the lines of Truth, Honesty and Work orientation and Family Values.. But not all these taboos, beliefs and many wrong things injected into my system in parallel!”

Thus was saying a young man sadly and angrily on a day to his well-wisher, a man of wisdom and insight.. The 
well-wisher cheered him up and said, 

  • “Look, dear! There's no use of weeping over the spilt milk and that's never the heroism.. You should cheer up yourself with all those other precious gifts you got in your life which invariably none else other than the parents would have given to you!"
The well wisher paused for a while and continued,
  • “Dear! No doubt, your parents should not have thrust their own beliefs on you and instead they should have allowed you express within the limits of social, legal and ethical norms.. 
  • But here you are only seeing one side of the coin.. Clapping never can happen unless both hands join.. I mean to say that as they were ready to thrust their beliefs on you, you too were interested to go after them at that point of time.. 
  • Another point is.. You had no option.. You have only 2 such parents not many who can shower their love on you all these years.. That way seen, they gave you many other plus which none else would have given to you and without which your life would have been much, much inferior today..
  • So cheer up like a fully gifted man in this life.. I can say that your parents had done their best, they are ever great for you and you should always carry that respect for them in your life as ultimately it's your freedom today to do or not to do what they have told!”
While departing the well-wisher smiled and said,
  • “Remember.. The Great Men of the world many times had no great parents.. They were normal but it's the Great Men that had seen life as different, taken the best out of what their parents had given to them and thus experienced their own freedom irrespective of the cultural and social pressures existing on them.. Why are you not doing here a bit at least on the lines of these Great Personalities?”
Keywords: parents, culture, freedom

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


The time was 6 AM the early morning hrs of Sunday.. From the loud speakers of the Ashram, the Famous Devotional Song was heard melodiously sung by the Singer explaining the meaning by the side thus..

'Oh mortals! 
Why don’t you buy the Lord Rama’s ascetic medicine? 
This medicine sure eradicates lust, anger, arrogance, envy and avarice in you if you take heartily.. 
It dispels all the accumulated sins at one stroke.. 
This is a unique medicine in the world and none can buy it even if ready to spend crores of rupees.. 
Ardent devotees alone can get this by meditating upon Lord Rama and they ever take it with pure devotion; nothing less!'

After participating in the Bhajan, the Head of the Ashram for the day started his discourse and soon continued..

“A disciple happened to see his Master in certain Environment.. He thought,
  • ‘Our Master always advises us to keep distance from the attractions of the world and here such a Great Man is seen in this Environment? Let me follow secretly and see the end of this drama!’

As he thus followed, in no time he saw his Master attending to one of His routine works.. The disciple could no more keep his guilt feeling within himself and the next day expressed the same in front of his Master requesting to pardon him.. The Master smiled and said,
  • 'Never leave this questioning attitude anywhere, at anytime with whomever and in whatever situation especially in Spiritual Path!'
As the Head said thus, one of the devotees instantly questioned,

“Reverend Sir! I've a doubt.. If I should not believe in anything unless I'm physically satisfied thru' my enquiry, how is that the Great men of the World straight away preached, 'Believe in God' thru' all devotional songs?"

The Head replied,

“Dear! What the Great Men spoke of Faith or Belief in God is not the usual word we use in the world in respect of worldly dealings.. Questing there is number one duty with us and establishing what is what is the most important aspect of our lives..

When the Great Personalities said

  • 'Believe in God'
they basically meant
  • 'Believe in the life that does the ultimate good to you thru' your own discrimination and thus continuously rise to the best of your abilities whereby ultimately you yourself would experience the 'Divine Presence!' 
Here we, the normal mortals are all equally eligible to aspire for that Highest and the Great Men further advised us to live in our life with the basic belief that discharging our ordained duties to the core is the known immediate God with us!”

Keywords: Belief, God