Tuesday, October 31, 2017

NO DOUBT, GREAT SAYINGS ARE EVER TRUE!

"Sir! I've a doubt. The Master proclaimed,

'You move one step towards God, God moves 10 steps towards you!'

Here, I humbly understand that if we help some one whole heartedly in times of his/her dire need, he/she sure responds positively to that doing and in some fashion be ready to help us back. Even if the situation doesn't warrant any physical help still the individual would be ready with his/her moral support by our side and wish for our good. Am I right?"

  • "Yes.. Dear! You are very much right in interpreting the Great Saying thus!"
"But, it's our practical experience that there are a few around us who after taking the best from us would vanish from the scene whenever we've a problem and reappear only when it is seen that we are out of any help requirement giving a few lame excuses and thus once again hang on to us for the next benefit.. Am I right?"
  • "Yes.. Dear! You are right here too!"
"Then Sir, please tell me how the Great Saying truly supports this type of behaviors? Does it mean that I should just bear such few behaviors patiently all along but not leave my giving path and thus live this life? Can you kindly clarify here?"
  • "Dear! You've brought out a good question for which I'm sure I've the answer as the Great Saying is ever 100% right..
  • When I, as a giver unhesitatingly give from my end, the receivers whoever be and whatever be their behaviors subsequent to my giving, I am straight away blessed with my God moving the 10 steps towards me as that parting without an expectation of return puts me in a different mental plane where my happiness is truly not a function of what happens further to that action.
  • In this scenario, I may be an infinitesimally small personality but the progressively elevated souls of the world do much more beyond in spite of getting no return rising to a level of continue giving and blessing the receiver without an iota of protest even when certain damage is done too ultimately leading to the famous words that spontaneously came out of the Great Saint.. 
'The hand that hit me is serving me!'
  • When asked by the serving disciple who was serving Him to check whether the Great Man had come to consciousness after a brutal attack by a rowdy element!"
Keywords: GREAT, SAYINGS

Monday, October 30, 2017


THE RIGHT PARENTAL CARE!

Two parents had different approaches in bringing up their children..

One used to say,

  • "I'll give the maximum of everything of mine to my children's betterment.. They should feel received nothing less from me!"
The other used to say,
  • "I'll give the required of everything of mine to my children's betterment.. They would feel received nothing less from me!"
Days passed into weeks, months and years..

The children of both the parents had grown into full fledged individuals with their own life responsibilities and equally their problems too..

All along the children of the first man used to say..

  • "No doubt our dad had given us but never given the full.. Because of that, we have our these problems with us today!"
And those of the second man used to say..
  • "Our dad had given us the best in our life.. Because of that, we are capable of solving our these problems with us today!"
Seen thus, my help is sure the most required for my children when they are growing. To say rightly, help and service are the not the words; it's my sincere work that is required for my people when they are young and I should do it 100%!

When the possessive feeling is strong in me, I'll provide an excess support here without getting into details whether it's required or not. Here, a feeling..

'My children should have the best!'

Overtakes me instantly!

When lesser interest prevails in me due to some peculiar conditions, then important care would be missing as the approach becomes casual. Here, a feeling..

'Rest God takes care!'

Overtakes me mechanically!
  • No doubt, taking lesser interest in such core matters is truly a sin
But
  • An excess interest sure hampers the children's growth as it is like giving food to their mouth.. They soon take life in front easy and never learn or attempt to learn the required.. 
When the parent neither over reacts nor takes it easy, what appeals to him/her is just the appropriate care to be carried out in the situation with his/her own reasonable resources and energies!

Keywords: parental, care

Friday, October 27, 2017

THE UNIQUE POSITION(S) OF A MOM IN THE CHILD'S HEART!

The child 5+ was in his own world of amusement in the park cycling along with his pet.

It was time to go home and the grandma insisted that they both go home. But the boy was not listening to her saying that he wanted to play. The grandma became firm and said,


"Dear! Next to your mommy and daddy, I'm No 3 for you and you should listen to me.. Don't say 'No'.. Okay?"

The child replied,

  • "You are not No 3.. You are No 5 for me!"
Apt she gave back,

"Hi.. Your Mommy is No 1 for you, Daddy is No 2 and I'm next and so I am No 3!"

  • "No.. You are No 5!"
"What? There are 2 more people who do better things for you than me? Who are they?"
  • "I don't know.. You are No 5!"
"Okay..okay! I got it.. Your daddy's mommy and daddy's daddy are in the list! So you gave me No 5!"
  • "No.. They are No 6 and No 8.. No 7 is grandpa!"
"I don't get it.. Then who are No 3 and No 4? Are any of your aunts and uncles?"
  • "No they are not!"
"I can't understand you.. Tell me how I'm No 5?"
  • "I don't know.. You are No 5!" 
"You are simply saying!"
  • "No.. Mommy is No 1, mommy is No 2, mommy is No 3, Daddy is No 4, you are No 5, grandpa is No 7......."
"What mommy is No 2 and No 3 also.. How?"
  • "I don't know.. You are No 5!"
The grandma couldn't get the boy's point immediately and she thought for a minute.. Suddenly there was a flash in her mind..

"Yes.. The boy is very much right..

His mommy is all the 24 hrs of everyday by his side taking care of his welfare many times foregoing her essential needs too to a certain extent in that scenario..
  • So she is sure No 1 for him!
Equally she had forgone as well as is foregoing the basic relaxation moments of her life from the time of her child's birth..
  • So is she is definitely No 2 for him!
And beyond these 2 expressions of hers, she left her full time employment for the sake of the Little One taking up a part time job as time permitted in due course..
  • That 100% gives her No 3 Position for him!
As she thus sacrificed the 3 prime aspects of her life, she definitely deserves to be in the positions of No 1, No 2 and No 3 for the Little One and rest all do come later alone!"

Keywords: child, care

Thursday, October 26, 2017

ONE REVELATION.. DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS!

“Awake! You are constantly carrying a certain tension within you and are silently suffering in your life even though outwardly you appear happy and cheerful. This is because you are not attentive all along and somewhere neglecting your ordained duties..

  • Be attentive, care for your duties and feel happy and safe in your life!” 
Thus saying, the Master concluded His speech!

“Truly a wonderful and inspiring speech.. The Master says,

  • Be attentive, care for your duties and feel happy and safe in your life!” 
What great guidelines to a happy living the Master had given. Sure worth chanting and remembering them daily..

Here after, this's going to be the discipline in my life!”

Saying thus, a man bid bye to his friend and left the place in great hurry..

The friend thought,

“Truly a wonderful and inspiring speech.. The Master says,

  • Be attentive, care for your duties and feel happy and safe in your life!” 
What great guidelines to a happy living the Master had given. Sure worth chanting and remembering them daily but beyond there's something more too to that..
  • Of late, I feel I'm not taking proper care of my health and safety. From tomorrow, I'll follow a rigorous discipline. No more many Saturday late night hangouts and Sunday feasts.. Instead good food, sufficient exercise and reasonable rest in place of these..
Here after, this's going to be the discipline in my life!”

The man who was sitting next to him felt,

“Truly a wonderful and inspiring speech.. The Master says,

  • Be attentive, care for your duties and feel happy and safe in your life!” 
What great guidelines to a happy living the Master had given.. Sure worth chanting and remembering them daily simultaneously taking proper care of health and safety but beyond there's something more too to that..
  • I know I'm careless in respect of my job and finances. Today’s speech is truly an Eye Opener.. From this moment, I’ll take proper care of my job and finances with full attention; the most important thing to do..
Here after, this's going to be the discipline in my life!”

One in the front bench pondered,

“Truly a wonderful and inspiring speech.. The Master says,

  • Be attentive, care for your duties and feel happy and safe in your life!” 
What great guidelines to a happy living the Master had given.. Sure worth chanting and remembering them daily simultaneously taking proper care of health, safety, job and finances but beyond there's some thing more too to that..
  • Am I performing my duties correctly in respect of my my family welfare? Some people indicated indirectly that I am careless here. From tomorrow, my first care and attention is in this direction only and let me firmly say 'NO' to any deviation here..
Here after, this's going to be the discipline in my life!”

An Introvert in the audience thought,

“Truly a wonderful and inspiring speech.. The Master says,

  • Be attentive, care for your duties and feel happy and safe in your life!” 
What great guidelines to a happy living the Master had given.. Sure worth chanting and remembering them daily simultaneously taking proper care of health, safety, job, finances and family but beyond there's some thing more too to that..
  • All the while I was finding fault with my friend. When I can't truly love my friend and create a confidence in him, what a personality am I? Tomorrow, I am the first to open my heart with him and try wash off my ill doings. Further, I'll strictly discipline myself never to do such mistakes again..
Here after, this's going to be the discipline in my life!”

A deep Thinker who attended the Program in search of a permanent solution for the unrest within firmed up,

“Truly a wonderful and inspiring speech.. The Master says,

  • Be attentive, care for your duties and feel happy and safe in your life!” 
What great guidelines to a happy living the Master had given.. Sure worth chanting and remembering them daily simultaneously taking proper care of health, safety, job, finances, family and friend but beyond there is some thing more too to that..
  • Am I truly 'Rising' in life? I should do something beyond and try taking care of the needy more with my resources, help them in their life for betterment and thus grow myself truly in the Spiritual line..
Here after, this's going to be the discipline in my life!”

Keywords: REVELATION, INTERPRETATION

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ULTIMATELY, DISCIPLINING THE MIND ALONE DOES THE WONDER!

The Great Saint told a story..

"A father used to advise his son, 

  • By chance if you happen to receive excess money from others without their knowledge, give that back to the giver at the earliest. 
  • In case you can't trace the giver or giving back will cause some other issues which better you avoid, the money should in the earliest time be given away for the right charity known to you. 
  • If you live thus, in future you'll never lose more!' 
Another father used to say to his son,  
  • 'By chance if you happen to receive excess money from others without their knowledge, know that it's not your fault. 
  • You will also be giving away out of your forgetfulness thus losing a few times like that and so the plus and minus sure balance in time. 
  • If you live thus, there's no great harm done!'
Both the sons in time had grown into matured adults but continued with their habits of what their fathers had taught..

On a fateful day, the first son lost certain money not less but equally not huge. A few days later the second son too lost approximately the same money!"

The Master stopped the story at that point of time and asked the disciples,

“Tell me now.. How can we say that what the honest father said is right and the other is wrong as ultimately both the sons had lost approximately equal monies?”

The disciples remained silent. The Master continued..

“No doubt, both people had lost almost equal monies. But all along their lives, unconsciously both of them looked at money in different ways..

One had

  • Seen it as an entity not to be bothered too much 
  • Paid the best the attention required in making use of it and 
  • Extended the right care required in protecting it! 
Where as the other had
  • Seen it as the one that belonged to him, 
  • Looked at it as precious and
  • Loved it all the while! 
Thus when the same was lost,
  • The first son could discard the thought easily as all along he lived by giving importance to the truthful part of not owning the money and thus felt the loss as not much
and

  • The second son couldn't do the same as he lived all the while giving importance to the untruthful part of owning it and thus felt that money as something big only!" 
The Master concluded,

“As we live through our life with a strong possessive feeling around,

Any change on the positive side instantly appears as an asset at the back of a celebrating attitude and that on the negative end looks like a pain with a longing for quick escape from the scene! 

As we live with less possessive feeling around,

The same changes on both sides are seen natural and will be accepted as they are all along the mind tuned towards duty with a lightness in the heart!”

Keywords: disciplining, mind

Monday, October 23, 2017

WHATEVER BE THE FINAL OUTCOME, IT'S SURE A LIFE OF MORE RESPONSIBILITIES!

The 8 yrs old boy all of a sudden happened to witness a sad incident. That night his sleep got disturbed with bad dreams followed by an unknown shouting while on bed out of fear and the next day his routine sleeping activity became a terror. The Mom observed that and said,

“Dear! From today, we'll repeat this Sloka of Strength with us before going to bed.. Say with me..

Ramaskandham hanumantham vainateyam vrkodaram
shayane yah smarennithyam duh swapnam thasya nasyathi


The Mighty, Strong and Powerful Lord Hanuman, Garuda and Bheema by your side drive away your bad dreams making you sleep sound!”

And that just clicked with the boy as he believed his Mom beyond and instantly he was freed from his fear and misery an unknown strength replacing that..

That's what the love of a mother does towards her kid!

The same boy at 15+ yrs murmured,

“He never says once that I did the right.. Why does he scold me thus? Always says Learn.. Learn.. Learn! Very easy to say.. It's better, sometime I'm left alone!”

As planned, the father and son went that day evening to the grocery shop 3 km away from their home. There the son was made to

  • Bargain for the price, 
  • Check the weight and 
  • Select the good items 
at the back of many remarks..

Soon all the bundles were moved into a small open van, the son sat in front and the father at the back holding two big tins of oil, a few packets of powders in both the hands..

On the way over a narrow bridge as the vehicle maneuvered the steep up, it suddenly swiveled and rested on the edge of the road tilting precariously towards the waters at depth..

The father instantly jumped out of the vehicle shouting aloud at his son leaving the items in his hands,

  • "Dear! Get down first from the vehicle!"
The next moment, all the oil splashed to the ground as the huge tins hit the road. The powders fell everywhere around. A few items straight away slipped down into the waters below.

Not bothered anything beyond, the dad hugged son saying,

  • "Don't worry.. You are safe. That's enough for me!" 
That's what the love of a dad towards his child speaks..

In a normal situation such caring attitudes from both the parents together help the child grow to a full fledged individual in his/her life.

Unfortunately when certain rift runs thru' such relationship which will have its own reasons as ultimately the freedom of individuals come on top priority, that soon may result in separation of the partners thru' legal divorce proceedings.


Those proceedings detail how the future responsibilities of one time united relationship have to be handled along with the way the children of the family have to be taken care of for the ultimate good of every one.

In such a situation, it's essential that both the parties uphold all those future duties assigned along with the additional responsibilities that come up thru' subsequent married relationships of both the parties to the root and thus move on in their lives taking the best of the situation in front!

The Post is written in line with the week's IndiSpire prompt Divorce affects the social, mental and physical health of a Child. Agree or disagree? #divorce

Keyword: divorce


Sunday, October 22, 2017



LET ME NOT STOP AT THIS 'NINE POINT' FORMULA!

The prosperous man was happily narrating about his discipline that helped him a lot in his work as well as in general in his life to a group of ardent listeners..

“I take all necessary precautions well in advance. I feel that they are a must. If we cultivate this culture, many perils/slips can be very easily avoided in our day to day life. That discipline includes
  • Keeping up time everywhere, 
  • Noting down in diaries the commitments and 
  • Learning at every step continuously! 
Next, I try to manage all the issues well. You see, human emotions are funny. What you think is possible in a way exactly comes to a halt when the person involved shows resistance unknowingly. So my discipline here includes
  • Predicting that attitude in time,
  • Thinking of the best ways of rewarding the man at work thru' certain recognition and money and
  • Implementing the same with final care to see that the motivated man turns out to be life long your man! 
The last is.. In spite of these two having been taken care, still matters do not move by themselves unless followed up well in time. So the third activity viz., continuous follow-up is a must in our life and I do that day and night without a stop thru..
  • Waking up the half sleepy,
  • Nipping in bud the relaxing tendencies and
  • Systematically weeding out the unwanted!
These are the nine entities I depend upon continuously for obtaining the best results and progressing in the right direction. I advise you all too to pick up the whole of this discipline to do the ultimate in your jobs and in general in your life!"

An elderly, a man of wisdom who was listening to the the man's talk for a while gently asked him with a smile,

“My dear! Have you forgotten one more discipline to be followed by you in this scenario?”

The man shot back a bit impatiently,

“What's that, Sir?"

"Living with a humble feeling all along to the extent possible that
  • All these activities in the end.. I've to leave and go, 
  • There's Greater Force in the Universe which moves in It's own direction over which I've absolutely no control and 
  • Ultimately we are all one as many of our familiar traits we normally do not notice are common to all of us!
Include this extra discipline too in your daily routine along with what you have said then I'm sure

You would be the total personality the Almighty ever expects you to live on the earth the ultimate purpose of that living not known at this point of time!"

Keywords:
total, personality

Saturday, October 21, 2017

THE 'MANY FACES' OF A 'SINGLE' ORIGINAL!

Long ago there was an ‘Original Expertise’ around..

  • People were into it, 
  • True experts were in news and 
  • The followers too were true lovers of being into that field of expertise at various gradations!
And time moved on and brought its own great changes..

The followers increased in numbers but the experts making a living out of the expertise too increased but only in a disproportionate way. Soon it was a situation of

Many mouths to feed!

No doubt, the resources were limited but a few who had less expertise and more smartness suddenly became active in the field..

In no time, serious thoughts and plans were on the anvil. When such a mushrooming takes place around any field 2 distinct things sure happen..

‘Dilution’ and ‘Different ways of saying the same!’

So slowly many boards started appearing..

  • The Super Expertise.. Nothing to beat it! 
  • The Extra Ordinary Expertise.. You can never believe! 
  • The Novel Expertise.. From the very roots! 
  • The Unique Expertise.. A life time experience! 
Soon people were slowly dragged to gather around the places of

‘The once upon a time single expertise’

talked under different

  • Names, 
  • Titles, 
  • Medals and
  • Propaganda

showing extra interest finally culminating into a state of living around with

What all was not there in the Original Expertise

and

What all was not needed for the Original Expression!

As the pay master was thus ultimately mesmerized to be happy with that in front nothing could stop the momentum gained in the process with the fortune makers shining all along, of course none knowing the ultimate destination of the upsurge!

Keywords: Original, Expertise

Friday, October 20, 2017

ULTIMATELY WHEN IT BECOMES INEVITABLE..

The Saying may go that marriages are made in heaven but most of the time the actual married life is be physically lived on earth with lots of turmoil a few times making it feel like hell and

The idea of divorce surfaces!

Before marriage, friendship and wooing may look like a honeymoon experience but after marriage they definitely have to face the blazing sun and withstand and when the heat goes up beyond a limit

The idea of divorce surfaces!

Familiarity is forced to breed contempt in every married life as the parties are too familiar with each and everything known 100% and it needs great patience and perseverance from both the parties to keep up this contempt at simmering levels ever thru' doing good and in spite of such good care too, when certain rift takes birth and starts growing endlessly

The idea of divorce surfaces!

When marriage thus becomes a greater pain and separation thru' legal divorce looks inevitable, it should ever be remembered that that has its own problems hitherto never imagined where in a lot of attention alone can safeguard ultimately the interests of both the partners..

And with birth of children in such a married life eternally smeared with unending rift tendencies, it's ever wisdom that certain additional factors are taken care of before reaching the separation agreements..

Here both the partners and the well-wishers on either side should be aware of the needs of growing children both physical and psychological and take such timely decisions wherein that growth and development are never hampered like..

  • Children respond to love alone and nothing less and that love is nothing but paying the right attention towards them.. 
That attention from two ever out weighs that received from one unless doubled!
  • No rational behavior is expected from children up to a certain age and the parents alone can support them there thru' extended patience at the back of their unending love..
Anything less here is forever a deficiency only!
  • The parents alone together give a certain personality to their children.. 
Without max of that we often grow up violent and insecure individuals ultimately!
  • Child care is a 24 hr task till they grow to a certain age and.. 
Two on sharing basis can sure support this better!
  • Children continuously believe and observe as they grow.. They never forget even a small response from whom they interact and it's very much stored and works to perfection..
True love in abundance definitely becomes an asset in such a scenario!
  • Children never expect pity from others; instead no attention for a while is better.. Further, they expect continuous attention from one individual; never want attention daily from different individuals..
Any rift in the relationship of the parents sure creates a problem in fulfilling this requirement!
  • Children expect no help in all issues where no danger is sensed; instead they start exploring the issues in front.. 
A sincere vigilance from both the parents leaving them to their full freedom becomes a big asset in such scenario!
  • Child care beyond health and safety involves instilling certain confidence in the minds of the Little Ones.. Children learn max in the early years of childhood and beyond it becomes mostly repeating and copying only.. 
Such a confidence is ever doubled when the parents originally carry mutual respect for each other and have max confidence in each other!
  • Finally to say.. As we sow, we reap! If I am honest to core and do all my activities accordingly, my child too sure copies that.. 
In a troubled situation with rift tendencies, how much these honest behaviors from the aggressive party side survive is ever doubt!

The Post is written in line with the week's IndiSpire prompt Divorce affects the social, mental and physical health of a Child. Agree or disagree? #divorce

Keywords: marriage, separation, children

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SURE, NO PAINS.. NO GAINS!

That evening, the child along with his mom and grandpa entered the Toy Shop. Soon the Little One was on his favorite driving type toy cars there..

"I want that car!"

He said.. The daughter smiled and said,

"They won't allow it on our flight back home. For a month of our stay here the cost is too much.. Later it becomes a waste!"

"Next year I come, I'll play!"

"By that time, you become big.. You'll not play with this.. Pick up another toy!"

"No I want it.. Grandpa can we buy this?"

The grandpa remained silent.. The daughter said firmly..

"Dad.. Let's go to the next store. There he'll find something interesting!"

"Dear! We can't snub the interests of the child. As caretakers and well-wishers, we've a role to genuinely look into our boy's timely needs and help him in fulfilling them to the best of our abilities!"


The elderly man said..

"But how can we do that here? After all our monies too are precious!"

"Dear! When I say thus, I never mean saying don't care for your money.. I saw in the Mall in the Central Area having these cars rented out for children to run in their premises for a small amount.. Let's go there!"

Soon the mom and grandpa convinced the Little One on that with a promise to him that they would be going there immediately and the car would be given to the boy!

"I'll buy and bring it home.. At home I want play!"

The Little One said firmly.

In 15 minuets time, the 3 were in the Mall area where different cars in different colors were seen going round. Seeing them, the Little one's eyes brightened.

"I want that car.. Let's buy that!"


He said. The grandpa talked to the In-charge boy and requested him to help riding the child for a while. Then he looked at the Little One and said,

"Dear! You've to learn the car operation.. Don't you like to learn?"

"Yes.. I want!"

"That you can't do it yourself at home.. This uncle will help you.. So sit in the car for 10 minutes and learn all that!"

Soon the Little One was into those activities.. 10 minutes passed, the boy had to vacate the car..

"Dear! I want you learn different cars.. The next car will be with you in 5 mts when the present riding boy vacates.. We've to wait!"

5 minutes passed and the next car was with the child.. Again for the next 10 minutes the boy was in his own world..

Next, the child got into the 3rd and 4th cars successively each looking different and rode them screaming aloud.. By that time, the 1st car was again ready for him.

"Learn and practice more!"

Said the grandpa..

2 hrs passed thus and the Mall crowd started thinning out with the closing time being one hr. Just in time, the grandpa took another initiative. He approached the In-charge boy and said,

"Can you give now the first car to our boy till the Mall closes? I'll pay a fixed charge!"

The In-charge boy instantly agreed for that and soon the Little One started going round continuously in the car. By that time everyone felt hungry.. The grandpa asked,

"Dear! Do you like to have your favorite ice cream? I'll get it for you!"

The child nodded his head and the old man soon headed towards the boy's favorite Ice Cream Shop leaving him with his mom.

Just before it was the closing time for the car ride, he emerged on the scene with boy's favorite delicacy and seeing him from distance, the boy left his car and ran towards his cone..

In no time, he was all into the action of licking his tastiest piece of cone well satisfied with the extended car ride he had..

  • "Our boy is fully charged now with renewed energy. His strong wish of owning the car had melted out silently under the unending rides he had in all types of cars along with his favorite ice cream towards the end..
  • No doubt, it cost me a bit with ride rate minutes wise and fixed but those amounts together in few hundreds are well within our limits of spending towards our child's happiness and mental well-being compared to the few thousands of owning the toy car without using it much except that we almost spent 3 hrs here spreading over our energies for such a good cause.. Anyhow ultimately the Saying goes.. 
No Pains No Gains!

And sure we got our gain here..

One 100% of our boy's confidence that we take care of him well!"


Said the elderly man while alighting at home the 3 wheeler they hired on return the Little Boy giving a pose with a beaming face at the end of the day!

Keywords: child, growth, play, money, time, energy

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HAPPY DIWALI!

No doubt it's the answer from Lord Krishna 
thru' 
Slokas 55 and 56, 
Chapter II 
Srimad Bhagavad Gita 
to a query from Prince Arjuna on who the 
Man of Steady Wisdom 
is..

'prajahaati yadaa kaamaan
sarvaan partha manogataan;
aatmanyevaatmanaa tushtah
 sthitaprajnastadochyate!'

'duhkheshwanudwignamanaah 
sukheshuvigatasprihah;
Veetaragabhayakrodhah 
sthitadheer munir uchyate'

'Casting off the desires of mind
Satisfied in the Self alone, 
not shaken by adversity, 
not hankering after pleasures 
freed from attachment, fear and anger 
exists
the sage of steady wisdom!'

But 
That Sacred Message 
equally binds me thru'
A SINGLE DISCIPLINE
in my life..

'Refraining max from the wild ways of living
Involve actively in your responsibilities with a
Giving attitude explicitly seen everywhere and thus
Hold the bridle firmly readying yourself to
Take whatever comes in the process!'

With the Sacred Word 
'RIGHT'
very much imprinted on it!"

Let me.. 
With no recourse straight away 
lighten up this single discipline in me 
on this 
Diwali, 
The Festival of Lights 
and 
Start spreading goodness everywhere!

The Post is written in line with the
IndiSpire prompt

Keyword:
RIGHT

Monday, October 16, 2017

SURE.. ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD!

No doubt he was the No 1 genius of the town 
He wanted his son too to be in that line 
But the son in no time turned out to be a misfit amidst similar genius personalities.. 

The No 1 genius soon went out of ethics.
Used his clout to forcibly turn a simpleton into a genius. 
Thus remained for a while a clown amidst the genius personalities.. 

But life can never continue thus. 
A clown too has own personality of original expression 
And that personality sure prompts one to be something in life..

Thus, the misfit soon started excelling in his own area 
Not talked of much and never carried a big weight on it's head.
As more energies had gone in that direction forcibly living amidst genius members, he soon became a double clown there.. 

And one day some one remarked beyond 
"What a blockhead is born to a genius.. 
Sure the effect of the dad's past deeds!"
with every one talking on that very quickly as the dad was too famous..

But the Almighty's Scales ever balance. 
And here the genius and simpleton too could never crossover the effect of their live deeds in their life.. 

With the son not getting a bit hurt with that talk he remaining serene and calm with nil publicity
and 
The dad's heart broken into pieces with sharp words thrown at him at the fag end of his life and he becoming totally a lost person with his intact name and fame ultimately turning against him alone!

The Post is written in line with the Indispire Prompt 

Keywords: 
genius, simpleton

THE EVER ADVOCATED 'BEST DISCIPLINE' OF OUR LIFE!

A family and friends visited a distant place of tourist importance where
  • Issues were better controlled, 
  • Systems worked the best, 
  • Order prevailed everywhere and 
  • People respected rules and regulations to core..
The younger ones of the family were soon in their own excitement..
  • “This place, I love a lot. See! Nothing fails here at any point of time. Once my car broke down in the mid of an isolated place when there was incessant snowing. I thought, I was gone for the night. In less than half hr of my SOS call, help came and shifted me to a safe place. Subsequently my car too followed!”
  • “Yeah! You are right. It works here so well. I once lost my way at midnight and just asked the help. So perfect the system works.. I close my eyes too, I would reach home. I had no trouble of getting back!”
  • “Not that alone.. I once, camped in a forest area. I was afraid that those systems around may not work there and I may be in danger. But to my surprise, everything was taken care so well and I was safe from all the angles. Where else do we get this type of safety?”
“Yes! Yes! No doubt in that. OK! Let's move on.. We are here to see the place! Now, let's get on to the high rock there which extends into the sands below.. From bottom we will have our pictures clicked. You'll never get this landscape anywhere. But let's not go beyond the safe zone marked. I am seeing the limiting fence around. It looks great! Let's climb to that point.

Such a beautiful picturesque spot in such safe surroundings!”

The elderly in the family spoke soft..

"My dear Boys!

The area around might have been well regulated through rules and regulations in force but they are all still man made only and fate sometimes will not listen to all these..


The danger may lurk in a corner as the rocks are steep and slippery..

There, sometimes all the machinery around may be of no use once the mishap of serious nature occurs and all systems around may instantly become redundant..

Thus seen, the best discipline to be followed in life at all times and in all places is..

  • Be alert, 
  • Exercise the best care and 
  • Take all precautions
At the back of a Sincere Prayer to the Almighty for Ultimate Take Care..

Om trayambakam yajamahe sugandhim pustivardhanam
urvarukamiva bhandhananmrtyormuksiya mamrtat!"


Keyword: fate

Friday, October 13, 2017

THE REAL MISCHIEF MAKER!

Oh! My Belief.. 
You, 
My Personal Faith 
In what I observe around and what I experience forthwith..

From childhood, as I started observing/experiencing, you conveniently captured me making me compare each of my experiences with yourself.. 
You thus made me constantly oscillate between the 
'Good’ and ‘Bad’ 
and the 
‘Right’ and ‘Wrong!’

Having so coolly done that, you made me divide people saying 
‘My Person’ and ‘Not My Person’ 
and further forced me to
'Like My Person' and ‘Dislike Not Mine!’
In time, this duality with me had gone beyond ultimately making me 
'Embrace My Person to my Bosom' 
and 
'Hate That Not Mine to the Root!'

I'm lucky I could catch you today, you 
'The Rotten Monotony'
by my side..
Thru' the dawn of certain wisdom in me that assured me see 
'The Better of Me' 
become aware to 
‘The Truth at Every Instance’ 
to the extent possible, accordingly firm up and act! 

Yes.. I understand that here alone lies 
my strength, steadfastness and a great wish to explore 
'The World of Truth’
around me rather than be caught and carried away by the glimpses of pleasures you showed to trap me eternally!

No doubt, you are not an easy enemy to tackle with as the tackling personality me, myself is part and parcel of you if not the whole, depending on the level of my own elevation in 
'The Path of Higher Understanding..' 

Still.. No problem, you continue your tricks on me I continue to be more vigilant, ready myself take some blame and attack from the world which is inevitable in the process but never leave
‘My Truthful Path’
and 
‘The Path Laid out by The Great Personalities'
of the world.. 

It's sure no easy job for me here but this life is worth experimenting thru' this 
'Vibrant New’
rather than going round and round thru' 
'The Rotten Routine’ 
you propose every moment with no respite from carrying the burden of pleasant experiences on my back adding bits and pieces thru' my interactions with the world.. 

The glitter and glamour of which constantly mesmerizing me but 
Instantly vanishing from the scene exactly when needed!"

The Post is written in line with this week's 
IndiSpire Prompt

Keyword:
BELIEF

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

THE 'IN' AND 'OUT' OF THE SENIORITY AT WORK!

“Sir! Being a senior member at work, I'm not compensated properly by my Company in respect of my promotion/s and salary. I'm straight away put down. I feel really sad. How can my management do this so ruthlessly to me by not giving due weight-age to my seniority in the Organization?"

"Dear! I understand your problem and I too wish that your management should have taken care of you properly in giving timely promotion/s..

When we look at the importance of seniority in service, it is instantly evident that the employee at work over years of service

  • Becomes an expert in the related skills of his/her field and thus automatically would know the ‘IN’ and ‘OUT’ of my work.. 
  • Further to that, he/she also matures himself/herself in the general management of day to day issues at and around in the work area.. 
  • And in general, a sort of maturity in life too joins all that in the back ground..
The above 3 together is called

'The Seniority in Service' in the Employment Arena!

This seniority, has it's own value at work and continues to enjoy all the support and benefits in the work area provided..
  • The employee is honest at his/her work, exerts without hesitation and follows all the rules and regulations to core as..
Dishonesty in no time brings down the best stage performer too..
  • The employee does not suffer from any serious disabilities or health problems like 
A Senior Caterer of a Catering Service when attacked by severe cold too is forced to keep off from active serving and if the cold becomes chronic, may have to be out of catering service itself..
  • He/she is not too much out-dated in his/her's skills as in such cases the new entrants become more useful in the same job like
An old Potter having no job amidst the use of coolers..

At the backdrop of such a work life, one's seniority carries its respect and value in the Organization and will generally be compensated well in all such cases..

It's unfortunate that your Management is delinquent in this aspect in spite of you being satisfying all the above conditions at your employment but beyond a point they too are not at fault because..
  • It's the concept of free enterprise every where in the field of employment except in few services and certain specific appointments and the employer out of own freedom can still choose some one else for his/her work in your place but 
Here you too have a 100% chance to continue with your present employer or not. Your contract of appointment can just be closed with the issue of a certain notice period from either side as per the terms and conditions of your appointment and you can take up similar senior position in the contemporary organization/s at the back of your rich work experience..

Why are you not thinking on these lines if you really want to give true regard and value to your senior status?"

Keywords:
senioriy, work

Monday, October 9, 2017

WHAT'S TRULY 'NEW?'


On a holiday tour to the most exotic place on the earth..

"Oh! My! That place is really fantastic. Looks too good to me.
Those green fields spread over the huge area with the sun light falling at an angle over it with the back drop of fast vanishing clouds..... 
Let's go there and we shouldn't miss such a beautiful spot!"

In 2 hrs time at the new place so much praised..

"God! What a greenery! I love the scenery around. The view from here is too good.. See, that landscape at distance.. 
With so many bushy bushy green trees and a stream of waters flowing in between with the back ground of the majestic hills touching the skies.... 
Looks like my next destination.. Let's go there too!"

"Dear! We were at the same place 2 hrs back!"

It may be a piece of humor here but equally the strong message behind it is.. Whatever I may think and firm up within me, 

Forever the Nature is One, the Universe is One and the Creator of the Cosmos Phenomenon too is One!

As an individual of 'Dwanda'(duality), I'll not be able to experience this Oneness directly at this moment but Specs of that Reality sure could be felt by me if I tune up myself to a certain internal discipline in my life and work in that direction with full dedication.. That discipline basically is nothing but certain constant thoughts in me Viz.,

'The beauty of outside is ever in the eyes of the beholder..

All my achievements, gain in knowledge and experience of today are not exclusively of my own make.. 

They equally belong to those people who were with me all these years working along with me as they had just given away for my gain.. 

These people must have been compensated all these days with certain monies which in my view look 'OK' but from the broader prospective that return is sure less unless my gratitude too goes towards all those eligible receivers who are none but the present generation in front of me as 

Forever people are One and the world is One!

The best way of this return is.. As I deal with the people around me, I might have seen many of them with their own 

Inherent Ambitions,
Innate Tendencies.. 
Innovative Ideas and 
Interesting strategies.. 

Certain ‘Newness’ is ever part and parcel of such expressions around me and invariably I've to make use of this 'Newness’ for my work as well for the good of the world.. To tap that, the only way is.. Ever to motivate the man with me thru'

Genuine support when an ambition is seen,
Praise when there is an achievement, 
Gentle guidance when faced with a difficulty and 
Kindness when failure takes place! 

Instead ever ready to show off an indirect

Oppressive attitude,
Jealousy,
Authority and 
Pride!

When I start doing thus on a firm footing the dwanda (duality) with me sure becomes lighter with partiality from my end dropped down to certain extent making me experience the 

Specs of Reality of Oneness with CERTAIN NEWNESS seen in Everything, Everywhere, Every moment!

Keyword: NEWNESS

Saturday, October 7, 2017

ESCAPING FROM AN ORDEAL NEVER TAKES ONE THERE;
RATHER LIVING THRU' DOES THE WONDER!


A young man had series failures in his life. Attempted 1, 2 and 3 and failed in succession Partly because of his carelessness and partly because he believed beyond in wrong places.

That entire episode sent a wrong Message into the mind of the young man. Soon a single thought firmed up in him..

'It's forever better to leave the worldly life and embrace Spirituality!'

Having decided thus, one fine day he met an elderly well-wisher of his family who was a man of deep wisdom and said,

“Sir! I'm getting vexed with the materialistic world around me with no peace seen anywhere. I strongly feel that I should move to a Good Monastery, take up certain activities there supporting Spirituality and thus live my further life in Peace.. Am confident that I can do this activity 100% and there I would surely become better.. 


Sir, tell me.. Isn't it a better choice for people like me? In fact, I am happy that the failures of mine had opened up my eyes to some extent to quickly move out of this confusion!”

The elderly looked at him, paused for a while and asked a question,

“Dear! By joining a Monastery what are you planning to achieve ultimately in your life?”

“In fact I can do many.. I’ll start totally a new life there.. I'll work, make a living and try to live a serene life amidst Nature and God communicating Atmosphere.. That way, am sure it's much superior life!”

“My dear, let me tell you clearly one thing here.. All those experiences presently you passed thru' are very firmly in your mind and that one is corrupted beyond. If you join a Monastery with such a sick mind, I'm sure you'll soon spoil the Serene Atmosphere there.. And am equally sure, no Head of a Monastery will admit a personality like you with this back up!"

"?????"

“Yes, dear! The Sacred Path required to embrace Spirituality is forever filled with the Vibrant qualities like Courage, Service, Sacrifice, Patience and nothing less. Out of vexation and an escape mentality no one can become Philosophical in their lives as such a mind can never see the 'Good' existing in the people around and further can never appreciate the 'Beauty' of living this 'One' life happily with people.

Take care here because as I see your mind having misguided you so far on the utopia of achievements in life, is now misguiding you to get off from the more important activities you have to do in your life at this stage by suggesting you the easy path of constantly blaming yourself/people around thus escaping into a life of Pseudo Philosophy..

And still if you are not convinced, try continue thinking a life on the lines of Philosophical Discipline and follow that, let me say with a 100% assertion that

An ordinary individual totally engrossed in his/her hard work at the busiest cross roads unmindful of the dust, dirt and noise around not knowing an iota of what is Philosophical Living is sure a better Philosopher in his/her life compared to you at any point of time!”

Keyword: Philosophy

Friday, October 6, 2017

THE BLESSING(S) IN DISGUISE!

As the aircraft started rolling on the runway, the gentleman in the middle seat in rear closed his eyes for a while in prayerful mode and further to that sat in an upright position in his seat. The plane picked up speed in no time with a roaring sound and was soon into skies at the back of a few side ward movements and certain ups and downs.

The jolts were a bit nauseating but all in no time smoothed into the level flight. The engines were at their full thrust and in the rear seating compartment the audible levels had dropped down instantly amidst the increased sound of the engines.

The flight planned time was about 2 hrs..

The gentleman discretely noticed the 2 passengers on left and right to him sitting in a bit tense mood. Soon all smiled at one another and in the process he casually asked the man in the window seat..

“Sir! You seem to be not feeling well?”

  • “Yeah! Even though I travelled few times, I never felt comfortable sitting in the aircraft.. A bit worried!”
Replied the widow seated man. The other co-passenger heard that and immediately said,
  • "I'm traveling for the first time.. The whole thing looks a bit scary!”
The gentleman smiled and said,

“Sir! If you listen to me, many of your wrong beliefs of flying will sure vanish and you can be freed from your fears. Let me try my bit, with your permission!”

Both the co-passengers instantly nodded their heads in affirmation. Meanwhile, few drinks were served to them and they quickly finished that. The gentleman started,

“Sir! The aircraft we regularly travel are very safe. So much of care is taken in building, maintaining and flying the aircraft that with all confidence I can easily say flying is the safe way of traveling!”

The co-passengers were instantly seen showing interest in his talk. The gentleman continued..

”See! We many times think that travel on ground is quite safe as we get a feeling there that whatever might happen, we are ultimately on a firm base. And while flying, this feeling is shaken up a bit as we feel that we are hanging all the way. Do you agree?”

Both the men's faces appeared brightened up..

  • ”You exactly sensed our inner thoughts..” 
They said together. The gentleman felt a bit proud in his heart.. At that point of time a few refreshments were served to them. The gentleman thanked the Hostess and said..

"See! They are serving tasty food too during our lengthy travel.. It’s time to relax and enjoy this travel!”

The co-passengers, nodded their heads in silence.. Having finished eating the food, the gentleman continued his talk on flight safety aspects for a while. At length he concluded saying,

“See, Sir.. Going by by statics with us, I can 100% assertively say that air travel is the very safe mode of transport anywhere in the world and...........”

Looked at his watch and said,

“Oh! It's nice we spent almost the full journey time talking on flight safety. It’s time to land now.. See, the aircraft had already started descending.. We've to fasten our seat belts now and be ready for landing.."

and having done that before the regular announcement, the gentleman said,

"This is one of the safety requirements to be followed during take off, landing and in times of turbulence.. Hope you both feel better now with what all I told!"

The 2 men smiled and nodded there heads.. Soon the aircraft landed and the trio walked out of the Airport together.  Finally the gentleman bid bye to his 2 new friends and moved on..


The 2 looked at each other for a while with a smile on their faces and suddenly one said in a low tone..
  • “I'm not that much influenced by what all he said but invariably his talk for one and half hrs almost the full length of journey kept me off from my nauseating fear. Whatever.. For me truly 
It was a blessing in disguise!"

Hearing that the other confided in a soft tone,

  • "Me too not bothered about what he said and it was boring beyond but one thing I noticed him doing before takeoff.. Closing eyes for a while praying to God.. It suddenly struck me that that is the best confidence booster in such situations and here afterwards I'm going to depend on that alone.. Truly
It was a blessing in disguise!”

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

an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Keywords: aircraft, travel, blessing, disguise

Thursday, October 5, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE GREY HAIR!

The elderly man and the young man were out on a day together..

  • "Can you just wait for me a moment? I'll exchange this item in this store and come back!"
the elderly said.
  • "Sir! Do you have the receipt with you?"
the young man asked.
  • "No.. I misplaced it somewhere!"
"Then these people won't take your item back.. It happened to me once.. The Stores Manager is very strict!"
  • "Is it so? Anyhow, having come so much distance, let me try!"
Saying thus, the man went into store and in 10 minutes returned with a replacement item..The young man was surprised..
  • "The Manger just allowed me to do this!"
The elderly said.. They next hired a taxi to reach a point..
  • "I need to divert the taxi. I've to complete a small work here!"
  • "Sir! These Taxi Services can't do that. They are monitored by their Company on GPS!"
  • "Let me try.."
Saying thus, the elderly turned to driver, explained his problem and requested him to help.
  • "No problem, Sir! I 'll take you there!"
Saying thus the driver diverted the route. The young man again was surprised as he recollected how many times the drivers flatly refused to help him out on such occasions.

The elderly soon finished his work and they both alighted the taxi at an Office. There were 2 routes into the Office. One straight route with 'No Admission' board and another a long 'Way In' path.

The young man followed the 'Way In' path but the elderly cut short there and entered thru' 'No Admission' gate. The man at the gate did not object for the same and allowed him freely. The young man was at his wit's end.
  • "Sir! You are truly privileged!"
he said..
  • "No dear! I'm supported as Senior Citizen indirectly at all these places as I have less energies with me at the back of all grey hair!"
said the elderly..
  • "I understand the need to help the Senior Citizens but how grey hair matters here?"
  • "Dear! The grey hair at my age shows that I should have been mostly a disciplined, law bound citizen and a man of intact character all along with my social and family responsibilities well discharged over years and today all that background alone makes people believe and help me beyond the usual proofs required in routine issues of day to day life!" 
They finally were about to enter a Mall.. The young man and the elderly stood in the queue to pass thru' security check..
  • "Sir! You are privileged as a senior person with full of grey hair. At the back of all that indirect proof, Why don't you by-pass this routine simple security check and enter the Mall?"
The young man casually said. The elderly smiled and said,
  • "Dear! Any security check at whatever level be is for the safety of all of us and even though the young guard at the gate at times may not question me beyond, I never skip the procedure I got to follow here and help out the Authorities.. 
  • Having passed thru' so many years of life experiences all tightly packed into my memory with the grey hair staying over it as a symbol of that store, how can I ever show laxity here?" 
  • "Done, Sir.. Your grey hair truly speaks!"
Remarked the young man with great reverence for the elderly!

Keyword: GREY HAIR