Saturday, October 19, 2019

WHY TO LOOK AT IT IN BITS AND PIECES, WHEN THE 'ALL IN ONE' DISCIPLINE DOES THAT IN TOTAL?


All along, life in front encourages and helps me stick to Truth..
  • If I pay no attention to that, it tries to assert Truthfulness everywhere..
  • If I remain adamant not to follow that, it forces me without an exception towards the Truthful Actions..
  • If I oppose that too with a proud feeling, it brings forth it's own implementation of Establishing the Truth
And moves on ever expecting me to be alert in my life!

Simultaneously, the ignorance in me lures me with its own attractions..

  • If I remain unyielded to that allurement, it pretends to be my well wisher showing me the escaping routes of all those attractions..
  • If I remain adamant not to listen there, it threatens me with dire consequences of not listening to it..
  • If I oppose there too with all firmness, it retreats temporarily from its malicious intentions
And moves on making bigger plans of catching me up when not alert!

Seen thus, even though looks the toughest way ,

  • It's ever better I stick to Truth and accordingly mold my life rather than
  • Yield to many instant attractions around and get lost into an alluring world of ultimate nothingness! 
If firmed up so, the next moment
  • Out is the tension in me and 
  • Comes in the everlasting peace
In which state of mind, 


A Single Action

Alone is perceived every moment!

Said the other way the single choice of living my life right,

  • Just touches me like the softest feather and graces me all along my life but the choice of wrong
  • Hits me like the hardest rock and makes me flat many times in my life
And making that choice is purely mine and mine alone!

Thus, it truly remains a choice-less living or otherwise called the wisest choice if seen in the right sense as the Ultimate Solution for

Fear, Despondency and Sorrow

Of life which do not vanish but come and go on and on but myself remaining ever ready to bear all that without a single remorse feeling..

Otherwise, every moment,

  • Attitude remains a choice,
  • Happiness remains a choice,
  • Optimism remains a choice,
  • Kindness remains a choice,
  • Giving remains a choice and
  • Respect remains a choice
With me, ever backed by
  • Various timely soothing advices
  • Endless indirect controls and
  • Many highly acclaimed remedies with the same
Fear, Despondency and Sorrow

Constantly terrifying me with no solace seen in front!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt.. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Your reflection on those words of Roy T Bennett #WiseChoices

Keyword: CHOICE

Thursday, October 17, 2019

MANY TIMES, SPEECH MAY BE SILVER BUT SURE SILENCE IS.. EVER GOLD!


A man got into a perennial problem in his life. In that context, he approached few people for advice..

  • "Take my this advice. I've given a similar one to so many people. People always got some benefit this way or that way of what I said. It's so simple to understand and follow. The plan of action for you in the present situation is.....
  • I just told you everything crystal clear. You should act now. What's the use of keeping quiet doing nothing or do some thing here and there without head and tail?
  • Act in a concrete way, dear.. Beyond god will take care!"
The man of pure worldly interest said emphatically..
  • "Take my this advice.. I've given in few places. Mostly, people got some benefit of what I told. It's simple.. The plan of action for you in the present situation is.....
  • I just told the over all.. You should act now. Beyond it is His Will!"
The man of certain moral values said firmly..
  • "Take my this advice.. I've given in few places. The plan of action for you in the present situation is.....
  • I told the over all and you should act now. Finally, it is the Almighty that does everything!"
The man of certain ethics said softly..
  • "Just see if this works.. The plan of action for you in the present situation is.....
  • I may or may not be that right here. God Bless!"
The man of certain insight said with a smile..
  • "See if something of this is useful. Try doing that and hope for the best.. Om! Shanthi!"
The man of certain spiritual elevation said in a loving tone..


At the back of all those advises, the next day evening the man visited near by temple, offered his sincere prayer to the Lord and sat in silence in front of the Deity. As he sat thus, he happened to hear a small story told on the loud speakers of the temple, as part of the discourse delivered for the day..

  • "A man with perennial problem visited the near by Ashram for seeking the Great Saint's advice. Having seen the Great Saint silently sitting in Meditation, the man too sat in silence in front of Him..
  • The Great Saint continued His silence for a while, further opened His eyes, with a silent gesture looked at the man and enquired through silent hand signal whether he was feeling better for which the man without his knowledge nodded his head silently..
  • Both sat for some more time in silence and finally as the man silently took leave from the Great Personality through a silent bow down and came out silently, to his great surprise he could find within,
The ultimate solution to his problem!"

Keyword: SILENCE

Monday, October 14, 2019

THE POWER OF A SINGLE TRUTHFUL ACTION.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?


  • “You got to change a lot. It’s not happening. Listen.. Experience speaks a lot and with a back up of such worldly knowledge alone I'm talking to you here. Do you say 'YES' for me to go ahead and brief you on my plan of action"?
The tone of the well-wisher stressed with all firmness eager to bring the required change..

A smile, nodding and beyond silence alone prevailed at the back of a great firmness in doing

THE RIGHT ACTION

In front!

  • “For everything, keeping quiet is not the solution. It does nothing. If you continue doing that people will leave you and you'll have no friends. Be ready to say 'YES' to my proposal!”
The tone continued with a never lessening grip..

A smile, nodding and beyond silence alone continued to prevail at the back of a great firmness in doing

THE RIGHT ACTION

In front!
  • “I agree that some care and good follow up is required. But totally getting into the type of mess you are going to create for yourself is never welcome. It takes you nowhere!”
The tone asserted straightway firmly..

A smile, nodding and beyond silence alone, never left the scene at the back of a great firmness in doing

THE RIGHT ACTION

In front!
  • “Am telling you again and again.. Coming up life is not that easy. It has too many ups and downs you can never think up. Come out of your shell and try to see the world from a different angle!"
The tone said with a hope of bringing the expected change..

A smile, nodding and beyond silence alone, remained 'as is' at the back of a great firmness in doing

THE RIGHT ACTION

In front!
  • “Don’t want to listen? OK! It’s your life and you decide. Why should I struggle so much to tell you? The future alone shows you what you missed here!”
The tone became softer at the back of a disgusted feeling within..

A smile, nodding and beyond silence alone further continued at the back of a great firmness in doing

THE RIGHT ACTION

In front!
  • “I told what I have to tell from my side. Beyond people have to understand themselves and lead their lives!”
The tone toned down itself and remained undertone beyond..


A smile, nodding and beyond silence alone, never retreated at the back of a great firmness in doing

THE RIGHT ACTION

In front!

  • “I'm off.. I don't know what to say more.. You remain so cool and speak nothing.. It’s your wish now.. Bye!”
The tone slowly melted down allowing the situation in front take over..

A smile, nodding and beyond silence alone, finally won over the situation at the back of a great firmness in doing

THE RIGHT ACTION

In front!

God was in all Smiles..

“A Truthful Action ever remains Single. Interpretations therein vary widely but no go, all those have to merge into that Single Action ultimately and beyond Peace alone prevails!”

Keywords: TRUTHFUL, ACTION

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

FOOD.. WHAT'S IT LIKE SOMETIME?



That night the Celestial Figure appeared in the dreams of few people of the town and said,

"I promise to provide you 2 humble meals daily comprising of

  • Not more than one item,
  • Daily the same item,
  • Limited to a single morsel every time but
Without break

Through out your life..

How do you take the offer?"

  • "It's just infinitesimal in front of my wealth and I'm ready to straight away forego that but thru' second thoughts I decided.. I'll keep it aside as savior of the toughest times of my life when the whole of my wealth is at stake which is almost a utopia in my life!"
The richest man of the town said with an air of pride..
  • "No doubt, it's nothing compared to my wealth, I can straight away say no to it but still I shouldn't say no to anything given and so I'll keep this aside as the savior of tougher times of my life when my wealth is at stake which of course, is a rare phenomenon!"
The rich man of the town said with all coolness..
  • "No doubt, it's the least valued offer compared to my earnings but I can't say no it as I can keep it aside as the savior of tough times of my life when my wealth is at stake and I am singled out!"
The higher level earning person said thoughtfully..
  • "Truly a standby.. I'll keep it aside as the savior of my life as it adds to the limited wealth of mine and is sure valued as gold in tough times of life!"
The middle level income person said with all cheers..
  • "Great and timely benefit of my life.. I'll just add it to the small savings of my life and the total sure is going to be big and stands as a huge support throughout my life!"
The lower level income person said with total contentment..
  • "Hurray.. What a boon in my life and the noble gift of my life! You be seeing.. From tomorrow..
  • I'll fight out vigorously for my fundamental rights which are constantly taken away as on date as the monster hunger in front is making me yield every time ever keeping me at the receiving end of the evil!"
The penniless man on the road exploded with joy!

Keyword: HUNGER

Friday, October 4, 2019

THE LIVE DEMOCRACY AROUND!


"I'll take care of you the best possible way!"

Boasted the democratic ruler..

"That's okay but
THE SONG OF THE SACRED SELFLESS SERVICE
Forever goes thus..

'Neither a drudgery work nor a work of great interest but ever the vibrant live work with
the doer,
the recipient and
the world at large
getting equal benefit..

Neither demands work experience nor
can be purchased for a price with
rest works the world weighs for a price
ever remaining less..

Neither quantified by theories nor
qualified by experiments
ever remaining a constant process of negation with
rest works propelled by human emotions
ever remaining less..

Never divides,
Ever unites
freeing the doer from the burden of part mundane life with
everlasting peace
making one
never ever leave It!'

Such a Service you'll be able to do to a reasonable level only when the Original Truth percolates a bit into you. Else all promises and welfare activities you take up are ever questionable!"

Said the citizen..

"That way you'll never get one with such revelation to rule you. It's better you allow a person who has an interest to take up the ruling!"

Asserted the democratic ruler..

"Yes.. True Leaders are ever limited and I've no go here other than accept the one in front of me ready to rule. But that never takes me off from

BEING VIGILANT!"

Equally asserted the citizen..

"Come on.. There are so many opposing, questioning and voting mechanisms in this set up, I can't decide everything by myself!"

Assured the democratic ruler..

"I agree all those mechanisms are there. But power sure corrupts and in the process all involved can be either,

  • Satisfied beyond,
  • Sidelined for a moment,
  • Secluded routinely or
  • Silenced permanently
And a rosy picture of ruling can be presented..

Thus seen, all the checking mechanisms with me are equally defective!"

Said the citizen firmly..

"That way taken, none will be available to rule you and that sure is a state of anarchy!"

Meekly said the democratic leader..

"Yes.. That too can happen and the lovers of democracy should never allow that. Seen thus, the only way in front of me is..

  • Never take easy,
  • Ever doubt,
  • Never side and
  • Ever question
ALL PROMISES AND DOINGS

Both at the individual level and at the level of lovers of democracy and thus ever remain part of

THE TRUE DEMOCRATIC SET UP

Which forever speaks only..

VOLUMES AND VOLUMES OF FREEDOM AND NOTHING LESS!"

Asserted the citizen!

Keyword: DEMOCRACY

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

HAPPINESS AND PEACE SURE LOVE TO EMBRACE ME IF I..


  • Try doing my basic works myself as my body parts are originally meant to do those works keeping me fit and fine even though I may easily buy those services ever upholding the Saying..
April showers bring May flowers!
  • Don't try buying unnecessary items saying, 'It's a throw away price!' without knowing well that the seller indirectly is trying to throw away those items to me reducing own burden and equally remembering the oft repeated Saying..
If you start buying items you don't need, soon you would be selling items to buy the items you need!
  • Don't visit the luxury places beyond my means as that sure becomes routine and I would invariably be searching for super luxuries making me accept the fact..
Habits die hard!
  • Am aware of the 'Silent Earning Members' by my side Viz., the health and safety measures and take the required care therein as..
Health is nothing when it's there and everything else is nothing when not there! and

Accidents often happen only once in life!
  • Don't quickly say that life is 'fantastic' instead say, ‘to be lived through’ as the 'Humility' with me forever straightens me and puts me on the right track as often..
When music changes, dance too!
  • Keep track of major finances of my own, incoming and outgoing by a physical 'note-down' as..
A lakh has one hundred thousands only; not a single more!
  • Follow the basics of my original discipline that had brought me to this day's prosperity as my past, sure needs at least that much recognition upholding the famous Saying..
No pains; no gains!
  • Don't relax extra because of my present prosperity but do more as the 'evil pride' with me soon can make this fort of prosperity go into history books permanently upholding the Saying..
Pride goes before fall!
  • Grow my finances at a moderate pace and never chase them as there's no 'super rich' concept anywhere in such a scenario except in my mind well remembering that..
Grass does not grow faster if you pull it!
  • Involve deep into the family life and the same is the sure way of myself growing inward thru' a dedicated service to family as..
There is no place like home!
  • Am getting reasonable stamped approved social behavior as majority of the society are bound by orderly behavior myself equally knowing well that the wrong is to be questioned but always thru' proper channels and here forever..
A patient man eats ripe fruit!
  • Am having ever a feeling of being watched by law keepers as the long arm of law is always powerful, it never leaves one who deviates and in such a scenario..
Better bread with water than cake with trouble!
  • Express through one of the famous Arts broadly defined in books as that expression is the gist of my life and I shouldn't kill it and become rotten as is well known that..
A bird sings not to reply but a song!
  • Be ever ready to spend a percent of my income and energies beyond the basic need to help out the less privileged as they too are part of His Creation who okay-ed my success making it well known that..
Rain never falls on one roof!

(With due credit to the Authors of some of the Sayings)

Keywords: HAPPINESS, PEACE

Friday, September 27, 2019

NO DOUBT, THE TRUTH IS EVER BITTER!



~ When Julius Caesar was cornered and was about to be stabbed by his assassins, to his great surprise, he saw his own friend Marcus Junius Brutus amidst them and that made him proclaim instantly..


"You too Brutus; then fall Caesar!"

Thus ever making known to the world that..

  • Power politics can twist anything and everything making them believe beyond with none being an exception there!
~ The Saying goes..

"No News is good News!"

And that Saying remains green amidst us ever upholding the fact that..

  • Ideally speaking, the best situation in one's life is his/her surroundings of today remain same as that of yesterday with nil changes other than the usual required for day to day peaceful living!
~ When the Great Saint was asked how He could live without working, He replied,

“I have no desires to satisfy. For my basic living, some of you may feed me. If not, I'll go hungry and in the process if the body perishes, it goes!”

Ever asserting the fact that..

  • Such Personalities alone can remain without doing any work or without taking the right returns for their work and never the ordinary ones!
~ When a stranger approached the Great Man and asked for food, the Great Man said,

"I've a work. Please complete that and take your food!"

And when, the stranger retorted back saying how the Great Man could ask him to work when he was hungry and weak, the Great Man said,

"I agree and I'll give you food immediately. You can eat, relax for a while but after that you should finish my work!"

Ever stressing the reality that..

  • A true human being of any discipline should necessarily please the giver and get the required in his/her life!
As the purpose of any work I do in this world is basically to support
  • Myself and my family members at a decent level,
  • Discharge of my associated family and social responsibilities and
  • Equally support a life called my own
Beyond this alone I should express myself to the requirement..

Seen in such a scenario, the News Media too is no exception here with the profession evidently needing its own revenues to be generated for supporting its members at the minimum basic decent level of living and in that context,
  • Certain sensational expressions comprising of the way the truth is presented sure gains importance as that alone attracts the Readers more making them stick to the particular News Paper/Channel!
Beyond this, sure the professional expression should gain priority and that should go on all along bringing out the Truth in the scenario as is and present it to the masses who had kept their undaunted faith in the System knowing well that

To be their only weapon to fight out any injustice done in the so called democratic system with them!


The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt News today is nothing but sensational entertainment that attempt to tilt public opinion towards one or the other point-of-view. Write a post on your opinion of news today. #News

Keyword: News

Friday, September 20, 2019

THE STRICT REGIME.. WHAT'S IT LIKE, AT TIMES?



On a day, a King said to his Minister..

“To improve the rule bound discipline amongst my people from today, let me increase the quantum of fines/punishments many fold so that people come to attention and become disciplined as needed!”

The wise Minister straight away said,

“Your Majesty! This proposal would be detrimental to the freedom of people and their welfare unless all equally can represent injustice at a reasonable level as well all are capable of parting with the amounts involved..

Instead of such drastic change of rules, let's try improving our ruling and equally let us educate people on the right conduct!”


“Improving and reforming are long time processes and many times, the purpose itself would be forgotten there. Let me implement this and discipline people thru' fear!”

Asserted the King and without further discussing with the Minister had straightaway gone ahead with his proposal..

Days passed. As expected, the rule breaking in the Kingdom became less. The King was jubilant that he could achieve what he wanted..

On a day, the Minister requested the King to accompany him to 3 prominent residential places in disguise wherein the King could overhear his people talking about their experiences in respect of his strict ruling..

In a less privileged community, a talk was heard thus..

  • "I'm not at all involved here and not connected a bit but sadly I was asked to handover a huge portion of my earnings of today else the problem I need to face is going to be too big..
  • No go.. I paid off.. We just manage for the day but my worry is.. If I am asked like this a 2nd time, what am I to do and where can I go?"
In an average level community, a talk was heard thus..
  • "I'm careful all along as the amounts I need to pay if I err even though not so big are still comparable to my earnings of the month. Unfortunately, today I made a small mistake unknowingly and had to pay that amount..
  • I'll just manage for the time being but.. To err is human and if it happens 2nd time? Neither I can stop involving here as my earning is ever linked to this involving at the basic level!"
In a richer community, a talk was heard thus..
  • "These so called hefty amounts are nothing to me compared to my wealth / earnings and beyond I always have a cushion of bargaining and pay a sizable lesser amount if required..
  • No problem.. Compared to the comforts and conveniences I'll have if I go soft with the rules on and off, these payments are nothing and I needn't bother much in this direction!"
The King was stunned with the conversations he heard. The Minister smiled and said in a soft tone,

“Your Highness did not perceive this equally happening while raising the limits of fines / punishments!”

The Post is written as story in response to this week's IndiSpire Prompt Are hefty traffic violation fines justifiable? #trafficrules

Keywords: STRICT, REGIME 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NO DOUBT MISTAKES ARE TO BE AVOIDED IN LIFE, BUT..


That evening as the 2 friends were on their stroll in the park, suddenly a celestial figure appeared in front of them and said,

"I'll grant you both a boon wherein you can

  • Rewind into your life to a stage you wish,
  • Remain attentive from then on,
  • Commit not those mistakes which you did earlier and
  • Come back to today's life
Minus the effect of those mistakes..

It's you choice now!"

The 1st friend said,

  • "Life is short and I'm suffering indirectly with lows presently because I committed many mistakes in my earlier life..
Let me minus those mistakes from my life and thus have the best of today with this boon!"

The 2nd friend said,

"No doubt,

  • Life is short and I'm suffering indirectly with lows presently because I committed many mistakes in my earlier life. But still,
Let me not minus those mistakes from my life and thus have the usual of today without this boon!"

Soon the 1st friend started living taking the benefit of the boon and the 2nd one foregoing the benefit of the boon..

Time passed..

Strangely, the 1st friend was not happy in his life with continued misery but the 2nd one was happy in his life with continued peace..

To a query for the strange happening, there was a clarification from above..

"You may be interested not to commit a mistake in your life as then you will have a better life but seen the other way here,
  • Pride has gone up steadily in the 1st friend with nothing minus to point out him by others and he soon secluded himself with the rest of mankind as he felt a special man but
  • Humility has become the way of life with the 2nd one at the back of the usual minus brought to his notice by others and there he joined with the mankind as he felt he is a normal man..
No need to say.. In time,

The pride with the 1st friend brought its own misery to him making him indirectly feel that life is worthless 


Where as

The humility with the 2nd one brought him an unknown peace making him directly feel that life is worth living!"

Keyword:MISTAKES

Monday, September 16, 2019

THE NEVER FADING TRUTHS OF LIFE!

  • Talk makes a small man; stuff a medium personality; openness sure the great man..
  • Yesterday’s is knowledge; tomorrow’s is planning; today's is living..
  • To the powerful man listen.. Few out of interest; some to avoid conflict; many out of fear..
  • Do good, do bad or do right.. Choice may be sure mine; never the consequences..
  • Day or night, east or west, up or down living is the ultimate..
  • Nature gives food; Nature gives medicine; Nature gives poison.. Wise Choice matters..
  • Part of Past may be rotten and part of Future may be devilish but all Present is Divine and right actions of the moment sure straighten everything..
  • Take care of myself alone, I'm single and fear lurks; take care of my customer in addition, I'm never single but still fear lurks; take care of my next man too, fear ceases to exist..
  • Be truthful and assertive, the world challenges you; be truthful and cheerful, the world cautions you; be truthful and silent, the world bows down to you..
  • Everything good or bad, clean or dirty, holy or unholy are part and parcel of the Universe under the Care of Almighty!
Keyword: TRUTHS

Saturday, September 14, 2019

AT WORK.. '24X7'.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?


Two friends working in different Organizations took 2 week holiday and went on a vacation trip..

The first friend thought..

  • "I'm off from my work for 2 weeks and going on my vacation. I spend quality time with my family and enjoy my trip!"
The second friend thought..

"No doubt,

  • I'm off from my work for 2 weeks and going on my vacation. I spend quality time with my family and enjoy my trip
But I indirectly follow up too with the happenings in my office!"

In that way, both the friends completed their vacation and returned. The next day both of them were in their offices. Soon the first one rang up to his friend..

"Dear! I don't know how you feel at your office. I feel dull and lethargic..
  • I've totally lost contact of what's happenings in my office..
  • My Assistants too have taken things a bit easy during my absence..
  • The office is disorganized because of my absence..
  • My family is unhappy that I've gone away immediately to my work on return..
  • All indirectly including myself carry a feeling that back to active work after a holiday is a pain for a while and why not extend the holiday for a day more?"
The second friend smiled and replied,

"Dear! My follow up of work at my office during our vacation indirectly helped me to be trim and active..
  • I'm up-to-date on the happenings in my office..
  • My Assistants are in trim condition to take my orders in respect of the on-going work..
  • My office is kept in good clean condition as that work was done almost daily by the staff whom I followed up from my side..
  • During our vacation, my family had understood that my work is important and never questioned me for being away from them on and off but happily joined with me for rest of the time. So today, as I'm back to my work and they too are back to their schedules without much fall back upon me..
  • Every one including my family members, the Assistants at office and indirectly myself too have understood thru' this discipline that the work at office is the most important part of our life let it be..
AFTER OFFICE HOURS OF THE DAY,
DURING THE WEEKEND OR
WHEN ON HOLIDAY!"


So when it's said

'WORK IS WORSHIP'

That Worship is nothing but doing with devotion every bit of work related to

Office activities,
Personal care,
Family welfare, or
Neighborhood interaction


Every moment whether one is at

Office,
Home,
Outside or
On vacation


Depending on the priority at that moment

24 HRS 365 DAYS OF THE YEAR!"

The Post is written as a story in response to this week's IndiSpire PromptHow do you spend your weekends? or rather how do you spend your free time after your working hours? #TheOverlookedHalf

Keyword: WORK

Thursday, September 12, 2019

THUS GOES THE SO CALLED.. 'LIFE!'



It was the moment of

  • Assertion, authority, comfort and no doubt..
The man in picture was in a state of total control and endless pride..
  • The wiseman in picture remained calm as much possible and continued working the required all along..
The moment passed paving way for the next mostly repeat the same..

It was the moment of

  • Enjoyment, extreme comfort, high recognition and endless relaxation..
The man in picture was in a state of ecstasy and let the steam go..
  • The wiseman in picture remained calm as much possible and continued working the required all along..
The moment passed paving way for the next mostly repeat the same..

It was the moment of
  • Coolness, total rest, well taken care feeling and do the like condition..
The man in picture was in a state of high spirits and full relaxation..
  • The wiseman in picture remained calm as much possible and continued working the required all along..
The moment passed paving way for the next mostly repeat the same..

Suddenly on a day,

It was the moment of
  • Vagueness, fear, discomfort and ambiguity..
The man in picture was in a state of chaos and helplessness..

But there too,
  • The wiseman in picture could remain calm as much possible and continued working the required all along..
The moment passed paving way for the next in store!

Keyword: LIFE

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NO GO, THE TASTE OF PUDDING IS EVER IN EATING ONLY!



In 40's..

"Leaving the minimum medical support assured post retirement, the other retirement monies promised and often talked of great are not that really great as they are never linked to the rise in cost of living except once in a way revising. Considering the real inflation around, what's the money one will have in his/her hand every month if we look at these so called social securities schemes?

Nothing equals having a decent regular salary on the basis of bargain. But that's not possible beyond 60s and so, let me be wise and save sizable percentage of my present earnings for safe retirement. If done so, I would be secured against

Absence of job beyond 60,
Ever rising prices,
Never planned major expenditure and
Intact ancestral properties..

  • That way at least, the inflation will not make me nothing in life and
  • The retirement monies can give a minimum life!"
In 50's..

"Yes.. The right savings, I made so far during my career past 10 yrs. But that can't be the end. Let me increase this percentage from now onwards as soon, certain family expenditures are going to come down. Good financial discipline is a must at any time in our life. I tell you..

  • The inflation never listens and sure beats us if we don't take care of proper financial management and
  • It's No 1 duty with us to save max for retirement and rest all can wait!"
At 60..

"Thank God.. At least I took good care of my finances during service if not the best.. Other wise what are the monies in hand at this point of time? None can help.. A wise decision taken in time..
  • Still in front of inflation, between what I planned years ago and what I have today, there's a huge difference and 
  • Let me continue to be careful with respect to spending and safeguard these retirement monies!"
In early 60s..

"A small consolation here.. People who earlier used to look at me as the potential earner are now going soft with me and don't expect much from me. These savings at least, balance the rise in prices..

  • Still, the inflation is constantly up and
  • The retirement monies are not really big in front of that!"
In mid 60s..

"It's a fact.. My requirements are a bit down these days.. No great interest in any buying and spending like earlier..

  • Still inflation is a pain by the side and
  • Retirement monies are ever limited!"
In late 60s..

"These days, my movements have become quite limited and life has become more philosophical..
  • The inflation is not a big problem now and
  • Retirement monies are as they are!"
In early 70s..

"The day comes and goes.. Of late, our eating too has come down a lot.. No great costs..
  • The inflation does not bother me now and
  • All retirement monies are safe!"
In some years later..

Frugal eating, small movements, one or two involvements with the talk on
  • Inflation and
  • Retirement monies
ALMOST REDUCED TO ZERO!

Keywords: Inflation, Retirement

Sunday, September 8, 2019

TOURISM.. WHAT SHOULD IT BE LIKE ORIGINALLY?



In Sanskrit, a Saint is often called 'Parivrajaka' meaning one who constantly wanders around. The Great Saints feel that as their Dharma thus forcing themselves 

  • Live thru' a humble life of eating whatever is available on the spot and
  • Resting thru' whichever facilities are offered in the context..
The Great Saints know that that simple living would very much open up their minds more and more keeping off the thoughts of
  • Possession,
  • Self gratification and
  • Self protection beyond..
No doubt for an ordinary human being like me,
  • Taking the reasonable returns,
  • Enjoying within the limits and
  • Caring for self
Are a must in life but equally
  • The spirit of adventure,
  • Foregoing the certain and
  • Getting into the fields of the unknown
Too are to be constantly kept live in my life so that invariably I live a life of
  • Worth,
  • Contentment and
  • Elevating the Soul
And thus become a useful to
  • Myself,
  • The society around and
  • The humanity at large..
Thus frequent traveling far and wide with a totally relaxed mind leaving aside the usual chores of life for a while makes me sure the complete man and 


In that context tourism is to be encouraged as much possible around me!

But, sometimes my story of travel takes an ugly turn when that

  • Self interest in me goes beyond and
  • Grabbing the materialistic gains and pleasures takes over me
Invariably causing certain damage to the

Environment and Local Culture of the surroundings..

Those intentions often lurk behind the usual innocent looking poetic thinking and talking in me that often goes like,

  • "The scene is so beautiful with the distant majestic hills merging into the skies the silvery edges of which shining intermittently.. Let me bring out...
  • Those sharp reflected sun rays from above in no time are getting covered by the passing high speed clouds of the monsoon season.. Let me plan to present...
  • Those clouds bringing cool drizzles over the vast sloping landscape leading to the local community joining my observation and expression.. Let me capture the scenery in front and..."
Etc.. Etc..

Instead, let my those very thoughts be gently guided as much possible to the refined and elevated ones like as the 
hidden poet in me sings the song of any travel of tourist importance thus..


"With 
The distant majestic hills merging into the skies the silvery edges of which shining intermittently at the back of
The sharp reflected sun rays from above which scene in no time getting covered by the passing high speed clouds of the monsoon bringing cool drizzles over
The vast sloping landscape leading to the local community joining my observation and expression all along unmindful of the
Chill weather all round,
Sharp hunger within and
Priorities in front
Let myself lose to
MY ORIGINAL MOTHER 
AS SHE GENTLY ROCKS ME IN HER LAP!" 

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt Over-tourism has led to social and environmental problems. What do you think is a good solution... #Tourism

Keyword: TOURISM

Friday, September 6, 2019

SURE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER BUT..


Certain actions were done.. There were certain returns..
  • "What's this? Is this what I get as returns for all that I did for so many days? Really a joke.. You know, for the amount of strain I've taken in doing all this, I should have been simply put.... and given.... Nothing less of it.. Really a pitiable state.. I've just been taken for granted!"
Shouted angrily, the worldly man ever looking out for certain gain everywhere..
  • "Leave all that talk about the returns. They come and go and that's a different issue. At least, I should have got a minimum word of appreciation for so much effort I put in. No such talk at all.. It's a wonder!"
Said aloud the ordinary worldly man of usual recognition..

"I've done my duty here. But never expected such a low recognition for all the work I did. God only knows the truth!"

Commented sarcastically the moral bound man..
  • "I've just done my duty.. I don't want to talk on returns I got. God Bless the recipient!"
Said routinely the man of ethics..
  • "It's a sacred duty.. This alone elevates me in my life and nothing else!"
Reiterated the spiritually oriented man..
  • "------"
Said nothing, the elevated man of lessened ignorance and having completed the work with a smile, took over the next!

Keyword: ACTIONS

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NO DOUBT, THE HEART POURS OUT HERE WHEN NEEDED!


This week's IndiSpire Prompt says,

Share about any interesting place in your city/state that you are yet to visit. #GoingPlaces

No doubt, I can sure speak a lot of any place I visited but when it comes to speaking about a place not visited, I've no go other than saying my words based on what I heard from others as on date and read in the books. What I read in books about the new place, is always available there and in that context, I'm not saying anything new as my own. Again, what I heard from people, I should limit it as their own personal experiences..

Thus seen, I would like to bring out my would be experience at the new place based on my earlier experiences I had as I traveled across my country..

In teens on a day, I happened to travel down south of my country in connection with an important work. After completion of the job, I was returning by the night train with many people around me..

In no time, I had gone into deep sleep as I was fully tired with the hectic work of past few days. As I got up in the morning hrs to my surprise, 


I found myself resting with my head on the lap of an elderly man who seemed never moved in the night else I would have got up!
  • While getting down at my destination, as I thanked the elderly man, he silently reciprocated to that with all warmth of his heart!
In 20s in mid winter totally new to the place located miles away from my place in North, I was traveling by a night train..

When the train started, the compartment was quite warm with all windows down. As the journey continued, the chillness of the night slowly increased, and soon my usual sweaters from my place were of no use to withstand those low temps of North..

The middle aged farmer next to me noticing my suffering, 

Opened out his huge thick blanket over me signaling me to make use of that and without a second thought, I got in and took full advantage of the great warmth inside for the rest of the night!
  • While getting down at my destination, as I thanked the middle aged man, he silently reciprocated to that with all warmth of his heart!
In 40s, as I moved to the new city on my job in the Western India and the next day hired an auto rickshaw exact to the meter which on the way stopped at a signal for green, the driver in conversation with me knowing from where I came to his city asked..

"Aap ke city me single hai?"

Thus bringing out the true innocence of the young man at work when actually what he meant was 'signal'. Further to that,

  • While getting down at my destination, as I thanked the young man, he silently reciprocated to that with all warmth of his heart!
Seen in the context of above 3 unique experiences of my life, I decided to write about one more pleasant experience sure I am going to have presently in my 60s at the new place in the Eastern part of my country if I make a visit to the place and that experience would go thus..

At a cosmopolitan Mall in search of restroom as I happen to notice a luxury restroom on chargeable basis and ask the young girl at the counter of the special restroom for directions to normal restroom, she would sure confirm the facility on top floor far away but seeing me smile and say,

"Achha.. Aaap ab yeh facility use kar sakte bina payment!"

Thus ready to show off her grace of helping a senior citizen with due care..
  • I am sure, while getting out of the place, as I thank the graceful young girl, she sure silently would reciprocate to that with all warmth of her heart!
Keywords: heart, place