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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Give your brain some rest by switching off the movements of the mind....



Once Buddha was traveling with a few of his followers. While they were passing a lake, Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from the lake."

The disciple walked up to the lake. At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake.

As a result, the water became very muddy and turbid. The disciple thought, "How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?"

So he came back and told Buddha, "The water in there is very muddy. I don't think it is fit to drink."

After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake.

The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy.

He returned and informed Buddha about the same.

After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.

This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, and the water was clean and clear.

So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.

Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said," See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be, and the mud settled down on its own, and you have clear water."

Your mind is like that too ! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own.You don't have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless."

Having 'Peace of Mind' is not a strenuous job, it is an effortless process!

The mind is like a TV screen. There is always movement there, and there is always action there. As you can switch off your TV, so you can switch off the TV screen of your mind.

When you unclutter your mind, you enjoy peace of mind.

Wish you a peaceful L I F E

Monday, May 20, 2013

Life's challenges


"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; 
they're supposed to help you discover who you are."

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The most neglected thing follow us wherever we go....


There was a man with four wives. He loved his fourth wife the most and took a great care of her and gave her the best. He also loved his third wife and always wanted to show her off to his friends. However, he was always had a fear that she might runaway with some other man.

He loved his second wife too. Whenever he faced some problems, he always turned to his second wife and she would always help him out.

He did not love his first wife though she loved him deeply, was very loyal to him and took great care of him.

One day the man fell very ill and knew that he is going to die soon. 

He told himself, "I have four wives with me. I will take one of them along with me when I die to keep company in my death." Thus, he asked the fourth wife to die along with him and keep company. "No way!" she replied and walked away without another word.

He asked his third wife.She said "Life is so good over here. I'm going to remarry when you die".

He then asked his second wife. She said "I'm Sorry. I can't help you this time around. At the most I can only accompany you til your grave." By now his heart sank and turned cold.

Then a voice called out: "I'll leave with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go." the man looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the man said, "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have!"

Actually, we all have four wives in our lives.

a. The fourth wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.

b. The third wife is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they go to others.

c. the second wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

d. the first wife is the our soul, neglected in our pursuit of material wealth and pleasure. It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Relationships mean caring beyond imagination."



A crab was once running on sea shore and was admiring its beautiful footprints. 
 
Suddenly a huge wave splashed and washed away the footprints.
 
 
The crab said to the wave: I considered you as one of my best friends, then what made you do this?
 
The wave replied: A fisherman was following your footprints, thats why I cleared it off...

"Relationships mean caring beyond imagination."
 
Value them & don't ever doubt the intentions!

Friday, May 17, 2013

How to handle life's affairs?



I asked myself how to handle life's affairs?

My room gave me perfect answer!

Roof said.................Aim High.
Fan said...................Be Cool.
Clock said...............Value Time.
Calendar said...........Be Up To Date.
Wallet said...............Save Now For Future.
Mirror said...............Observe Yourself.
Wall said..................Share Other's Load.
Window said.............Expand The Vision.
Floor said.............. Always Be Down To Earth....

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Love life...Take note of small things

 
 
  • We wish to wear high brands, but we feel most comfortable in pyjamas;
  • We wish to sit in Taj and Marriot with elite people, but we enjoy roadside vendor food with friends the most;
  • We wish to own big cars and go on long drives yet we talk to our heart out only while walking down a long road;
  • We have 64GB ipods filled with songs, but sometimes a song on the radio brings a smile that can't be compared;
  • Life is simple indeed...
  • We make it complex by running after what never gives us joy...
  • Love life...Take note of small things...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The first step is to believe that there is a solution..


There was a father who left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons. When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will. The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get half of 17 camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third). The youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the 17 camels.

As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, three sons started to fight with each other.

Finally, the three sons decided to go to a wise man. The wise man listened patiently about the Will. The wise man, after giving deep thought;brought one of his own camel and added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased father's will. Half of 18 = 9. So he gave the eldest son 9 camels 1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave the middle son 6 camels 1/9th of 18 = 2. So he gave the youngest son 2 camels. Now add this up: 9 plus 6 plus 2 is 17 and this leaves one camel, which the wise man took away.


 The attitude of negotiation and problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the 18th ground the issue is resolved. It is difficult at times. However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we won't be able to reach any!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Re-evaluation of happiness...



Nikhil was driving home and listening FM Radio, suddenly the FM radio went off for few seconds. He thought, I should have an iPod. Then suddenly he realized that he had not used iPod from last 6 months. And then, more things, Handy cam in last 2 years, Digital Camera in last 2 months, DVD player in last 1 month and many more.

Then he thought, he bought that Handy cam just out of impulse, and have used it twice only in last 4 years. So, what's wrong and where?

When he looks at himself or to his friends, he can see it everywhere. They are not happy with what they have but all are stressed and not happy for the things they don't have. Its like you have a Santro, but you want City; You have a City, but you want Skoda. Just after buying a new phone, we need another one. Better laptop, bigger TV, faster car, bigger house, more money, and I means, these examples are endless.

The point is, does it actually worth?

Do we ever think if we actually need those things before we want them?

After this, he was forced to think what I need and what I don't. May be I didn't need this Handy cam or the iPod or that DVD player.

When he see his father back at home. He has a simple BPL colour TV, he doesn't need 32" Sony LCD wall mount. He has a cell phone worth Rs 2,500. Whenever he ask him to change the phone, he always says, "It’s a phone; I need this just for calls, he is much happier in life than him with those limited resources and simple gadgets.

The very basic reason why he is happy with so little is that he doesn't want things in life to make it luxurious, but he wants only those things which are making his life easier.

It's a very fine line between these two, but after looking at his father's life style closely, he got the point. He needs a cell phone but not the iPhone. He needs a TV but not the 32" plasma. He needs a car but not an expensive one.

Initially he had lot of questions like, I am earning good; still I am not happy...why? I have all luxuries; still I am stressed.... ......why? I had a great weekend, still I am feeling tired...... why?

He met lot of people, he thought over it again and again, he still doesn't know if he got the answers, but certainly figured out few things. He realize that one thing which is keeping him stressed is the "stay connected" syndrome. He realized that, at home also he is logged in on messengers, checking mails, using social networks, and on the top of that, the windows mobile is not letting me disconnected. On the weekend itself, trying to avoid unwanted calls and that is keeping his mind always full of stress.

He realized that he was spending far lesser money than what he earn; even then he is always worried about money and more money.

He realized that he is saving enough money he would ever need, whenever needed. Still he is stressed about job and salary and spend.

May be, many people will call this approach "not progressive attitude",

Ultimately it's a single life, a day gone is a day gone. If I am not happy tonight, then shall never be happy tomorrow morning.

He finally realized that meeting friends, spending quality time with your loved one's; spending time with own self is the most important thing.

If on Sunday any one is alone (but he don't want to stay alone) and you don't have anybody to talk with, then all that luxuries life, all that money is wasted.

May be cutting down your requirements, re-calculating your future goal in the light of today's happiness is a worthwhile thing to do.

May be selling off your Santro and buying Honda City on EMIs is not a good idea. He believe putting his happiness ahead of money is the choice one need to make.

He thought, a lot can be said and done but what we need the most is re-evaluation of the value of happiness and time we are giving to our life and people associated with it.

Think about it……

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A drop of ego can destroy the beauty of one's virtues!



Just like a drop of lemon juice 
can spoil gallons of milk...
A drop of ego 
can destroy the beauty of one's virtues!
 
 Never hold your head high 
with pride or ego
Even the winner of a gold medal 
gets his/her medal 
only when he bows his head down

Friday, May 10, 2013

I am a beautiful Lie and you are painful Truth...




Death asked Life : Why does everyone love you and hate me.
Life replied : Because I am a beautiful Lie and you are painful Truth


A Lovely Logic for a beautiful Life
Never try to maintain relations in your life 
Just try to maintain life in your relations


We are very good Lawyers for our mistakes; 
and very good Judges for others` mistakes


A fantastic sentence written on every Japanese bus stop.
Only buses will stop here – Not your time 
So Keep walking towards your goal

 
Negative Thinkers focus on Problems Positive thinkers focus on Solutions


Never hold your head high with pride or ego.
Even the winner of a gold medal gets his/her medal 
only when he bows his head down


Define TODAY
This is an Opportunity to Do A work better than Yesterday


African Saying:
If you want to walk quick, walk alone 
If you want to walk far, walk together


Confident Quote: I have not failed. My success is just postponed.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

FANTASTIC WORDS





The most selfish one letter word.
" I "

Avoid it .

The most satisfying two letter word.
"We"

Use it. .

The most poisonous three letter word.
"Ego"

Kill it.

The most used four letter word.
"LOVE"

Value it. 

The most pleasing five letter word.
"Smile"

Keep it .

The fastest spreading six letter word.
"Rumour"

Ignore it. 

The hard working seven letter word.
"Success"

Achieve it.
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The most enviable eight letter word.
"Jealousy"

Distance it. 
 
 The most powerful nine letter word. "Knowledge"

Acquire it. 
 
 The most divine ten letter word. "Friendship"

Maintain it

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

'LOVE YOU DAD'.



A man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked stone & scratched lines on the side of car. 

In anger, the man took the child's hand & hit it many times, not realizing he was using a wrench. 

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures. When the child saw his father...with painful eyes he asked 'Dad when will my fingers grow back?' Man was so hurt and speechless. He went back to car and kicked it many times. Devastated by his own actions.. sitting in front of the car he looked at the scratches, child had written 'LOVE YOU DAD'. 

Next day that man committed suicide...
Anger and Love have no limits...!Always remember that- Things are to be Used and People are to be Loved, but the problem in today's world is that, People are Used and Things are Loved.

Monday, May 6, 2013

We may gain more if we can able to give up our stubborn thought limitations....


THINK you are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that, there could only be one passenger in your car?

Think before you continue reading...

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This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

* You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;

* or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.

* However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?

He simply answered:

"I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nothing changes until you change..




A turtle family decided to go on a picnic. Turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outing. Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last!

For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left.

Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years...six years... then on the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. At that point the little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, "See! I knew you wouldn't wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt."

Moral of the Story:

Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations of them. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don't do anything ourselves. Often we wait for people to make , what we think are, mistakes so that we can 'get back' at them. Its a mindless and fruitless exercise doing so. You do the right thing without waiting for people to do what you think is their bit..
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