Saturday, November 30, 2019

THE SOCIAL THOUGHT STREAM.. HOW SHOULD THAT BE LIKE?



"When the self becomes too much with you apply the following test.. Recall the face of the poorest or the weakest man/woman whom you may have seen and ask yourself, if the step you are going to contemplate is going to be of any use to him/her. Will he/she gain anything out of it? In other words.. Will it lead to freedom for the hungry and spiritually starving millions!"

-- One of the last Notes left behind by Mahatma Gandhi expressing his deepest social thought.. Source : Mahatma Gandhi (Last Phase, Vol 2, P 65)

I am a bundle of desires..

This moment, the reality is that those desires together alone is called the specific 'ME' I often talk of myself..

This 'ME' of mine cannot negate/destroy me at any time as that is how I exist on this earth..

Our Scriptures and Great Personalities of the world never thought less of such a 'ME' with a human being and they all the time advised all to take care of that 'ME' of theirs to such a level that immediate as well as future safety of that 'ME' is 100% ensured..

Thus, having understood the Great Philosophy of protecting 'ME' in the right direction, the same Great Men and Women again asked us not to rest there as

The Original Purpose of Life of a Human on the Earth

Being elevating himself/herself to a level of much higher stability and peace than one can think of at his/her mundane level, set his/her sails in that direction and move on steadily in the so called one life given to him/her by the Almighty..

To do that, a small percentage of sacrificing the 'ME' of mine has necessarily to take place and there no other work can do that wonder..

That percentage can vary depending on the individual's perception of life but invariably starting at 10% of my

Monies earned,
Time available and
Energy brimming within and beyond


According to my ease and will..

With less than 10% too, I can start doing that but 10% never produces no great strain on me and in place the peace I secure sure out weighs what I've foregone..

In the process of foregoing 10% of my money, time and energies towards the other man,

The Philosophy of Life has equally stressed

Not to Gain anything back as gaining back sure nullifies my giving away and soon takes me to a point where I'm really not giving but grabbing only..

Seen thus, the social media around me thru' which I actively interact with the society around day and night as a hobby should truly comprise of

Caring,
Praying for the betterment and if possible
Extending physical help to the other man..


When my social media interactions basically do not satisfy this requirement, I'm sure I am unsocial alone in all those interactions as I

  • Don't want truly the welfare of the other man and beyond

  • Want to turn every helpless situation of the other man into a greater opportunity with me to grab materialistic benefits both in cash and kind as much
And thus move on in my life aimlessly!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt # Is social media making people more unsocial? #SocialMedia

Keywords: SOCIAL, THOUGHT

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

THE TRUTHS AROUND; OFT UNSEEN!


  • The child knows many languages to convey to the mother; the mother knows every bit of those languages often go unnoticed!
  • 'Old' is ever praised as gold but that ‘old’ was associated with cruelty; no less!
  • The man in relation is always shunned beyond where that shouldn't be; the one in no connection is always appreciated beyond where that needn't be!
  • I always attend to an individual as a member of a particular group rather than a person; invariably done!
  • There is an excuse if the youth err; not if the aged but the justification often covers it up nicely! 
  • Good people are No 1 asset in life; worth loosing few things for their sake but rarely done!
  • The much talked harshness of a tyrant and the oft spoken tenderness of a Great Man will be predominant in the world exactly at the same time; never noticed!
  • The whole concept of Philosophy of life lies in just caring for the other impartially; instead volumes and volumes are read and practiced endlessly!
  • I always have abundance of emptiness in me; never noticed!
  • The innocent smile of a child sure settles many angers around; often taken lightly!
  • The so called good man first and foremost owns a simple job.. Wishing for the good of other in heart; nicely forgotten every time owning endless programs in place!

    Keywords: UNSEEN, TRUTHS

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    INTERPRETATIONS AND FACTS.. WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?



    In Differential Calculus, the Differential Coefficient of a function ⨐(𝓍) with respect to x is defined as Limit 'Δy/Δx as Δx→0' where 'Δx' and 'Δy' are small increments in 'x' and 'y' never being zero..

    Here it is always said, 'As Δx→0' meaning 'As Δx tends to zero' but never said 'Is equal to zero' however small the increment 'Δx' be..

    That's exactly how a fact in our life is defined and all others definitions similar as well as very near to it whatever infinitesimal that nearness be are nothing but interpretations of one's mind alone, the higher the mind's level the more nearer being those interpretations to the fact..

    An advice in the words of the Great Philosopher goes thus,

    • "Our minds are like books with us. Here I read my book and you read your book. What I understand is with me and what you understand is with you. We thus continue reading our minds constantly reaching our own interpretations of the original fact. I can help nothing more!"
    Seen in that context, that known thru' continuous enquiry alone is the Fact but I should never conclude there 100% at any time, constantly stick to the Neti (Na+Iti) Theory Viz.,

    'Not This.. Not This.. Not This!'

    And thus should move on with my enquiry infinitely.. Sure, there are many pitfalls in that search like..

    • When the disciple having found his Master moving suspiciously towards bushes and followed him only to find out that He went to there to answer the Nature's Call, could no more keep his act of doubting and revealed that to Him asking to punish him for the misdeed, the Master smiled and said,
    "Never leave that doubting in you and do not spare even your Master in that!"

    Confirming that such searching and questioning in us should never end up in a belief.. Further,

    • When the Contemporary Philosopher happened to praise a foreign made item compared to His own country made one and a disciple pointed out that patriotism was missing in the Great Man's words, the Spiritual Master smiled and asked,
    "Please tell me, which item is really superior in functionality at the back of individual technologies with the product manufacturers?"

    Confirming that such searching and questioning in us should never end up in an emotional out burst too..

    Those limits ever rule the entire probing going on in the Universe to establish various facts of life thru' limitless search and research with the 7 powerful tools gifted to one and all equally.. Viz.,

    WHAT, WHY, WHO, WHERE, WHEN, WHICH AND HOW..

    And the various inventions and discoveries that come out in the process, all limited will hold power for a while but sure in time drop out with the powerful questioning tools again and again trying to find

    THE EVER NEW..

    Ultimately leading to

    INFINITY -- THE ULTIMATE FACT OR THE ULTIMATE TRUTH..

    The Great Saint said..

    • "A salt doll curious of knowing the depth of Sea slowly went down the sea, melted and merged itself with the sea waters and ultimately there was one single vast Infinite Sea alone; nothing else!"
    Seen thus in 'THE END'

    THE PHENOMENON MERGES WITH NOUMENON

    And there remains

    UNIVERSAL ONNESS ALONE!
    The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt There are no facts, only interpretations. #NoFacts

    Keywords: FACTS, INTERPRETATIONS


    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    GIVING AND SHARING.. WHERE THEY SHOULD PREVAIL PREDOMINANTLY AND WHERE THEY SHOULDN'T?



    "I don't understand why people hold money to the last pie. Nothing comes with us and even the last pie has to be left behind when we leave the world.

    With such a reality in front of us, why not stop all these calculations and straight away share what we have with few others too and be happy in life? What do you say, Sir in this context?"

    "Dear! Giving and sharing are truly the great activities in our life and there is no doubt that I should ever be ready to be part and parcel of those noble works..

    Given a chance as self interest in me takes front seat resisting giving and sharing, I was told repeatedly by our Scriptures to say 'NO' to that self interest and start doing charity actively..

    But unfortunately, at times the self interest in me takes the other side of the coin retaining the same level of calculating and holding, the moment I see few tears or listen to a sad story. Instantly I get involved there in giving and sharing pampering the recipient and making a habit in him/her to repeat such false presentations..

    Here alone I should come to attention, be ready to distinguish clearly between

    • The actual need of the other man and
    • What is projected in front of me to gain sympathy and
    Firmly limit my giving to that extent only. If diligently done so, I
    • Sure become part of the noble act of giving and sharing and thus help genuine individuals elevating myself in the eyes of the Almighty,
    • Sure not remain part of encouraging ease and laziness in the other man but show him/her true path of living thru' hard work and
    • Equally become the wizard of financial wisdom of managing my own finances which this day is again a duty with me without an iota of doubt!
    Remember,

    ~ When a stranger asked the Great Man for some food, the Great Personality asked him complete a work for Him before or after eating the food but when the stranger refused to work, the Great Man just refused giving
    • Even though the content involved was just a morsel of food.. But 
    ~ Having seen more as their right the same Great Personality made His tenants, owners of the respective houses by straight away surrendering His ownership
    • Even though the content involved was foregoing His own high valued assets!
    Keywords: GIVING, SHARING

    Sunday, November 17, 2019

    QUALITY.. WHAT'S IT LIKE?


    'Sun rises and sets,
    Day light breaks and fades,
    Seasons come and go,
    Tides rise and fall,
    Flowers bloom and fade,
    Generations come and go
    In perfect synchronization 
    As time moves on eternally at the back of
    THE ORIGINAL QUALITY BUILT IN NATURE!'

    **** The picture drawn with pieces of chalks of different colors looked so perfect as the passers-by could not take off their eyes from it for a while..

    No doubt the in-built artist, a jobless man on the road did his best and brought out a master piece..

    A quality work of one's expression turned out!

    **** "This box is to be installed in its place!"

    The supervisor instructed..

    The workman smiled, took the box, pushed it thru' the narrow curved passage which couldn't be seen beyond, positioned it in place, inserted the bolts and using a special spanner tightened them to the required grip..

    A quality work of one's special skill turned out!

    **** The customer said,
    "I need the certified product by tomorrow!"
    The certifying agency said,
    "We need the quality report to accord certification!"
    The quality man said,
    "The defect is to be rectified for the quality report!"
    The Assembly man said,
    "It takes a day to rework the product!"
    The boss said,
    "It's crucial and the customer shouldn't be unhappy!"

    The Manager In-charge was no doubt on the altar but soon he was thru' the task with his own ease and cool..

    A quality work of one's managerial skill turned out!

    **** The son was in total tension. He couldn't ask anyone for advice and consolation and was a bit silent at home talking on and off..

    The dad said,

    "I've the best solution here for you...... Do this way, the rest will be controlled automatically!"

    That's the back ground work the dad did all those days for his son to be useful in the tough moment!

    A quality work of unique love turned out!

    **** The son decided to eat at his place and sent the carrier thru' his attendant to his mother with a chit attached that read thus..

    "Ma! You finish lunch and send back the carrier. I'll eat here!"

    The mother promptly sent back the whole. The son on return understood the duel message of his chit but enquired why she didn't eat at least half.. 


    The mother smiled and said,

    “Dear! That full carrier food too is not enough for you when you are hungry. I can't take a chance and make my son go hungry!”

    A quality work of certain sacrifice in nature turned out!

    **** The Saint beaten by a rowdy element on road to unconsciousness and subsequently served by a disciple and brought back to consciousness, when asked whether He could recognize the man serving Him, smiled and said,

    "The hand that hit me is serving me!'"

    The Quality Work of Ultimate Sacrifice in the Universe turned out!



    In between, the presence of capabilities of various working personnel around making out and deciding based on,
    • A knock on the metal door,
    • A small hammer hit on an assembly,
    • A look at the color of the burning flame,
    • A tiny extra sound heard amidst moving parts,
    • An aroma of a dish,
    • A sense of feeling of being in control,
    • A glimpse at the strange environment
    Etc.. in respect of
    • Manufacturing,
    • Construction,
    • Energy,
    • Transportation,
    • Hospitality,
    • Healthcare,
    • Defence
    Etc.. fields backed by years of dedicated work indicates that amidst us, every one is

    A QUALITY PROFESSIONAL

    • Openly seen at times,
    • Partly seen many times and
    • Unseen a few times
    AS LIFE GOES ON!

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

    Quality has made significant contributions to advancements in healthcare, manufacturing, construction, energy, defence and transportation. What does quality mean to you? Recognize and acknowledge quality professionals you know. #WQD19

    Keyword: QUALITY

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    A DAD.. HOW'S HE LIKE?



    In class 7, as he avoided giving his name for speaking in the elocution period, the dad straight away met his class teacher and included his name..

    • "I don't like giving a speech in front of my friends!"
    He pleaded..

    "Avoiding is no solution here. Select your topic, prepare well and speak!"

    Ordered the dad..

    In class 9, on a day as he avoided giving his name for a voluntary service the dad went to the school and straight way gave his name..

    • "These come in the way of my studies!"
    He said meekly..

    "Do both.. You should involve in such works once in a way!"

    Clarified the dad..

    In class 12, even though he was thru' local competitive exam, the dad made him apply for other competitive exams too and write those exams..
    • "Why all these when I'm already thru' my local exam?"
    He asked back..

    "You should know what competition is and better you take all these exams!"

    Explained the dad..

    After graduation, he had his selection of job.. The dad insisted him select one..
    • "The other company is paying more and their training is just for 3 months. I want to join the second company!"
    He asserted..

    "It's better you do what I say. There's good in that for you in the long run!"

    Assured the dad..

    After training, on the 1st day of his job, he returned late in the evening quite tired and was resting in his room. The dad asked what had happened at his first day of work..
    • "They showed my place and assigned me some work. I had to do that full 8 hrs till the last minute except for lunch and coffee/tea breaks!"
    He said with a tiresome tone..

    "Dear! All these days, my constant worry was to put you in this line which was never a day's job. It's a total build up from scratch from the time you entered your school. Today, you became reasonably the right personality prepared to take up the coming days'
    • Turmoil,
    • Stress and strain and
    • Cut-throat competitions at work and
    • Overall ups and downs in life in parallel..
    Now relax and rejuvenate yourself for the tomorrow's likely more difficult day in your job.. All the Best!"

    Said the dad with a gentle pat on his back!

    Keyword: DAD

    Saturday, November 9, 2019

    WHAT'S LESS.. WHAT'S NOT LESS?



    That evening, as usual I started murmuring within endlessly..

    “It appears God is unfair to me. Many times what I plan and what happens exactly go opposite leaving me sad in my life..

    • I regularly pray to God,
    • I am all the time devotional,
    • I do many good things and
    • I remain simple and humble.
    Yet, the Almighty is not kind to me. I don’t know why my life is like this!”

    The wise man in distance was seen smiling and directly communicating to me..

    “Dear! Are you not happy of your own ‘Self’ comprising of your basic

    • Physique,
    • Mental capabilities,
    • Well-being?”
    "Yes, I love that my 'self' without a doubt!”

    "Then as

    NO 1 ACT OF GRATITUDE

    Why don't you thank the Almighty for making all that straight away your 


    OWN PLUS 

    Without default? Next,

    Have you not got your birth as descendent in the family tree of yours of which you are proud today?”

    "Why to question on this? I love my ancestry like anything!”

    “Don’t you like your parents?”

    “What like them? I worship them. What's that they haven't given me in my life?”

    “How do you like your siblings?”

    “They are the dearest to me; I work a lot for them and ready to give them the best always!”

    "Then as

    NO 2 ACT OF GRATITUDE

    Why don't you thank the Almighty for making all that straight away your 


    OWN PLUS 

    Without default? Beyond,


    Do you love your Mother tongue?”

    “My Mother tongue is the sweetest language ever known to me in the world!”

    "Don't you like your Native Town?"

    "I'am proud to call myself one born in my Town!"

    “Are you not a proud man of this great Country?”

    “I Salute here!”

    "Then as

    NO 3 ACT OF GRATITUDE

    Why don't you thank the Almighty for making all that straight away your 


    OWN PLUS 

    Without default?"

    I was speechless.. The wise man concluded,

    “Dear! Do understand that a sincere Daily Prayer and living your life with all humility ready to return to Him through a Service to His Creation truly completes that

    RIGHT THANKING

    From your end at this moment and never, never those endless self pitying murmurs!"

    The Post is written as an introspection into one's life in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt

    Its the month of gratitude. Share three things you are grateful for. #gratitudemonth

    Keyword: GRATITUDE

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    CELEBRATIONS OF FESTIVALS.. HOW SHOULD THEY BE LIKE?


    When the devotees decided to celebrate His birthday, the Great Saint smiled and said,

    "Why not celebrate the Day of Realization instead of the birthday?"

    Seen in the above context, any celebration of my joyous expression should ever try to concentrate

    As much on the higher aspects of life embedded deep within me wherein

    I care for and accommodate

    My next man in particular and
    My next living being in general


    Rather than

    Concentrate totally on the mundane aspects of life ever accommodating 'my own'..

    With such a firm mind, If I carefully start looking at myself the second time of every moment, the first time invariably being my own interest of over flowing emotions within me,

    I sure find certain cushion with me which can accommodate the said activity..

    Then why not straight away make use of that cushion

    In conducting all my functions and festivals in the right way

    Instead of making Mother Nature suffer silently myself carrying reduced respect towards my Original Mother hurting Her deep within and thus celebrate all such functions and festivals feeling myself superior?

    Thus my festivals of today laced with

    The good and the pleasant

    Should be looked at a second time myself carefully distinguishing between the

    Good part of it and equally
    Not so good part of it


    And thus remain useful to me as well next to me..

    No doubt, human expression is continuously undergoing change

    Ever trying to trace the good thru' understanding the truth part of life and
    Constantly subdued by the pleasant by the side


    Here,

    Old may be Gold but that
    Old too was associated with cruelty


    And

    The improved present day celebrations are 


    Ever set in the direction of truthful living but
    Equal number of times are dampened by the associated pleasantries of life..


    Ultimately it's

    My constant alertness and dedication alone that brings back me to the right track sooner or later and makes my life truly worth living!

    The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt How have festival celebrations changed for you over the years? #Change

    Keyword: FESTIVALS