Sunday, April 29, 2018

A LOW SELF ESTEEM.. THE SURE SILENT KILLER OF ALL ASPIRATIONS OF MY LIFE!
  • “Oh! I' m already late for my work twice in this month.. Can't afford to be late any more.. What will people think of me? My Boss never likes it.. Moreover, it may attract some penalty too.. Don’t want that to happen..
Whatever it be, I should discipline myself here!”
  • “Oh! I got to apply for leave again.. I'm not interested to take leave again because of this trip.. It looks bad on my part to do that.. How can I face my Boss with a leave letter? He may refuse too.. Better, I don't get into the situation of asking and getting a ‘No’ answer..
Whatever it be, I should discipline myself here!”
  • “Oh! I got to apply for this loan now which I've never applied for till now during my service.. That shows the discipline I have in managing my finances and every one knows me as that.. How can I now break this and go for the loan? Rather, I would somehow manage my monies without this loan..
Whatever it be, I should discipline myself here!”
  • “Oh! My Boss alone is commenting on me thus.. I have become lax and casual in my work.. It really hurts to hear this.. How can he say that? In the past 15 years of my Service, no Boss said thus.. I should make up for my deficiencies.. Let me look into it.. I should never get this comment again..
Whatever it be, I should discipline myself here!”
  • "Oh! These trivial issues are coming up in my life again and again. I should find a permanent solution here.. That wise man who helped a large no of people so far on their personal issues thru' his valuable advice is sure the right person to solve my this problem.. Let me take his help here.. 
Whatever it be, I should discipline myself here!"

That evening as that man of low self esteem visited the wise man of the town at his place on the appointed hr and was waiting for him, a recorded message in the room was heard instantly..
  • "Oh! Out of all the advices I gave so far all these years, 2 failed to work. I don't want that to happen a 3rd time. What people will think of me? Those who carry low self esteem thru' repeatedly condemning themselves will sure cause a dent in my reputation.. Better, I stop giving my these advices in future.. 
Whatever it be, I should discipline myself here!”

Instantly, the man got a 100% answer to his doubt!

Keywords: low, self-esteem

Friday, April 27, 2018

THE 'UNIQUE EXPRESSIONS' OF THE LITTLE ONES!

The concept of race in the world is basically exhibiting the competitive qualities of excellence in the field and come out as the ultimate winner.

Further, every time a race is conducted, it'll be in general between matching equals only and it's ever felt unethical as well as meaningless to carry out such competition between unequals.

And in all such competitions when almost near equals are involved, luck many times plays a role and people view it similar to lottery winning.


Another meaning to this race hitherto never imagined suddenly became evident when 3 little kids participated therein.. One of them,

The cute little boy of 2+ yrs was too dashing and inspiring every one around all the time his job was playing and feeding his favorite sheep in his garden area..


That day afternoon too as usual the boy was playing and feeding his sheep in the garden and a little away, his mom, an ardent music lover having got a headache, applied a balm lotion on her forehead, switched on the music player in low tone and was resting for a while.

Her 2 friends called on her at that point of time saying that they would like to spend their evening with the children in the park and requested her bring her little boy with his tricycle for the children to play. The mom couldn't say no to the request and quickly readied her boy saying,


"Dear! Today you are going to play with your 2 friends in the park with your tricycle. Your friends too would be bringing their tricycles. You can cycle a lot there. We'll keep enough fodder for our sheep till you come back. Later after coming back too, you can feed him, if required.. Okay?"

It was the cool lovely evening hrs of the day and as soon as the moms with their children settled in a shaded area in the park, they decided to have a small race for the 3 kids on their tricycles. Soon they cleared quite a lot of debris collected in their area around and marked the start and end points with big white chalk lines the start point remaining at a lower level to the end point..

The Little One’s mom said,

  • “Dear! Now, you got to pedal fast from this white line to that we marked there. Your 2 friends too will be pedaling their tricycles along with you. They may be a little bigger boys but I'm sure you can pedal along with them. OK?"
No doubt, the other moms too had inspired their boys at a similar level.

In no time, the 3 started pedaling their tricycles from the point of their moms to the other white line marked away screaming in a loud tones all along their way..

  • “I'm going.. Come with me!”
  • “It's fun to cycle here.. I love this.. Am coming!”
Talking thus, the elder boys moved ahead. The youngest one was slowly pedaling at his own pace looking at his 2 friends with a unique expression on his face. His mom smiling from behind said,
  • “Good Job, dear.. Mommy loves you.. You can do it!”
By that time, the two bigger boys were about to reach the destination one after the other but all of a sudden the 2 boys stopped and looking back, one of them said in a loud tone to the little boy,
  • “Come up.. Come up.. You are doing so well!”
And that was the final of the ‘challenging race’ between the 3 boys. The little kid slowly pedaling came nearer, simply overtook his 2 friends who together just GAVE(A)WAY for him with big smiles, touched the white line and screamed aloud, 
  • “Mommy.. I did It!”
And the 2 boys too simultaneously shouted at their peak to their Moms..
  • “Mom, Our friend........ did this!”
Carrying an unexplained adoration on their innocent faces for their small friend..

The moms were instantly got amused with the little ones' concept of race.. With all adoration for the kids, they soon moved to the Lounge of nearby restaurant, sat amidst the lovely flowering plants around emanating various fragrances and ordered their favorite dishes for them and for their boys.

As the children started licking their favorite fruit bars, the closing remarks of the Narrator of the evening discourse in the near by Monastery heard on the loudspeaker thus..

"The Great Man once said,

  • 'If all living beings of the Universe stand in queue as per their strengths, I wish to stand behind the last tiniest one in the queue!'
making it very clear in respect of certain definite sacrifices required from each individual while addressing a problem in the world en-mass!"

Instantly got drowned in the boys' loud screaming, laughing and shouting all along

Gods from above Smiling and Blessing the 3 'LITTLE GEMS' endlessly!

The words used in this post viz., 'lot, lotion, lottery, loud, loudspeaker, lounge, love, lovely, lover, low and lower' are from page No 472 of online dictionary free download for students learning English.. https://www.easypacelearning.com/english-books/english-books-for-download-pdf/category/11-dictionary-pdf-free-download-for-students-learning-english

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire PromptPick up a dictionary, open a random page, use words on that page to write a blog post - poem, story, non-fiction - anything! Don't forget to share the dictionary, page and words used. #WeirdHabitAnthonyBurge

Keywords: race, competition

Thursday, April 26, 2018

WHAT EXACTLY 'AM I IN TOTAL' AT THIS MOMENT IN THIS ENVIRONMENT?
  • It's totally a vibrant environment where in started in 20s I would be working up to 60 and
The active moment is just passing in front of me.. 

Am I really attentive here or taking all cool?
  • In this environment, a true value addition forever is working with dedication and
The important moment goes casually, that bit of new experience is just lost.. 

Am I truly a contributor here or just a showman?

  • The Environment forever is influenced by many external factors invariably creating a number of spider webs around which can truly be avoided only thru' certain extra special skills with me and 
The ripe moment is in front of me to acquire these extra skills.. 

Am I really picking up such skills thru' additional trainings or continuing with my routine?
  • The environment has a number of levels called promotions which can be reached thru' extra dedicated effort alone and
The crux of the moment is to concentrate on getting these timely promotions.. 

Am I taking a little more pains to support here or simply murmuring at the earliest when I'm chased beyond?
  • The path to reach few top levels is either through the dynamic steps of experience or through the lift of additional qualification/s and 
The heat of the moment is truly on with tight competition ruling everywhere.. 

Am I casually cooling off only to be awakened when my colleague suddenly gets that promotion?
  • As I continuously work in this environment, invariably a book of observation called the Resume is written by the known personalities of the environment and
The strength of the moment forever is to keep this book update with my work achievements..

Have I made sure that this book of mine becomes worthy and useful to all in the line or something worth not mentioning? 
  • The roof top in this environment called 'The CEO/A Level Below' can only be reached through either a separate lift or a special arrangement where I may not be the right personality as often that is the seat of power and politics and
The unhappy moment of my life is when I don't understand that that is how the life around me is defined.. 

Had I made a firm note of this and thus remain humble all along or looking at sour grapes with a condemnation feeling within? 
  • My personal safety and the safety of my family are forever linked to this environment without a say and
The precious moment ensuring that safety is truly in front of me..

Am I extra careful in protecting my job from all the angles or just in the habit of challenging / criticizing everywhere at the press of a button?
  • The active part of my life from scratch to soul searching invariably goes in this environment alone and
The golden moments spent here are sure worth remembering life long.. 
Do I constantly carry all the reverence and gratitude to my this environment or ready to curse the moment I'm given a chance?
  • And finally to say, there's a day when a clear ‘EXIT' board would be in front of me from where I have to come out stepping down to the floor, of course with a rich back up of my  work experience and
The sacred moments are rolling on continuously to make that day too a reality in time..

Am I equally prepared for this day too to easily switch over to that Higher End of Work in my life that God had kept in store or just waiting to zero down myself all of a sudden to an ultimate helplessness?

Keywords: work, environment

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

THE LITTLE ONE'S 
EXCEPTIONAL EXPRESSIONS..

The Little One was just a year old and the place was on the other part of the globe. The child's
  • Innocent smile, 
  • Expressive eye contacts and 
  • Instant friendly responses 
Used to hold every one’s attention in the neighborhood. To say straight.. Where the child was, there used to be an instant aura and unusual glow all round!

Once, the parents traveled to a prominent place of high tourist importance. At one such place, the family booked their accommodation in a hotel. It took some time for the previous guest to vacate and so the family along with the Little One was made to wait in the spacious lobby of the hotel for an hr..

As the room was still not ready, the family decided to go around for some time. But the mother soon got tired and decided to rest for a while in the corner of the entrance of another hotel next to them in the same premises..

As she sat at the place along with the child, her husband went out to get few eatables and milk for the child. The cramped hotel lobby of the 2nd hotel was busy with number of guests coming in and moving out..

The 2nd hotel manger seeing the mom and the child in his area instantly told the mother with all politeness,

“Ma'm, there are only a few seats here and our guests are in great numbers. But, still have your seat and take care of your boy!”
Conveying his problem in a diplomatic way. The mother felt sorry for troubling them but was helpless, had no go and so sat there for a while taking care of the child..

As said by the hotel manager, the guests were pouring in numbers. As they came in, a few sat in the limited area, a few stood there discussing their personal issues and the rest were busy at the check-in counter. Equal numbers were coming out of the hotel to go on various errands and the place was continuously busy with the hustle and bustle..

Soon the booked hotel manager rang up to the family saying sorry to keep the Little One waiting in the lobby for a longer time and instantly offered the family a day's free stay in their hotel within an year's time..

Here alone, both the hotel managers erred beyond and very much needed brushing up their knowledge in hospitality business..

In the 1st hotel lobby, the child quickly made full use of his waiting by constantly

  • Looking at the glittering lights and colors around,
  • Observing the distance hustle and bustle and
  • Trying to play with those that responded to him 
Which he could never have done in the limited hotel room facing 4 walls.. And

In the 2nd hotel lobby, the little boy with his silent expressive communications and a few unexplained sounds made in between quickly attracted many guests moving around thus indirectly helping the hospitality business as the guests for a minute

  • Forgot their travel strains, 
  • Became quite amused with the child’s innocent communications and 
  • Responded with all cheerfulness having a unique satisfaction in their hearts!
Keywords: child, hospitality, hotel, guests

Monday, April 23, 2018

THUS IS DEFINED 
'THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF MAN ON THE EARTH!'



'na karmanam anarambhan naiskarmyam puruso snute
na ca sanyasanad eva siddhim samadhigacchati'


(Sloka 4, Karma Yoga of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)

'A person can never achieve freedom from reactions to activities without first performing vedic rites; neither perfection can be attained by renouncing them as well!'

When the ignorance is deep in me, the curtains behind my stage of my action drama become totally opaque and I'd solely be concentrating on the stage identifying myself in the roles and accordingly would be expressing my emotions..

The changing colors of flood lights on the stage create dramatic effect to each and every emotion I display which indirectly is the effect of day and night, sun and rain, moon and breeze, pleasure and pain around me in my life..

Thus, at my level that living should continue with many conflicts as I constantly interact with people around me with wide differences of course, all remaining within the legal boundaries..

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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

(Sloka 35, Karma Yoga of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)

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

When the ignorance lessens in me for reasons unknown with the back ground curtains becoming a bit transparent to me, I see through them too along with the drama enacted with the back ground scenery revealing partly the Reality..

Still my mind would be interested in identifying with the stage drama alone but in a lighter way not giving much importance to the minute details and accordingly I would be expressing my emotions..

I should ever remember that in spite of experiencing such a lightness in my life, I should never question others around me through an authority nor crave for their acceptance of me thru' submission!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


'evam buddeh param buddhva samstabhyatmanam atmana
jahi satrum maha baho kama rupamdurasadam'

(Sloka 43, Karma Yoga of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)


'Thus knowing the individual consciousness to be superior to the intelligence, O mighty armed one, steady the mind by self realization conquer this insatiable enemy in the form of lust!'

As one gets elevated in life which happens purely because of the Divine Grace, the interest in drama reduces far more in the individual with more attention shifting to the Reality behind..

Thus more calmness returns to the mind of the individual and own personal opinions carry lesser and lesser importance as the consciousness is seen superior..

The ability of an individual to differentiate the drama from the Reality seen beyond the stage of action is the Spiritual Attitude in his/her life and every one to some extent is gifted with this ability in their lives of course, in varying gradations!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Keywords: SPIRITUAL, LIFE

Sunday, April 22, 2018

THE 3 IN 1.. SURE THE GATEWAY TO PROSPERITY!

BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT..

  • Competitive business is the core ingredient of human survival anywhere in the world. Competitive working in high demand area thru' quality product deliveries to the rich customer pays the highest in business! 
  • A good business means nothing is guaranteed and working may be endless. Incidents around should not decide the direction of progress of work involving business; the requirement alone should!
  • When the rich spend, economic activity is sure augmented. Lack of time to do things other than the core work is sure a blessing in disguise in a business Environment!
WORKMAN CAPABILITIES..
  • Sometimes the investment needed to acquire a capability is just a negative situation around. Every one can always do the own portion of a job and none else should do that part!
  • For a good workman, there's no difference between leisure, free time and working hrs. A good work straight away keeps the bad man away. If Friday evenings are more interesting, Monday mornings would be too sickening; balancing here is ever safe! 
  • It's a myth that a capable worker is easily available. The novice at work often talks of own achievements where as the professional simply concentrates!
PERSONAL ETHICS..
  • Sincerity in my job is sure the gateway for long time association in the field. It's always safer to do a little extra work, pay a little extra attention or appear a little less at work rather than stick to the exact!
  • The gap between ‘I will do’ and 'What I do' is never less and I should constantly be aware of that difference. If I firm up doing a job, time will be found even beyond 24 hrs of the day! 
  • At work, I should always stretch but never should break. Willingness to work brings its own unknown earnings as sweat forever is the safest!
Keywords: EMPLOYMENT, PROSPERITY

Saturday, April 21, 2018

THE SURE ULTIMATE..

When introduced to it..

  • "You can't call it wrong.. Just the sum of 'plus' and 'minus'.. The 'minus' is where my rightful entitlement at stake and the 'plus' is the extra I get here that neutralizes my 'minus..' Nothing but simple mathematics!"
Subsequently, when lured towards the same..
  • "Nothing to worry.. If you don't take care now, you'll ultimately end up with a life in which you can't do anything called your own!"
While hopping over around that..
  • "Really interesting part of life.. Without these extras, this life would have just looked meaningless. Let me not think too much here. Have to achieve at least something in my life!"
When slowly got caught in the net of that..
  • "You see, how things around you move and glow? What's the use of those great talks except starving yourself? These luxuries could never have been mine otherwise!"
When firmly rooted in it's clutches..
  • "Great.. There's so much in life which many fail to see forever covering themselves in the cocoon of honesty and all that preaching.. Today, I've everything with me!"
When got intoxicated under its influence..
  • "This is life.. 'I speak.. I rule.. I dictate.. And there's nothing I can't do!' Just live a king's life; that's the hidden message here!"
When that has gone into the head..
  • "How can I leave all these? Forget about preachings and all that stuff here.. Let me make use of this one opportunity in my life. There's no separate heaven else where. This only is that!"
When that has blown off to roofs..
  • "None can touch me in the scenario.. Here everywhere the endless money with me talks and rules.. All that talk on honesty, questioning is just under the carpet when notes roll out.. Really the No1 wonder in the world!"
Finally when squarely cornered with no escape..
  • “God, what'll happen now? What 's the way out for me? Thought I'm the king here but without my knowledge the king maker made use of me all these days throwing the bones laced with meat at me.. 
  • My life has indeed come to a full circle now with peace totally gone at one stroke where as my friend who stuck to the corrupt free discipline might not have got all that but got steadily all that required to live a decent life as per his rightful entitlement and beyond totally is at peace where as I lost everything at this point of time..
  • Looking back into the past of my life, how nice it would have been had my life remained at the same level all these days without this change that finally dumped me into ruins without an iota of mercy!"
That terrible feeling in me instantly woke me up from the nightmare I had and slowly as I looked at myself, I was totally freed from all the tensions as that was just a dream and never the reality with my

'Honesty Filled Golden Life'

Remaining fully intact with me!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Had there been any instance when, looking back, you've felt that life could've been different? Any event, any memory that you want to alter? Would you agree that life has indeed come a full circle? #AlterationsToLife

Keyword: Honesty

Thursday, April 19, 2018

PROBLEMS.. PROBLEMS.. PROBLEMS.. WHAT'S THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION HERE?

*** A man suddenly had a sizable problem in his life. With a broken heart, he started living with the problem offering a Prayer to the Almighty to take care of him further from such problems.. 
The wise man met him at that stage and said,

"If problems continue, nothing much happens and the life in front continues..

And

An open mind instantly closes many such problems!"

Thus the man's life continued at an average level all along!

*** Another man equally suddenly had a sizable problem in his life. With no go in front, he worked out a solution and started living with a Prayer to the Almighty to take care of him further from such problems when a 2nd problem of similar intensity surfaced..

With a half heart, he started living with the problem offering a Prayer to the Almighty to take care of him further from such problems.. The wise man met him at that stage and advised,

"A problem is just a task that needs more effort with less recognition and nothing more at any point of time..

And

If you bundle up your problems quickly each becomes a task with you to be attended to in series; if you bundle of your tasks quickly each becomes a problem with you to repent over leisurely.. Here, the choice is purely yours!"

Thus the man's life continued at a cheerful level all along!

*** A 3rd man too equally suddenly had a sizable problem in his life. He recovered and as he started thinking deeply on the same, an innovative idea came up in him..

‘Why not from now onwards, work systematically taking care everywhere so that problems do not come up at all?’

As he decided thus, a 2nd problem of similar intensity surfaced..

That again made him realize that to do all that, a good discipline and care are required from his side.. When he thus got a certain way of solving/avoiding problems, there was a 3rd problem of the same intensity.. That made him finally firm up..

"In life whatever has to happen will happen, let it be any amount of care or attention from my end..
I just streamline issues thru' hard work and dedication and wait patiently for the ultimate result!" 

The wise man met him at that stage and proclaimed,

"God originally created tasks and solutions; Man created problems and more problems out of those tasks not able to see the solutions; Satan created beliefs and conclusions out of man's weakness in the inability of man to find solutions..

And

You may have problems in life but you have a life too to live happily!"

Instantly, the man's problems seen almost zeroed with a great life left with him except a certain unrest seen at simmering level.. He asked the wise man,

"Are you free from this unrest too?"

"Yes.. 
I was eternally looking out for a solution here, when by God's Grace I discovered myself the biggest problem in not understanding the Sacred Message in front of me wherein the Lord Proclaimed.. 

'sarva-dharman parityajya mamekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva papebhyo moksayisyami ma sucah'


'Beyond all ideas of righteousness with you, just surrender to me in total. I will deliver you from all the sinful reactions ever happening in you. Do not despair!'"

(Sloka 66, Chapter 18 of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)

Keywords: problems, solutions

Monday, April 16, 2018


THE MOUSE RAN UP THE CLOCK..



"Time to sleep dear.. You are tired and....!" cajoled the mom her Little One of 2..

"Time up, mom.. I'll miss the school bus!" hurried up the mom the boy of 12..


"Procrastination is the thief of time.. You'll sure regret in your life if you don't.....!" said the teacher to the lazy student in teens..


"Time and tide wait for none.. Take up that task immediately and start doing...." corrected the dad the erring son of early 20s..


"Times have changed.. You can't talk like that, dad!" demanded the grown-up of mid 20s expressing his own freedom..


"Where's the time? I'm too busy to do any....." screamed the man of late 20s..


"I don't have time to listen to all this.. Just do what I say else.........!" yelled the boss of early 30s..


"It's time to relax.. Let's plan our holiday to the distant....." said the overworked man of mid 30s..


"From time immemorial, this practice continues.. None so far could.......!" explained the guide of late 30s..


"Time has ripened for this man.. Next time, if he did this...." frowned the man of early 40s..


"Time alone solves the issues.. Leave it for the present and...!" advised the mediator of mid 40s..


"Now it's his time to answer.. Think before...!" forewarned the seasoned man of late 40s..


"God! You are in time.. Thank you else...!" said the relieved man of early 50s..

"It's time now.. Move on now and make place for others.. Let's see what best can be done here!" said the Chief Executive of mid 50s.. 


"You may have hrs with you but I'm left with only minutes and secs.. Stop wasting my time now and think of your deliveries else....!" asserted the seasoned customer of late 50s..


"Time never stops.. Don't delay the job in front of you and.....!" forewarned the elderly of early 60s..


"It's critical time.. Let's be proactive and not allow the present situation slip into.....!" advised the man of wisdom of mid 60s..


"Time gone never comes back.. Making amends to the wrong done is the only right way in front of all and.......!" asserted the man of insight of late 60s!

It's the one word that moves the entire world from end to end 
Passing thru' all travails as well as all happy conditions undisturbed and unaffected 
Engulfing dynasties leveling everywhere in the end.. 
Appears distinguishing but ever rules under the single law alone, 
Seen stopped but never stops at any point, 
Appears running but goes on it's own pace all along, 
Seen going slow but the pace ever remains the same,  
Appears doing wonders but never does so anything, 
Seen doing nothing but does its own wonders never imagined.. 
As the Little Ones forever recite sweetly.. 
'Tick-tock Tick-tock.. 
Merrily sings the clock!' 

Keyword: time

Saturday, April 14, 2018

SURE EVERYBODY AROUND; NEVER LONELY!

It was totally an emotional Scene. The daughter with her family who was there on a month's visit to her parents' place was leaving to distant lands and it was time for the 2+ yr grand child of the family to say 'bye' to the near and dear ones..

The entire joint family moved on to go to Airport to see off the leaving family members and on the way dropped at a restaurant to have some snacks and tea. All soon settled in their chairs and ordered the snacks and tea. 


The Little One who got his favorite pizza piece in the process was sitting and eating it with his grandma by his side all along conversing with him. Others were busy talking among themselves on some important topics..

“Dear, Chotu! You are going away. I'm sad and nobody is with me hereafter!”

Said the grandma with a sad face..

For a while, the child looked at her with a certain definite expression on his face which conveyed a meaning that he had understood what she said..


There was a pause for few minutes.. In that time, a man passed by in front of them busily talking on his cell phone..

The child suddenly exclaimed in his own broken words, 

“1 Body!”

It was funny to see the Little One speak thus joining ‘One’ and ‘Body.' The grandma was looking at him for a while not knowing what actually the boy spoke..


2 minutes passed, another man passed in front of them. The boy suddenly said aloud.. 

“2 Body!”

It was very soothing to the ears to listen to the Little One as he spoke again those 2 words..

By then the grandma could understand what the child was talking of. She was simply mesmerized with his broken words and was looking at his face with an adoration in her heart..

The child looked around. Instantly, many were seen moving around in distance..

He again with a broken accent nicely started saying.. 

"3 Body"..
"4 Body"..
"5 Body"..
..............
"9 Body"..
And continued till 20 as that was the last number he knew at that point of time and ended with the words..

"Many Body!"

Listening to his continuous sweet broken words delivered nonstop, the grand mother simply burst into a loud laughter, instantly took the boy into her fold, hugged him tight and showered her unending kisses on him for a while!

At some distance away on the loud speakers of the nearby Monastery, the closing remarks of the day's lengthy discourse were heard thus..

"The Great Saint said,

  • 'A thief escaping in a hurry from the house he robbed with his heavy bag of loot on his back chances to come across the lonely Little One of the family, the child just smiles at him seeing his funny Avatar with a total joy in his/her heart; nothing less at all!'
That's truly the innocence of the little boys and girls around us who truly can never differentiate between the concepts of 'mine' and 'not mine' except for basic self protection and survival which of course is in built into them and thus feel ever happy!"

Keywords: child, innocence, happy

Friday, April 13, 2018

A FICTION THAT REVEALS REALITY!

In the beginning, God created man and said,

  • “You are totally free in the world. In a day of 24 hrs, you have to do nothing compulsorily except what you wish for.. Be happy!” 
But, man did not know what to do aimlessly with all that time, approached the Almighty and prayed to give a solution. The Lord said,
  • “About 10 hrs are to be spent on your sleep/personal care/needs to streamline my Creation but resources will be unlimited for you to do these. Be happy!"
Man soon retuned to God not knowing what to do with the left out 14 hrs time. The Lord said,
  • “Another 6 hrs are to be spent by you on your family responsibilities to help out my Creation. Again resources are plenty here for you to do this job. Be happy!” 
Man lead the life for a while but soon was at a loss not knowing what to do even with those 8 hrs, once again approached the Almighty and prayed to give a solution. This time the Lord said,
  • “From now onwards, your resources will be limited. And in order to meet the personal and family needs, you have to work the remaining 8 hours of the day to bring balance in my Creation. Be happy!” 
Man thus returned with full 24 hrs of jobs for a day and thought that there would be further no problems but as days passed seen unhappiness slowly coming back, again approached the Almighty and prayed to give a final solution to be happy in life. The Lord smiled and said,
  • “Here after, you'll have an interest to excel everywhere around you in all of your works. This definitely demands extra resources and for that you have to work either more time or with more effort..
Thus, you'll be struggling all along your life between personal needs, family lookafter and doing the best at work and there won't be any time left for you to be unhappiness. Be happy!" 


The morale of this fiction story in the right perspective goes thus..

Left to me, emptiness in my life is a big monster with respect to my time and the only solution here is start doing the various activities that are assigned to me in this life as my responsibilities with total attention, care to excel everywhere and call myself something in my life..

In that context..

The job, house, partner, children, car/bike, morning visit to market, office going, work loads, outings etc.. etc.. in total become my life and here the philosophy of my life forever remains..

How best I can do these jobs with my money, time and energies and thus progress spiritually endlessly till the Grace of God Bestows upon me!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt A job, a house, a spouse,a child, a car/bike, morning visit to market then office, work loads,sometime outings...is this all about life, what's your view towards life, share your philosophy of life,how should life be? #MyPhilosophyOfLife

Keywords: life, philosophy

Thursday, April 12, 2018

HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS ARE GREAT BUT FOREVER LIMITED ONLY!

“Now days, the communication is on our finger tips. Our dear loved ones may be in any corner of the world but we can

  • See them daily and talk to them heartfelt, 
  • Follow up with them on any issue with total, 
  • Know their requirements if any1:1, 
  • Give guidelines on any action to be done at their end, 
  • Advise them quickly in times of exigencies and 
  • Keep all related info ready and update!
To say in simplest words..

It's as good as we are living next to them and they are living by our side!
I don’t know how our forefathers felt when their dear ones were away in own country for days together with the only available communications with them being thru' letters which used to take time to reach and through telegram/telephone facilities for which they had to 

  • Walk long distances, 
  • Wait in queues and 
  • Pay heavily 
And often wonder, 

How they used to attend to their exigencies in their lives!”

Thus was speaking a man of early 30s in a group of similar age who were listening to him all the while except for a very elderly well-wisher who slowly walked up to the man and said,

“Dear! You may not know one thing here.. At the back of our severe limitations too as you said, we had our own mental strengths..

  • We depended one hundred percent on the Almighty for the ultimate well-being and safety of our dear ones and incessantly used to pray unto the Lord for their welfare..
  • With such a deep Faith ruling in our hearts, the peace was very much with us even though the problems were more or less the same all the time now or then. That way we were truly happy and contented in our times!"
While departing, the elderly well-wisher smiled and said,

“Whatever be the development with us. let us
  • Appreciate with all sincerity the effort of mankind behind all that, 
  • Make use of it for our own well being and thus 
  • Grow but never 
  • Get off from the fact that 
All our achievements refined to whatever level be are always limited for the real usefulness in our lives at some point of time where as

A firm Faith established in the Lord alone truly comes to rescue and saves us from any turmoils of life!"

Keywords: ACHIEVEMENTS, LIMITED

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A CHARITY OF CERTAIN MINIMUM PERCENT IN OUR LIVES SURE DOES ITS OWN ULTIMATE WONDER!

A man used to say,

  • "Sharing helps all with everyone remaining plus!"
Another man used to confront him saying,
  • "Sharing helps all except the one shared remaining minus!"
Once, the 2nd man purchased a few bunches of bananas, decided not to share with any one and eat all by himself in which overall equal numbers were ripened right level, a bit unripe and raw..

He started consuming the the ripened bananas first and by the time he finished them many were over ripe and a bit unripe ones had become over ripe..

In order not to waste anything, he started consuming the over ripe ones and in the process, the last batch also became overripe..

The 1st man had a similar purchase but he started sharing the bananas with few of his friends and finished the whole batch in good condition one day earlier to the 2nd man..

He had to purchase extra for the day locally and in the process incurred an expenditure of Rs 100 extra..

The next day, the 2 men met in the market for their purchases.. The 2nd one said,

  • "See.. All along, I never shared and today I've Rs 100 extra in my pocket which you don't have. What I said is proved here 100%!"
The other one kept quiet..

They made their purchases and the 2nd man wanted to pay adding his Rs 100 saved. When he searched his pocket, it was found missing as it had fallen off from his packet on his way..

Both finished their buying for the next week and as they were returning the 1st one remarked,
  • "Now both of us are Rs 100 minus. But the way it became minus with us is totally different..
  • You ate all along overripe fruits which were very much disagreeable to your body even though the ripe ones were in front of you all the time and remain this moment unhappy with a lost feeling..
Where as..
  • I ate all along the ripe fruits that were very much agreeable to my body which were right in front of me all the time and remain this moment happy devoid of that lost feeling!"
  • "But that's because I lost my 100 otherwise never!" 
Reiterated the 2nd man.
  • "But any how you will be leaving your 100 when you leave the world.. All along it's an extra pain with you to protect it!"
Said the 1st man.
  • "But small monies like that added together become sizable in the end and will sure go to my kith and kin after me!"
  • "Small monies like that added together even if they become sizable in the end, make no great difference to the living of our kith and kin compared to the bigger monies they receive from us..
  • That's why it is truly said that charity of certain minimum percent forever retains a good balance and calmness in our lives which sure never accrue if not done!"
Keyword: charity

Sunday, April 8, 2018

GENERAL MANAGEMENT..

Each individual is a dynamo of certain personality with own concluded theories within. And these levels of personalities with their own in built tempos when in contact, the exchanges do proceed and result in constant problems between personalities ranging from a cold war of total silence to a level of temporarily hurling abuses at each other.. 

These continue to exist in this world and making them zero is almost an impossible task nor allowing them freely too is a risky affair..

Here alone the word 'Management' takes its birth and forever moves thru' doing its marvelous job of bringing in temporary cool and adjustment in the minds of the individuals in communication..

In that context go the following ten golden qualities of a good Manager in any scenario as he/she continuously
  • Remains ready to lose part of his/her self for the sake of those being managed..
  • Involves the man being managed work for the ultimate good thru' the related skills and cares for the person whole-heartedly thru' his/her own noble trait of human approach..
  • Grasps quickly that the individual with him/her has a certain duty to perform as well as certain rights to enjoy his/her freedom and strictly insists on doing all the duty bound activities and where the person's right starts, instantly stops ordering and goes by request explaining the benefit to both in doing that way promising extra benefit in that context subsequently..
  • Handles any tough situation well and regains control of the related confused situation in a short time.. 
  • Tunes to the thinking level of the individual being managed within the boundaries of law/rules but never leaves convincing/educating the same person on the right..
  • Annihilates all laziness with a certain control but still at the individuals' own freedom and makes use of the saved energies for constructive works..
  • Cares for human emotions in an orderly way with neither an abrupt stop nor uncontrolled let out of the same as total stopping of emotions forever involves resistance, loss of effort and related anguish and allowing them uncontrolled causes damage, loss of output and related anguish..
  • Transforms temporarily the person being managed to do extra ordinary all along insisting him/her to do only on what is truly feasible..
  • Involves in educating at the basic freedom level of the individual being managed equally disciplining at his/her basic authority level..
  • Opts to work within the above boundaries but as much closer to the boundaries as possible ultimately in any given situation.. and
  • Never forces anyone on anything nor yields to anyone on anything with lot of convincing in the right direction alone remaining as his/her core activity all along doing thus the..
RIGHT ACTION!

Keyword: Management



Friday, April 6, 2018

THE CAREFUL MAN EVERYWHERE!

“What? You lost 2 thousand rupees in our market area? Strange! How did it happen?”

"Sir! Yesterday, I just carried the money in my pocket...."

“Dear! You should have taken extra care. I'm sorry to hear this. 2 thousand is not a small amount to lose just like that!”

"You are right, Sir.. I feel very bad about that!"

“OK! Forget it.. Lost is lost and you'll never get it.. But here is an equal a lesson if you wish to learn how to protect your future monies!"

"I understand.. I should be more careful!"

"Yes, dear.. And that more care indirectly goes thus.. Okay.. I've do buy......... for our house from the market.. Come with me and we can talk on this issue on the way!"

"Okay, Sir.. Let's go!"

The first precaution is..

  • Be extra careful in carrying our monies. The best method is have a secret pocket and carry huge monies in that only..
I meticulously follow this practice, whenever I go out with sizable monies with me!

The next precaution is..

  • Avoid moving in crowded places with huge monies as much possible but where you can't avoid that, when you move in crowded places, forever keep eyes wide open.. 
I meticulously follow this practice, whenever I'm forced to move amidst crowds!

The third precaution is..

  • Never take out all the monies with you for every small payment.. It'll attract unnecessary attention and a few times, some monies may fall off accidentally too..
I meticulously follow this practice, whenever I've to make such payments in busy areas!

The fourth precaution is..

  • Never make big payments without taking valid receipts, proper guarantees or physically having the items purchased in your possession..
I meticulously follow this practice, whenever I make such payments!

Okay.. Now see, I'm going to buy this item from the same market.. I'm 100% following what all I said from the moment I started moving out from home till I reach home back in taking care of my monies..

Done.. Successfully completed my task. We are going back now.. See.. It has become dark and the area is lonely. Here, even while traveling in our own vehicle too, we should be careful and

The last precaution is..
  • Drive away quickly from such places and always avoid walking through such places.. 
I meticulously follow this practice whenever I'm caught in such odd places in odd times!

"Great, Sir.. Totally a good lesson I'd learnt from the experienced person like you!"

“See! A perfect job is done here. I took the right care, paid the right amount and got the right item. This's the discipline, we should ever have with us. If done, our monies are always safe. OK.. Bye dear.. See you tomorrow!”

The man who advised so meticulously was not seen for a week. Subsequently overheard a conversation in his area..
  • “You know what happened? Few people of our area, fascinated by the talk of a trickster on how a particular home item does wonders, purchased defective items costing few thousands of rupees. 
  • It appears that all those items had to be straight away scrapped and put into the dustbins. When contacted, they came to know that the seller had fled from the area. It's pity that the people who bought the items had lost their full monies. And it's strange to know that the so called our
'Careful Man Everywhere'
  • Who often preaches on how we should take care of our monies too was a victim of this racket!"
Keywords: money, extra care

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

BEHIND ALL THAT MISCHIEVOUSNESS..

The grandma was teaching simple proverbs along with their meaning to the little one of 6+. The boy was too jovial and naughty in taking the meaning of those Sayings in his own way and aptly replying to his grandma..

"All roads lead to Rome! It means....... "

The grandma was about to explain the meaning of that great proverb in simple terms to the boy.

"No, no, no.. It's not correct!"

Instantly replied the boy with a 100% surety seen on his face.

"Why, dear? How do you say that?"

"Because some roads have dead ends!"

The grandma continued,

"A stitch in time saves nine! It means if we take care in time...."

"Why nine? It can be two, it can be three, it can be four, it can be five,......."

Asserted the boy in reply. The grandma said,

"Better late than never! It means instead of not going at all, it's better you go late!"

"You are very much wrong. I can't do that. My school doesn't allow late coming!"

Said the boy very firmly. The elderly lady continued..

"You can't have the cake and eat it too!"

"That's not right.. Yesterday mommy gave me half the cake to eat and kept the other half in fridge!"

"Rome was not built in a day!"

"Yes.. Here only, you are correct. How can anyone build such a big city in a day?"

Screamed the little boy in her ear.

"Ahh.. My ear is gone. Why do you scream like that?"

She scolded him instantly.

"Where? It's not gone anywhere.. It's very much here!"

Replied the boy examining her ear closely..

The family instantly burst into a huge laughter with the naughty but truly the innocent reply from the child!

By then, the boy's mom kept ready the earlier day purchased big flower pot, nutrient soil and the pack of germinating seeds for the boy to plant the seed. Seeing that, the Little One instantly left all his mischief and fun making and became highly disciplined..

He carefully started filling the pot with the lose soil given, put the seed of the plant embedded deep in the soil, watered the soil and kept the pot in its place leaving a simple smile on his face for the great effort he had put in indirectly asserting..


"See.. I'm very much with Mummy Nature in my own way!"

Truly the attitude of communicating with Mother Nature at the earliest chance given!

Keyword: mischievousness

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TRULY.. THE SACRED LIVING MANTRA!

3 men were standing for a while in the queue for their day to day requirements. During that period,

One man thought..

  • "This queue is quite long and slow moving. Here, I can easily say no to the small savings I make today and firmly switch over to the places of buying wherein such queues remain shorter and move faster. That way, I can make comfort and ease stay by my side all through out my life..
There's no great thing presently I'm doing except wasting my time and energies in the name of leading a simple life!"

The second one thought..

  • "This queue may appear long and slow moving. But still, I can easily say no to the small comforts that are with me today and firmly switch over to the places of buying in spite of such queues remaining much longer and moving slower. That way, I can make more monies and safety stays by my side all through my life..
There's no great thing presently I'm doing except wasting my time and energies in the name of leading an easy life!"

The third man thought..

  • "This queue is just there with me and has its own pace. Here, I can easily say no to the small savings I make today and firmly switch over to the places of buying wherein such queues remain shorter and move faster..
Or
  • I can easily say no that small comforts that are with me today and firmly switch over to the places of buying in spite of such queues remaining much longer and moving slower.. 
But, let me never try to alter

The Economics of Living

With me today with 'ease' or 'greed' in the background as
  • My ease of relaxing more by foregoing a certain of my savings indirectly sure catapults the draining of my precious finances and
  • My greed of saving more by getting off from the certain ease with me today indirectly affects sure the basic living of those at the lower end of my supply chain..
Let me, here straight away say 'NO' to that 'monster ease' as well as the 'monster greed' simultaneously sacrificing the ease accrued to me in the process by involving in a 'constructive work for others' in parallel..

Seen thus, the present struggle of mine becomes truly a Sacred Work with me where in my time and energies are well optimized for

The Great Economic Cause

Around me myself living thru'

THAT SACRED LIVING MANTRA!

All along my life!"

Keywords: SACRED, LIVING, MANTRA

Sunday, April 1, 2018

HOW MUCH AM I RIGHT IN MY ACTIONS?

I was confident of my right actions and accordingly was into that stream with full vigor..

The wise man said..

  • “Why don’t you be a bit slow and firm in your actions? Presently you are rushing through with a great thrust to contribute the best which is not good for any one.. 
Slower is the better word in the circumstances with you!”

I was taken a back with that advice, felt that I might have erred, modified my actions accordingly and was thus into the new stream again full vigor..

The wise man again said..

  • “Why don’t you be a bit fast and resilient in your actions? Presently you are pulling through with a slow pace not contributing the best which is not good for anyone.. 
Faster is the better word in the circumstances with you!”

I got offended and instantly demanded an explanation.. The wise man smiled and said,

“Related to your actions the people around you are always important in respect of the attention they deserve from you at any particular moment.. In your earlier actions,
  • Pity overtook you seeing the plight of certain suffering of people next to you and accordingly you started working more towards them which resulted in pampering them indirectly equally denying the required attention to others who needed that at that moment from you.. 
That’s why I have advised you to slow down which enables you retain certain of your money, time and energies for others..
  • But that had put you in another slot instantly where in you started going more slow on the actions than required for the affected.. Here they missed some of your attention and that was given to the ones not deserved to receive at that point of time..
That’s why I have advised you to pick up the pace which enables you give certain of your money, time and energy for the affected!
  • Our actions forever are tainted with our emotions however sure we may be and in all such cases, we'll will necessarily be deviating from the Right.. 
  • In all such instances, an outsider with an impartial outlook would be a better reference to us as his/her emotions for the same cause many times would be quite less and/or different and thus he/she would be able to see the same issue from the right angle.. 
In this way alone once in a way, of course not constantly, getting evaluated by a 3rd party of a certain depth of perception and acting according to that is definitely a much safer way of living for anyone instead of totally deciding everything by oneself with a feeling that he/she sure knows the Right!”

Keywords: Right, actions