My SCRAPBOOK (సేకరణలు): A COLLECTION of articles in English and Telugu(తెలుగు), from various sources, on varied subjects. I do not claim credit for any of the contents of these postings as my own.A student's declaration made at the end of his answer paper, holds good to the articles here too:"I hereby declare that the answers written above are true to the best of my friend's knowledge and I claim no responsibility whatsoever of the correctness of the answers."

Friday, June 16, 2017


"Philosophy is the No man's land between science and theology, exposed to attack from both the sides."
~Bertie Russell
"The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation…"
~Albert Einstein
The karma garland!
"God gives you a garland made of all good and bad that you have done in previous lives. You have been born with that garland round your neck."
- Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai Baba
Animals may have the transmigrated souls of human ancestors. Therefore,  eating animal products is cannibalism.
Ego (Aham) is like a shadow. The shadow is not real, yet it won't leave us so easily!
- Jaggi Vasudev

Nakkeeran's comment :
"Animals may have the transmigrated souls of human ancestors. Therefore, eating animal products is cannibalism."~Pythagoras  

With reference to this view I recollect a saying by Pattinaththadigal in one of his songs as under, loosely translated to English.  " In my previous births, I could have been a parent to many a soul, so also I could have been a son or daughter to many others, I could have eaten the body of many of the souls and also could have been eaten by many other souls." That way I find a lot of convergence of thought between our Seers and western thinkers.

CNR's comment :
We believe in transmigration and we take a series of births before we are born as human beings, and we may be any living (any animal form) and nonliving form in between because we believe that the permanent soul wears dfferent bodies like our changing of clothes till all the karma wears off!
Nakkeeran's comment :
"Ego (Aham) is like a shadow. The shadow is not real, yet it won't leave us so easily!"~Jaggi Vasudev    

To avoid the shadow, the solution is to become self illumined, which is easier said than being achieved.

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2156~ Success

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2155~ దేహమును ప్రేమించుమన్న

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When we write about emotions, many times we feel that another word would have given a better expression. English teacher Kaitlin Robbs has created a vocabulary wheel which is very useful in finding the right word when writing 'emotional matter'. The wheel is posted below...  Zoom it and see ... Quite interesting !!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2153~ Quotes

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2152~ An ode to old age!

I am at a loss to comprehend,
why I linger, all faculties lost,
For survival is only of the fittest!

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2151~ Just in jest

😀 !!!Just in JEST!!! 😀
😀A punter was at the races playing the ponies and all but losing his shirt.

He noticed a Catholic Priest step out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that horse - a long shot - won the race.

Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track. Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses. The bookie made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse. Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse won the race.

He collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the Priest would bless next.
He bet big on it, and it won.

As the races continued the Priest kept blessing horses, and each one ended up winning.
The bookie was elated.

He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his savings, and awaited for the Priest's blessing that would tell him which horse to bet on.

True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was 100/1. This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag.

The bookie knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag.He watched dumbfounded as the old nag pulled up and couldn't even finish the race.

In a state of shock, he went to the track area where the Priest was. Confronting him, he demanded, 'Father! What happened? All day long you blessed horses and they all won. Then in the last race, the horse you blessed never even had a chance. Now, thanks to you I've lost every cent of my savings'.

The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy. "You are not Catholic are you my son?”
"No, I'm Jewish".
"That's the problem", said the Priest, "you couldn't tell the difference between a BLESSING and LAST RIGHTS ".

(Via Sushanta Sen)


2150~ Ladies special

This one's a Ladies special...
Written by a lady... 😁😁😂
"After a meeting I was coming out of a hotel and I was looking for my car keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room, it wasn't there too.

Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car.
My husband has shouted many times for leaving the keys in the ignition.

My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them.
His theory is the car will be stolen.

Immediately I rushed to the parking lot, I came to a terrifying conclusion.
His theory was right. The parking lot was empty.

I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, Description of the car, Place I parked etc, I equally confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that the car had been stolen.

Then I made the most difficult call of all, to my husband, "Honey", I stammered; (I always call him "honey" in times like these.) "I left my keys in the car, and it has been stolen."

There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard his voice.
"Idiot", he shouted, "I dropped you at the hotel !"

Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, then pls come and get me."

He shouted again, "I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I have not stolen your car."..."


2149~ misunderstanding in a Chinese Call center

Caller: Hello, can I speak to Annie Wan ?

Operator: Yes you can speak to me..

Caller: No, I want to speak to Annie Wan !

Operator: Yes I understand you want to speak to anyone. You can
speak to me. Who is this ?

Caller: I am Sam Wan, and I need to talk to Annie Wan. It's urgent !

Operator: I know you are someone and you want to speak to anyone.
But what's the urgent matter about ?

Caller: Well.. just tell my sister Annie Wan that our brother Noe Wan was involved in an accident.
Noe Wan got injured and now Noe Wan is being sent to hospital. Right
now, Avery Wan is on his way to the hospital.

Operator: Look, if no one was injured and no one was sent to the hospital, then the accident isn't an urgent matter ! You may find this hilarious but I don't have time for this !

Caller: You are so rude ! Who are you ?

Operator: I'm Saw Ree.

Caller: Yes ! You should be sorry. Now give me your name.

Operator: Oh...God..!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2148 😀!!! JUST IN JEST !!! 😀 _ Banta in the KBC

Amitabh : Aapka last question 5 crore ka.. yeh raha apke samne..

Contestant  Banta is tensed.

Amitabh : Who is the father of Abhishek Bachan?

Computer Screen:
A. Amitabh Bachan
B. Dharmendra
C. Amjad Khan
D. Sanjeev Kumar

Amitabh : Apka kya jawab hai ?
(He is quite sure that Banta will opt for A)
But Banta is still confused.

Banta : I think it is A ..

"Are you sure?", says Amitabh in style..

Banta gets more confused and nervous.

Banta : I would like to use 50:50?

Amitabh: Ok, computer ji , do galat javab ko mita deejiye...

Computer after deleting two names, leaves two options which are: -

B. Dharmendra
C. Amjad Khan

Amitabh is confused.. and tensed.. thinks how come the computer has made this mistake. But as is said in bollywood, the show must go on.
Now Banta is even more confused..

Banta: I would like to use the last life line.. phone a friend..

Amitabh : Ap kisko phone karna chahenge?..

Banta: Mein Jaya Bachan ji ko phone karna chahoonga..

Amitabh Bachchan is shocked !!!
But the call gets connected to Jaya Bachchan...

Banta: "Jayaji, Who is the father of Abhishek Bachchan!?"


Jaya Bachchan asks, "What are the options?"

Amitabh faints...


2147~ పాటే వెన్నెల... పదమే ఊయల...

అమ్మ పాడే లాలి పాటలు.. అమ్మా అని బిడ్డ నోరారా పాడే పాటలు... అల్లరి వయసు విరహ గీతాలు.. ప్రేమికుల సరసాల సయ్యాటలు.. వ్యక్తిత్వానికి వన్నెలుదిద్దే నీతిపాఠాలు.. జీవిత సూత్రాల చద్దిమూటలు.. ఇలా తెలుగు సినీ సాహితీవనంలో సినారె వెదజల్లిన సౌరభాలెన్నో. ఆయన లేకపోయినా ఆయన జ్ఞాపకాల్లా ఆ పాటలు శాశ్వతంగా నిలిచిపోతాయి.

‘అమ్మా అని నోరార పిలవరా.. ఆ పిలుపే అందరు నోచని వరమురా..’ అంటూ ‘మనుషులు మట్టిబొమ్మలు’లో బిడ్డల కోసం పరితపించే ప్రతి కన్నతల్లి ఆర్తిని అక్షరాల్లో ఆవిష్కరించారు. ‘కంటేనే అమ్మ అని అంటే ఎలా.. కరుణించే ప్రతి దేవత అమ్మే కదా..’ అంటూ అమ్మ అనే మాటకు సరికొత్త భాష్యం చెప్పారు ‘ప్రేమించు’ చిత్రంతో. తల్లి, చెల్లి, అర్ధాంగి, కూతురు... ఇలా మగవాడి కోసం తన జీవితం మొత్తం ధారబోస్తోంది మగువ. ఆ సత్యాన్ని ‘మాతృదేవత’లో ‘మానవజాతి మనుగడకే ప్రాణం పోసింది మగువ..’తో చెప్పారు సినారె. ‘ముద్దుల మా బాబు నిద్దరోతున్నాడు.. సద్దుచేశారంటే ఉలికులికి పడతాడు..’ అంటూ చిన్ని కన్నయ్యలను అమ్మతో జోకొట్టించేశారు ‘జీవనజ్యోతి’లో.

అమ్మ గొప్పతనం గురించి చెప్పే క్రమంలో నాన్నను తక్కువ చేయలేదాయన. బిడ్డలను పూలతోటలో నడిపించేందుకు తాను ముళ్లబాటలో నడిచేందుకు సిద్ధమయ్యే తండ్రిని ‘ఓ నాన్నా నీ మనసే వెన్న.. అమృతం కన్న అది ఎంతో మిన్న..’ అని ‘ధర్మదాత’లో కీర్తించారు. ‘అనగనగా ఒక రాజు అనగనగా ఒకరాణి.. రాజు గుణము మిన్న.. రాణి మనసు వెన్న..’ అంటూ ‘ఆత్మబంధువు’తో పిల్లలకు విలువలు నేర్పించారు. ‘చదువురాని వాడివనీ దిగులు చెందకు.. మనిషి మదిలోన మమతలేని చదువులెందుకు..’ అంటూ నిజమైన చదువంటే ఏంటో బోధించారు.

ఇలాంటి కన్నప్రేమ గీతాలే కాదు.. కన్నె ప్రణయగీతాల్లోనూ తన చమక్కు చూపించారు సినారె.
‘వగలరాణివి నీవే.. సొగసుకాడను నేనే..’ అని ‘బందిపోటు’తో పాడించి రాకుమారిని మేడ దింపారు. ‘పూజాఫలం’లో ‘పగలే వెన్నెల జగమే వూయల..’ అంటూ వూహాలోకంలో పరవశింపజేశారు. ‘తెలిసిందిలే తెలిసిందిలే నెలరాజా నీ రూపు తెలిసిందిలే..’ అని ప్రేమ వూసుల ఆచూకీ చూపించారు ‘రాముడు భీముడు’లో. ‘ఛాంగురే బంగారు రాజా.. మజ్జారే మగరేడా.. మత్తైన వగకాడా..’ అంటూ ప్రియురాలి విరహ తాపాన్ని ‘శ్రీకృష్ణపాండవీయం’ లో కళ్లకుకట్టారు. ‘నువ్వలా ముందుంటే నిన్నలా చూస్తుంటే..’ అని ‘గూఢచారి 116’ పాడుకున్నా, ‘కోటలోని మొనగాడా వేటకు వచ్చావా..’ అంటూ ‘గోపాలుడు భూపాలుడు’లో పడుచు పిల్ల చిలిపిగా ఆరా తీసినా, ‘అమ్మమాట’లో ‘మాయదారి సిన్నోడు మనసే లాగేసిండు..’ అని కన్నెపిల్ల వాపోయినా, ‘ఎంతవారుగానీ వేదాంతులైనగానీ వాలుచూపు సోకగానే తేలిపోదురోయ్‌..’ అని ‘భలే తమ్ముడు సెలవిచ్చినా, ‘చిట్టిచెల్లెలు’లోని ‘ఈ రేయి తీయనిది.. ఈ చిరుగాలి మనసైనది..’ అనే పాట ఇప్పటి ప్రేక్షకుల నోళ్లలోనూ నానుతున్నా.. అదంతా సినారె కలం మహత్యమే.

మెరిసే ముత్యాలు...: సినారె పాటల్లో ఎన్నో ఆణిముత్యాల్లాంటి సూక్తులు, జీవిత సత్యాలూ ఉన్నాయి. ‘గాలికి కులమేదీ.. నేలకు కులమేదీ..’ అనే పాటతో మనుషులకెందుకు కులభేదమని ప్రశ్నిస్తారు ‘కర్ణ’ చిత్రంలో. ‘ఎవరికీ తలవంచకు.. ఎవరినీ యాచించకు..’ అని ఆత్మవిశ్వాసం నూరిపోస్తారు ‘నిండు సంసారం’లో.
‘మంచి మిత్రులు’లోని ‘ఎన్నాళ్లొ వేచిన ఉదయం..’ పాటలో మంచిని పెంచిన మనిషిని ఏ వంచన ఏమీ చేయదని ధైర్యమిస్తాడు.
‘ఇదేనా మన సంప్రదాయమిదేనా..’ అంటూ ‘వరకట్నం’ దురాచారంపై ఎలుగెత్తి నిరసిస్తాడు.
‘నీ ధర్మం నీ సంఘం నీ దేశం నువు మరవొద్దు..’ అని ‘కోడలు దిద్దిన కాపురం’లో గుర్తుచేశాడు.
‘రైతు కటుంబం’లో ‘ఈ మట్టిలోనే పుట్టాము.. ఈ మట్టిలోనే పెరిగాము..’ అంటూ మట్టితో రైతు అనుబంధాన్ని ఆవిష్కరించారు.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

2146~ unrelenting focus for success

Unrelenting focus is the only mantra for SUCCESS :
[Vinita Dawra Nangia,o-zone
Jun 11 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)]
You can get anything done.
The only requirement is sharp, intense focus, discipline and endurance.

Success is a demanding, high-maintenance mistress needing absolute dedication and single-minded pursuit. She does not tolerate rivals, not even inconsequential ones.
If you wish to achieve something, then stop wishing and dreaming ­ just get going. Develop a sharp, unrelenting focus. Manoeuvre yourself into a space where all else blurs away. Put the rest of your life on the backburner. Discipline and consistency is all.

That is what the world's most successful people do! Those who gain iconic status have pursued their goal relentlessly to the exclusion of all else. And once at the top, they have stuck to their laurels. Nothing matters except the determination to stay where they have reached.

Life becomes one long schedule of training, practice, mental coaching and nurturing of that hardtaskmaster: Success.

Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo says, “We have money, we have cars, we have everything. But you don't know we suffer to achieve this... I've become the person I am today because of the time I spent without my family and going through difficult times.“ This is true of all achievers.
The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps said in an interview, “Eat, sleep and swim. That's all I can do. Get some calories into my system and try to recover the best I can.“
A group of long-distance runners training in Patiala for World Championships are kept away from smartphones all week.Coach Surendra Singh argues, “Small distractions have consequences... after a tough training, athletes should focus on recovering and not texting.“

Indeed, there can be no normal life for those who court the limelight. No spontaneous holiday plans, no standing and staring, nor any sudden bingeing trips. Discipline is all. Everything has to be planned around gruelling work routines. If you are chasing success, the mantra is ­ Sharp focus, discipline and rigorous practice.

Yes, even for those who are not into sporty activities. Film stars, models, sports icons, and even writers at the top of their ilk ­ every discipline demands focused dedication.

 Whatever the field, physical and mental fitness are as much a key to success as talent and hard work. To develop this package, focus and discipline are mandatory.

World-renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami lists his daily regimen ­ he gets up at 4 am and writes for five to six hours. Then he runs for 10 kms or swims for 1500 m, after which he reads and listens to music.
By 9pm he sleeps. “The repetition itself be comes the i m p o r tant thing; it's a form of mesmerism. I mesmerise myself to reach a deeper state of mind. But to hold to such repetition for so long... requires a good amount of mental and physical strength.“

 Those unwilling to give up normal lives are scared of success because she demands sacrifice ­ from her followers as well as their families.

You can either be a success, or lead a normal life! But then there are obvious rewards too.

Japanese Sumo wrestlers have a punishing regimen and their life expectancy is at least 10 years shorter than the average Japanese male. And yet, they are proud to be Sumo wrestlers.

Once you are sure of your goal, consider everything else a distraction. Work first thing every morning and don't connect with anything or anyone till your day's work is done. Develop discipline and get obsessive about routines. Nurture patience and endurance.

The only way to reach your goal is ­ focus, focus and more intense focus! You have to develop a tunnel vision, one where your goal is all ­ your only God, as well as your only form of worship


2145~Anando Brahma (Don't add, delete)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

2144 🌹Philosophical Gems🌹

🐊😃 Never Tell Ur Problems to all,
20% will not Care
80% will be Glad that U have Them.

🐊👗 Life is similar to Boxing Game.
Defeat is not Declared when U Fall Down.
It is Declared when U Refuse to Get Up.

🐊👗 Always WRONG PERSONS Teach the
That is called LIFE EXPERIENCE.

🐊👗 Faith is taking the 1st Step,
even when U dont see the whole Staircase.

🐊👗 Keep Ur Face to the Sun,
& U will not see the Shadow.

🐊👗 Everything is Valuable only at 2 Times:
1: Before Getting It.
2: After Losing It.

🐊👗 2 Things brings Happiness & Success
in Life:
1: The way U Manage
when U have Nothing.
2: The way U Behave
when U have Everything.

🐊👗 2 Places are most Valuable in the World:
1: The NICEST Place is to be in
Someone's Thoughts.
2: The SAFEST Place is to be in
Someone's Prayers.

🐊👗 'FEAR' has 2 Meanings:
1: Forget Everything & Run.
2: Face Everything & Rejoice.
Choice is Ours.

🐊👗 ATTITUDE at its Best:
"My BACK is not a VOICE MAIL.
Kindly Say whatever U have by FACING ME".

🐊👗 What is SUCCESS ?
SUCCESS is, when Ur Photo's are Uploaded on 'GOOGLE' instead of FACEBOOK.

🐊👗 'EGO' is the only Requirement
to Destroy any Relationship.
Be a Bigger Person,
Skip the 'E' & let it 'GO'.

🐊👗 Do U know why God did not give Us
the Gift to Read Other's Mind ?
So that, We could have the Chances to
'TRUST' & Privilege to be 'TRUSTED'.

🐊👗 As long as We do not Forgive People
who have Hurt Us,
They Occupy a 'RENT-FREE-SPACE'
in our Mind.

🐊👗 Always keep Hoping for Good.
Keep a Green Tree in Ur Heart.
The Singing Birds will Automatically come.

🐊👗 If U Walk the Way guided by Humans,
U will find a Hopeless End.
If U will Walk the Way guided by GOD,
U will find Endless Hopes & Opportunities.

🐊👗 GOD always likes to know again & again
what U want.
It is not that He Forgets Ur
Dreams & Prayers,
But He Loves to Check Ur Passion
towards Ur Desire.
That is why He wants U to have Ur
'QUIET TIME' which We call as
'PRAYER TIME' with Him everyday.

🐊👗 I asked GOD: If everything is already Written in Destiny,
then why should I Pray ?
GOD Smiled & said: I have also Written

🐊👗 Empty Pockets Teach
Millons of Things in Life.
Full Pockets Spoil Us in Million Ways.

🐊👗 TRUST is like a Sticker.
Once it is Removed, it may Stick again,
but not as Strong as it Holds
when U First Applied.

🐊👗 Always take Care of RELATIONS.
Thats why they say, when U are in Doubt,
'SILENCE' is the Best Policy.

🐊👗 Never Win People with Arguments.
rather Defeat Them with Ur Smile.
Because People who always Wish to
Argue with U, cannot Bear Ur SILENCE.

🐊👗 If a Drop of Water falls on a Lake,
its Identity is Lost.
If a Drop of Water falls on a Lotus Leaf,
it Shines like a Pearl.
Drop is the Same,
but the 'COMPANY' matters.

🐊👗 Our HOPES should be like HAIR & NAILS.
No matter how many times they get Cut,
but they never stop Growing.
That is why they say,
Always Hope for the Best,
however Bad the Situation may be.

🐊👗 'MEMORIES' are always Special.
Sometimes, We Laugh by
Remembering the days We Cried.
Sometimes, We Cry by
Remembering the days We Laughed.
Thats LIFE.👍

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2143 Religion

" Imagine, with John Lennon, 'a world with no religion'.

Imagine no suicide bombers, no 9/11, no 7/7, no crusades, no witch hunts, no gun powder plot, no Indian partition, no Israeli/ Palestinian war, no Serb/ Croat/ Muslim massacres, no persecution of Jews as 'Christ-killers', no Northern Ireland 'troubles', no 'honour killings', no shiny-suited bouffant haired televangelists fleecing gullible people of their money ( God wants you to give till it hurts). Imagine no Taliban to blow up ancient statues, no public beheading of blasphemers, no flogging of female skin for the crime of showing an inch of it."
-Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion)
There is no bad religion, but there are only bad people!
Followers of each religion, are indoctrinated to feel that their religion is superior to others and want to have hegemony over others using force. They die or kill for their religion but never live by the principles of their religion. Mankind has transformed one God into many religions. When each can realise that, God has no religion and all religions are born out of regional cultural differences and all are different paths leading to one God, then there will not be any conflict.
As Rabbi Rami Shapiro said:
"To me religions are like languages: no language is true or false; all languages are of human origin; each language reflects and shapes the civilization that speaks it; there are things you can say in one language that you cannot say or say as well in another; and the more languages you learn, the more nuanced your understanding of life becomes.
Judaism is my mother tongue, yet in matters of the spirit I strive to be multilingual.
In the end, however, the deepest language of the soul is silence."
Live and let live!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

2142~ ప్రేమఅసలైన ప్రేమ

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

2141~ QUOTES

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2140~ 😁Its all about the Benz ...

!!! 😁  JUST IN JEST  😁 !!!
Gujju Patel was living next to a British in London.
Once they had n argument ...
"Who leads a better life?"

British: We have a big house & I have Benz!

Gujju: I have 8 Benz!

British (confused): Really..? But I never saw u riding any ...

Gujju: I have 3 in Amdavad - Maniben, Ramilaben and Kokilaben,
2 in Rajkot - Jasuben & Nainaben,
2 live in London itself - Dayaben & Karunaben.
Total 7 Bens.
And this is my wife - Seemaben!

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1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in the previous year.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile!

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Eliminate negative thoughts and things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive and in the present moment.
13. Don't over do. Know your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake!
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are part of the curriculum; they appear and fade away but the lessons you learn last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day do something good for others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. For a learning experience spend some time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 8.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.

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A very rich man was very much puzzled because his whole life he tried to be rich and rich and rich, and finally he succeeded. He became rich, he became the richest man in the world, but there was no bliss. And he was thinking that once you become rich, bliss is attained. He was very frustrated. That is the fate of all successful people. He started going around asking for any wise person who could help him to attain bliss.

Somebody suggested a Sufi master. He went to the Sufi master on his beautiful horse. He was carrying a big bag full of diamonds, maybe the most precious stones in the world, and he told the master, "I have all these diamonds, but not a drop of bliss. How can I gain bliss? Can you help me?"

The master jumped -- the rich man could not believe his eyes -- the master snatched away the bag and ran away. The rich man followed him crying, shouting, "I have been robbed! I have been cheated! This man is not a master, this man is a thief -- catch hold of him!"

But in that village the master was well acquainted with all the roads and all the lanes and all the streets, so he dodged the rich man. And the rich man had never run after anybody; it was difficult. A crowd started following. They knew the Sufi master, that his ways were very strange.

Finally they came back to the same tree where the master had been sitting and the rich man had found him. The master was again sitting under the tree with the bag. The rich man came there, the master gave the bag to him, and the rich man held the bag close to his heart and said, "I am so blissful. I am so happy that I have found my lost treasure!"

And the master said, "Have you tasted a little bit of bliss? Unless you lose it you cannot taste it. I have made you taste it. This is the way to taste bliss -- lose something."
If you can lose your ego you will gain yourself -- what Buddha calls no-self. He calls it no-self for the simple reason that it is not your old ego anymore. It has no shadow of the ego at all; hence he calls it no-self. Lose the ego and gain the self or no-self, and suddenly you are mature. Lose the mind and gain consciousness and you are mature.

Die to the past and be born to the present and you are mature.

Maturity is living in the present, fully alert and aware of all the beauty and the splendor of existence.

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2137~ Motivating lined from Mahakavi Sri Sri

కుదిరితే పరిగెత్తు.. ,
లేకపోతే నడువు...
అదీ చేతకాకపోతే...
పాకుతూ పో.... ,
అంతేకానీ ఒకే చోట అలా కదలకుండా ఉండిపోకు...

ఉద్యోగం రాలేదని,
వ్యాపారం దెబ్బతినిందని,
 'స్నేహితుడొకడు మోసం చేశాడని,'
ప్రేమించినవాళ్ళు వదిలి వెళ్ళి పోయారని...
అలాగే ఉండిపోతే ఎలా?

దేహానికి తప్ప,
దాహానికి పనికిరాని
ఆ సముద్రపు కెరటాలే
ఎగిసి ఎగిసి పడుతుంటే...  

నీ తలరాత ఇంతే అన్నవాళ్ళు కూడా...
నీ ముందు తలదించుకునేలా
 చేయగల సత్తా నీది,
 అలాంటిది ఇప్పుడొచ్చిన
 ఆ కాస్త కష్టానికే తలొంచేస్తే ఎలా?

సృష్టిలో చలనం ఉన్నది
ఏదీ ఆగిపోకూడదు...,
పారే నది..,
వీచే గాలి...,
ఊగే చెట్టు...,
ఉదయించే సూర్యుడు....

అనుకున్నది సాధించాలని
నీలో కసికసిగా ప్రవహిస్తుందే
ఆ నెత్తురుతో సహా....,,
ఏదీ ఏది ఆగిపోడానికి

నిన్ను కదలనివ్వకుండా చేసిన
 ఆ మానసిక భాదల
 సంకెళ్ళను తెంచేసుకో... ,

పడ్డ చోటు నుండే పరుగు
నువ్వు పడుకునే పరుపు...
నిన్ను చీదరించుకోకముందే
 బద్దకాన్ని వదిలేయ్... ,
నీ అద్దం....
నిన్ను ప్రశ్నించకముందే
 సమాదానం వెతుక్కో... ,
నీ నీడ నిన్ను
వదిలేయకముందే వెలుగులోకి

మళ్ళీ చెప్తున్నా...
కన్నీళ్ళు కారిస్తే కాదు...,
చెమట చుక్కని చిందిస్తేనే
చరిత్రను రాయగలవని

*చదివితే ఇవి పదాలు

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2135~ OM PURI

"Marnei se pehlei mere baal dye kar dena. I want to die young"
(Please dye my hair before I die. I wish to die young.)
Om Puri ji in "Awaraa, pagal, Diwana"

And he did. Gone at the very young age of 66. Rest in Peace.
Another irreplacable loss to the world.
Hamari Shraddhanjali.
(Thanks Cuckoo Choudhary)

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2133~ Rumi answers...

Rumi's answer to questions asked by a disciple -

What is Poison?
He replied with a beautiful answer - Anything which is more than our necessity is Poison. It may be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love, Ambition, Hate or anything

What is fear.....?
Non acceptance of uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty, it becomes adventure...!

What is envy ?
Non acceptance of good in others
If we accept that good, it becomes inspiration...!

What is Anger?
Non acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we accept, it becomes tolerance...!

What is hatred?
Non acceptance of person as he is.
If we accept person unconditionally, it becomes love...!

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A man is driving down a deserted stretch of highway
 when he notices a sign out of the corner of his eye...
 It reads:


He thinks this is a figment of his imagination and drives on without second thought.

Soon he sees another sign which reads:


Suddenly he begins to realize that these signs are for real and drives past a third sign saying:


His curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive. On the far side of the parking lot is a stone building with a small sign next to the door reading:


He climbs the steps and rings the bell. The door is answered by a nun in a long black habitwho asks: 'What may we do for you, my son?'

He answers, 'I saw your signs along the highway and was interested in possibly doing business...'

'Very well, my son...Please follow me.' He is led through many winding passages and is soon quite disoriented. The nun stops at a closed door and tells the man: 'Please knock on this door.'

He does so and another nun in a long habit, holding a tin cup answers the door. This nun instructs: 'Please place $100 in the cup – then go through the large wooden door at the end of the hallway.'

He puts $100 in the cup, eagerly trots down the hall and slips through the door pulling it shut behind him.

The door locks, and he finds himself back in the parking lot facing another sign:




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2131~ కరెన్సీ ముద్రణ

ప్రశ్న: రిజర్వు బ్యాంకు దగ్గర ఉన్న బంగారాన్ని బట్టి కరెన్సీ ముద్రణ ఉంటుందా? అసలు డబ్బుల ముద్రణ ఎలా ఉంటుంది?

జవాబు: పురాతన కాలంలో వస్తుమార్పిడి పద్ధతి ద్వారా వినియోగ వస్తువుల వినిమయం ఉండేది. కానీ కాలక్రమేణా వినియోగ వస్తువుల వైవిధ్యం పెరగడం వల్ల ఒకేచోట అన్ని వస్తువులు లభ్యం కాకపోవడం వల్ల వస్తువుకు, వస్తువుకు మధ్య వారధిలాగా కరెన్సీ, నాణేలు రంగంలోకి వచ్చాయి. ఆయాదేశపు అగ్రస్థాయి ఆర్థిక నియంత్రిత వ్యవస్థ ఆయాదేశాల్లో చలామణీ అయ్యే కరెన్సీ మోతాదును నిర్ధారిస్తుంది. మన దేశంలో ఆ అధికారం చాలామటుకు రిజర్వు బ్యాంకుకు ఉంది. నాణేల ముద్రణ వరకు పూర్తిగా ప్రభుత్వ ఆర్థిక మంత్రిత్వశాఖ నిర్ధారిస్తుంది.

మన దేశంలో 1, 2 ,5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 రూపాయల కరెన్సీ టెండర్లు ఉండగా గత సంవత్సరం నవంబరు 8వ తేదీ నుంచి 500, 1000 రూపాయల కరెన్సీకి తెరపడింది. వాటి స్థానే కొత్త 500, 2000 రూపాయల కరెన్సీ వచ్చింది.

కరెన్సీ నోట్లను దేశంలో మధ్యప్రదేశ్‌ రాష్ట్రంలోని దేవాస్‌, మహారాష్ట్రలోని నాసిక్‌, కర్ణాటక రాష్ట్రంలో మైసూరు, పశ్చిమ్‌ బంగలోని సాల్బొని నగరాల్లో కట్టుదిట్టంగా ముద్రిస్తారు. వీటికి రిజర్వు బ్యాంకు గవర్నరు వకాల్తా పుచ్చుకుంటారు.

నాణేల ముద్రణ ముంబయి, నోయిడా, కోల్‌కతా, హైదరాబాదుల్లో జరుగుతోంది.

రిజర్వు బ్యాంకు దగ్గర ఉన్న బంగారు నిల్వలతో పాటు దేశంలో పెరుగుతున్న జాతీయ స్థూల ఉత్పత్తి, వస్తువుల వైవిధ్యం, జనాభా పెరుగుదల, పాత కరెన్సీ వాడకంలో నలిగిపోయి పనికిరాకుండా పోయే తీరు మీద, ఆయా నోట్ల డిమాండు మీద ఆధారపడి వివిధ విలువలు గల కరెన్సీ నోట్లను ముద్రిస్తారు.
- ప్రొ॥ ఎ. రామచంద్రయ్య, నిట్‌, వరంగల్‌, ఎడిటర్‌, చెకుముకి, జనవిజ్ఞాన వేదిక(తెలంగాణ)

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2130~ 😁Super Insults:

!!! 😂 JUST IN JEST 😂 !!!
Super Insults:
A letter from a teacher to a parent:
Dear Parent,
Kumar doesn't smell nice in class. Please try to bathe him.
Parent's answer:
Dear Teacher, Kumar is not a rose, Dont smell him,Teach him......
Mother to Son:
Who is Tippu Sultan ?
Son : Don't know 😏
Mother : Sometime give attention to study also 👀
Son to Mother : Do you know Chinky Aunty ?
Mother : Don't know
Son: Sometimes give attention to Dad also
A cute excuse:
Teacher-Y r u late?
Student-Mom & dad were fighting.
Teacher-so what makes U late if dey were fighting?
Student-one shoe was in mom's hand and one in dad's..
Wife : I hate that beggar.
Husband : Why ?
Wife : Rascal, yesterday
I gave him food today he gave me a book
How to Cook !!!  😄😃😜😝
Husband came home drunk. To avoid wife's scolding, he took a laptop & started working.
Wife: Had Alchocol ?
Husband : No No Darling
Wife: Idiot .. Thn Y u opened my suitcase and acting like typing ..!
😜😂😝🍻👍 😂😂😂


Friday, January 06, 2017

2129- Ganesha mantra

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2128~ GOD

"God sleeps in the rock,
dreams in the plant,
stirs in the animal,
and awakens in mankind."
(Sufi teaching)

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2127- God is One!

It is true, God is one.
Yes,as  per Advaita(like Sufism) too, God/ Brahman is one. Vedas too say "Ekam Sat, vipra bahuda vadanti"- God/Truth is one but wise call Him by different names.

To visualise an abstract God is difficult for us mortals. Each country has got a Flag. Flag is not the country. It symbolises the country. Likewise each  has got his own symbol to visualise/remind him of his deity- a Letter/a Book/a Kaba/ an Idol/ a Cross etc. A child cannot visualise the abstract alphabets. So we teach him alphabets through concrete objects like- A for apple, B for boy C for cat etc till such time he can fluently read.

Till we can understand the abstract (omnipotent/omnipresent/ omniscient) Brahman we worship the ideal behind symbols/ idols as  props and as our conscious expands we drop them.

Religions are man made, and ultimately what counts is man's relationship with God and the fellow human beings. If at all religion is to help, it should just help in finding the best way possible to live and let live.Therefore,now a days many lean towards spiritualism without religion.


Monday, January 02, 2017

2126~ ఈ మెసేజ్ Save చేసుకోండి..

దీనిలోని ప్రతి లైన్ జీవితంలో ఎక్కడో ఒక దగ్గర తప్పక ఉపయోగపడుతుంది.!

•దేనికైనా కాలం కలసి రావాలి. అందరికీ అవకాశం కల్పిస్తాడు దేవుడు. అందుకోసం వెయిట్‌ చెయ్యాలన్నారు.
అలాగే నాటకం చూడాల్సి వస్తే ముందు వరుసలో కూర్చుంటాం. అదే సినిమా చూడాల్సి వస్తే వెనుక వరుసలో కూర్చుంటాం. ముందు వెనుకలన్నవి సాపేక్షం.
సబ్బును తయారు చెయ్యాలంటే ఆయిల్‌ కావాలి! అదే చేతికి అంటిన ఆయిల్‌ను పోగొట్టుకోవాలంటే…సబ్బు కావాలి.చిత్రంగా లేదు?
జీవితమూ ఇంతే అన్నారు.

•సమస్య వచ్చి పడింది. జీవితం అయిపోయింది అనుకోకూడదు. దానిని ఓ మలుపుగా భావించాలి.
తాళం తో పాటే తాళం చెవి కూడా తయారు చేయబడుతుంది.  ఒకటి లేకుండా రెండోది తయారు కాబడదు. అలాగే పరిష్కారం లేకుండా సమస్య కూడా రాదు

•ఈ ప్రపంచంలో ఇద్దరే ఇద్దరు ఆనందిస్తారట! ఒకరు పిచ్చివాళ్ళు. మరొకరు చిన్నపిల్లలు. గమ్యాన్ని చేరుకోవాలంటే పిచ్చితనం కావాలి. చేరుకున్న గమ్యాన్ని ఆనందించాలంటే చిన్నపిల్లలైపోవాలన్నారు.

•తూటా కంటే శక్తివంతమైనది మాట! ఒక్క మాటతో సంబంధం తెంచుకోవచ్చు, ఒకే మాటతో లేని బందాన్ని పంచుకోవచ్చు.

•మనిషి సమాజంలో సూదిలా బ్రతకాలి, కత్తెర లాగ కాదు.
సూది పని ఎప్పుడూ జోడించడమే,
కత్తెర పని ఎప్పుడూ విడదీయడమే,
అందరిని కలుపుకుంటూ బ్రతకాలి.
కత్తెర లాగా విడదీస్తూ కాదు..

•నిజాన్ని మార్చే శక్తి ఈ ప్రపంచంలో ఎవ్వరికీ లేదు, కానీ ప్రపంచాన్ని మార్చే శక్తి నిజానికి ఉంది.

•నీవు సంతోషంగా ఉన్నావంటే నీకు సమష్యల్లేవని కాదు,
వాటిని ఎదుర్కోగల శక్తి, ధైర్యం నీకున్నాయని…

•స్నేహితుడిని నీ దుఃఖసమయంలోను,
యోధుడిని యుద్ధంలోను, భార్యను పేదరికంలోను,
గొప్పవ్యక్తిని అతని వినయంలోను పరీక్షించాలి.

•చేసిన తప్పుకు క్షమాపణ అడిగినవాడు ధైర్యవంతుడు.
ఎదుటి వారి తప్పును క్షమించగలిగిన వాడు బలవంతుడు.

• కష్టం అందరికీ శత్రువే, కానీ కష్టాన్ని కూడా చిరునవ్వుతో స్వీకరిస్తే, సుఖమై నిన్ను ప్రేమిస్తుంది.

•ఓటమి లేనివాడికి అనుభవం రాదు,
అనుభవం లేనివాడికి జ్ఞానం రాదు.
గెలిచినప్పుడు గెలుపును స్వీకరించు,
ఓడినప్పుడు పాఠాన్ని స్వీకరించు.
ఎలా నిలదొక్కుకున్నావన్నది కావల్సింది.
ఓడిపోయి విశ్రాంతి తీసుకుంటునప్పుడు
ఆ ఓటమి నేర్పిన పాఠాన్ని చదువుకో,

•ఎవరికైనా ఉండేది రోజుకు 24 గంటలే,
గెలిచేవాడు ఆ 24 గంటలూ కష్టపడుతుంటాడు.
ఓడేవాడు ఆ 24 గంటలు ఎలా కష్టపడలా అని ఆలోచిస్తుంటాడు.అదే తేడా…
గెలవాలన్న తపన,
గెలవగలను అన్న నమ్మకం,
నిరంతర సాధన.
ఈ మూడే నిన్ను గెలుపుకు
దగ్గర చేసే సాధనాలు.
నేను గెలవటంలో ఓడిపొవచ్చు, కానీ
ప్రయత్నించడంలో గెలుస్తున్నాను…
ప్రయత్నిస్తూ గెలుస్తాను.. గెలిచి తీరుతాను.

•స్వయంకృషితో పైకొచ్చినవారికి
ఆత్మవిశ్వాసం ఉంటుంది గానీ,
అహంకారం ఉండదు.

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2125~ 'Put a shark in your tank'

- An old story for the New Year!
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish🐠 🐟🐠🐟
But the water close to Japan has not held many fish🐠🐟 for decades.
So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever.

The further the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring the fish🐠🐟🐠🐟

If the return trip took more time, the fish 🐠🐟🐠🐟 were not fresh.

To solve this problem, fish 🐠🐟 companies installed freezers on their boats.

They would catch the fish 🐠🐟 and freeze them at sea.

Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer.

However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen fish🐠🐟 and they did not like the taste of frozen fish 🐠🐟

The frozen fish🐠🐟 brought a lower price.

So, fishing companies installed fish tanks.

They would catch the fish 🐠🐟 and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin.

After a little thrashing around, they were tired, dull, and lost their fresh-fish taste.

The fishing industry faced an impending crisis!

But today, they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan.

How did they manage...?

To keep the fish🐠🐟🐠 tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish🐠🐟🐠 in the tanks but with a small shark🐋🐋

The fish🐠🐟🐠are challenged and hence are constantly on the move.

The challenge they face keeps them alive and fresh!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired and dull....?

Basically in our lives, sharks 🐋🐋 are new challenges to keep us active.

If you are steadily conquering challenges, you are happy.

Your challenges keep you energized.

Don’t create Success and revel in it in a state of inertia.

You have the resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.

Put a shark 🐋🐋 in your tank this year and see how far you can really go....

Wishing u an awesome year ahead 👍✌

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Saturday, December 31, 2016


If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6′ x 8′ and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10-12′. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and painfully until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up. Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but faith looks up.

Live simply, love generously, care deeply and speak kindly.

(Thanks GL Sampoorna)
Here is a story about 'looking up' in faith :~
“A man … went one evening to steal corn from a neighbor’s field. He took his little boy with him to sit on the fence and keep a look-out, so as to give warning in case any one should come along. The man jumped over the fence with a large bag on his arm, and before commencing to take the corn he looked all around, first one way and then the other, and not seeing any person, he was just about to fill his bag. …
[The boy then called out]:~
“‘Father, there is one way you haven’t looked yet! … You forgot to look up.’”

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Sunday, November 06, 2016


"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet."

~Mahatma Gandhi

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!

The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us!

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, really friendly. So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!”

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.”

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage (frustration, anger, and disappointment, etc.). As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.

Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so… love the people who treat you right & pray for the ones who don’t. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
Have a blessed, garbage-free day.

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Friday, November 04, 2016


Shiv Khera, a renowned author and management trainer writes about his experience in Singapore :~

"Six years ago in Singapore I gave a taxi driver a business card to take me to a particular address.

At the last point he circled round the building. His meter read 11$, but he took only 10.

I said Henry, your meter reads 11$ how come you are taking only 10.

He said Sir, I am a taxi driver, I am supposed to be bringing you straight to the destination. Since I did not know the last spot, I had to circle around the building. Had I brought you straight here, the meter would have read 10$.

Why should you be paying for my ignorance ?

He said Sir, legally, I can claim 11$ but Honestly and ethically I am entitled to only 10.

He further added that Singapore is a tourist destination and many people come here for three or four days. After clearing the immigrations and customs, the first experience is always with the taxi driver and if that is not good, the balance three to four days are not pleasant either.

He said Sir I am not a taxi driver, I am the Ambassador of Singapore without a diplomatic passport.

In my opinion he probably did not go to school beyond the 8th grade, but to me he was a professional. To me his behavior reflected pride in performance and character.

That day I learnt that one needs more than professional qualification to be a professional.

In one line be a "Professional with a human touch and Values " that makes all the more difference.

Knowledge, skill, money, education, all comes later. First comes Human Values, Honesty and Integrity

Professionalism: It’s NOT the job you DO, It’s HOW you DO the job.”

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Friday, October 28, 2016

2121- Vidhura neeti

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2120- Whatsapp forward

💗:  Banta ko uska Sasur joote mar raha tha…👟👟

Ek Aadmi: Kyun maar rahe ho is ko…???

Sasur: Maine isko hospital se whatsapp kiya ki ‘Tum Baap Ban Gye Ho…'
…Saale ne usko  bhi 50 doston ko forward kar diya…


2119- The link between man and God is FAITH

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the problem science has with GOD , the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New students to stand and . . .

Professor :Do you Believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD Good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is GOD ALL -POWERFUL ?
Student : Yes.
Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal
him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn't.
How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student was silent )

Professor : You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, Young fella.
Is GOD Good?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From . . . GOD . . .
Professor : That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything.
Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?
(Student did not answer)

Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who created them ?
(Student had no answer)

Professor : Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son . . . Have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD , smelt your GOD ? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still believe in HIM?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor : Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has.

Now the dtudent asks and the professor answers
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn't,
(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything
called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we
can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is
only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure
cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the
absence of it.
(There was pin-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor : Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something.
You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light . . but if
you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness,
isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it is, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is
life and then there is death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor : If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes,
of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the
argument was going)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class was in uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's

(The class broke out into laughter)

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain,
felt it, touched or smelt it? . . .No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face

Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir . . . exactly ! The link between MAN & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

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2118- Husband and wife

Wife: I hate you.
Husband: What a co-incidence..
A husband takes photograph of his wife and then declares himself to be a "WILD-LIFE" PHOTOGRAPHER !!
A smart wife's note for the husband :
I am going out with my friends for dinner. Your dinner is in the recipe book, on page 25 and ingredients are available at Reliance Fresh.
Wife: "Darling Let's Enjoy our Saturday and Sunday"!
Husband: "Good Idea!, Let's meet on Monday....!"
Boss to his friend: Kya zamana aaya hai. My secretary resigned yesterday.
Friend: Why?
Boss: She caught me with my wife in cofee shop

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The law of excellence: “Excellent rewards are paid for excellent perfor-mance, excellent products or excellent service. The quality of our life will be determined by our commitment to excellence more than by any other factor.”

Let's strive for excellence, not for perfection.

Human beings can never be perfect, only God, our creator is perfect. Perfection (without fault or defect) is unattainable, frustrating and neurotic.

Excellence (of high quality) is attainable, gratifying and healthy. So let's not be perfect, just be our best. That is excellence. Then the work becomes an avenue of self expression and an expression from heart. Work also becomes enjoyment for when work is an enjoyment, it will not be drudgery. Let's steer our whole endeavour to touch EXCELLENCE. Excellence is self expression and harmony resulting in attaining peace as well as happiness and that is ultimately called ‘success’.

Striving for excellence is progress. So, our level of performance is a choice. We can settle for mediocrity, or we can strive for excellence.

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2116- MIND

"Mind is memory, at whatever level, by whatever name you call it;
mind is the product of the past, it is founded on the past, which is memory, a conditioned state."
~ J.Krishnamurti.

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2115- success and self development

The three tips for success~
(1) Read something no one else is reading,
(2) think something no one else is thinking, and
(3) do something no one else is doing.
"Success/ self development is no accident. It is -
hard work,
sacrifice and
most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do"

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A teacher teaching Maths to seven-year-old Arnav asked him, "If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?" Within seconds Arnav replied confidently, "Four!"

The dismayed teacher was expecting an effortless correct answer (three).  She was disappointed.  "Maybe the child did not listen properly," she thought.  She repeated, "Arnav, listen carefully.  If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?"

Arnav had seen the disappointment on his teacher's face.  He calculated again on his fingers. This time hesitatingly he replied, "Four…"
The disappointment stayed on the teacher's face.  She remembered that Arnav liked strawberries.  She thought maybe he doesn't like apples and that is making him loose focus.

This time with an exaggerated excitement and twinkling in her eyes she asked, "If I give you one strawberry and one strawberry and one strawberry, then how many you will have?"

Seeing the teacher happy, young Arnav calculated on his fingers again.   With a hesitating smile young Arnav enquired, "Three?"

The teacher now had a victorious smile.  Her approach had succeeded. Once again she asked him, "Now if I give you one apple and one apple and one more apple how many will you have?" Promptly Arnav answered, "Four!"

The teacher was aghast.  "How Arnav, how?" she demanded in a little stern and irritated voice.

In a voice that was low and hesitating young Arnav replied, "Because I already have one apple in my bag."

Moral: When someone gives you an answer that is different from what you expect. Don't think they are wrong. There maybe an angle that you have not understood at all.
You will have to listen and understand, but never listen with a predetermined notion.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2113- Inspiring story..retold. A Beautiful Message🌿

Arthur Ashe, The Legendary Wimbledon Player was dying of AIDS which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983!
He received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease??"
To this Arthur Ashe replied: 50 Million children started playing Tennis, 5 Million learnt to play Tennis, 500 000 learnt Professional Tennis, 50 Thousand came to Circuit, 5 Thousand reached Grandslam,
50 reached Wimbledon, 4 reached the Semifinals, 2 reached the Finals and when I was holding the cup in my hand, I never asked God "Why Me?"
So now that I'm in pain how can I ask God "Why Me?"
Happiness keeps you Sweet!!
Trials keeps you Strong!!
Sorrows keeps you Human!!
Failure keeps you Humble!!
Success keeps you Glowing!!
only Faith keeps you Going.
Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life,
while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life..
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead &
dreams of flying.
A pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse & dreams of returning home.
That's life!! Enjoy yours...
If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets.
But only poor kids do.
If power ensures security, then VIPs should walk unguarded. But those who live simply, sleep soundly.
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships,
then celebrities should have the best marriages.
Live simply.
Walk humbly.
and love genuinely..!

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2112- Very tasty!

Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.
One evening, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the 95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida .
The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."
The second said, "And I had a large theater built in the house."
The third said, "And I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."
The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well.
I met this preacher who told me about a parrot who could recite the entire Bible.
It took ten preachers almost 8 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $50,000 a year for five years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama only has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."
The other brothers were impressed.
After the celebration Mama sent out her "Thank You" notes.
She wrote: Milton , the house you built is so huge that I live in only one room,
but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."
"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my groceries delivered,so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."
"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound and it can hold 50 people,
but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing, and I'm nearly blind.I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."
"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious! Thank you so much." 😂😂

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2110- No donations!

"I know a school that stopped accepting donations. I am happy and approached the school for application. Now the application costs Rs1 lakh!"

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2109- Islam

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2108- No windows, don't fart please!

Notice on entry gate of a Apple Store in NY:-
Don't ever fart here;
the smell will stay for ages.
We don't have Windows.
And tit for tat from Microsoft in their premises...
"Anyone visiting us here can be free to use Windows in case you need to release stale gas from yesterday's half eaten apple."
We have been providing open window system to the world since ages. ����

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Good morning . . .
At present we are not at home, but please leave your message after you hear the beep.
beeeeeppp ....
If you are one of our children, dial 1 and then select the option from 1 to 5 in order of "birth arrival" so we know who it is.
If you need us to stay with the children, press 2
If you want to borrow the car, press 3
If you want us to wash your clothes and do ironing, press 4
If you want the grandchildren to sleep here tonight, press 5
If you want us to pick up the kids at school, press 6
If you want us to prepare a meal for Sunday or to have it delivered to your home, press 7
If you want to come to eat here, press 8
If you need money, press 9
If you are going to invite us to dinner or take us to the theatre, start talking ..... we are listening.

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2106- Life and wisdom

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2105- In Scotland, males wear KILTS !


2104-Swach Bharat!

“If each of us would sweep our own doorstep, the whole world would be clean. ”
-Mother Teresa

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2103-Think before you act!

A lovely little girl 👧 was holding two apples with both hands🍎🍎
Her mum 👩 came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile..
"My sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples..?"
The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other.
The mum felt the smile on her face freeze.
She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment 😔
Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum,and said:
"Mummy, here you are.
This is the sweeter one."
Moral of this Short Story:
No matter who you are,
how experienced you are,
how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgement.
Give others the privelege to explain themselves.
What you see may not be the reality.
Never conclude for others.
Think Before You Act

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2102 -...every tune you have ever heard is just a different combination of 7 swaras

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

2101- It's not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy!

A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing :
**Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.
**The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favourite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.
**The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.
**And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.
At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year !!
When the writer's wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on side of her husband's writing.
When the writer saw this paper, he found this name written on it with following lines :
**Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain....
**I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.....
**The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.....
**The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son stayed alive without getting any disability......
At the end she wrote:
This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well !!!
The writer was indeed happy and amazed at such beautiful and encouraging interpretation of the happenings happened in his life in that year !!!
Moral : In daily lives we must see that its not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.
To all my lovely friends and relatives.. Be happy.....Stay Blessed 😃

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2100- Warm blooded fish

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2099- Thank the Lord!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

2098- Pleading guilty

Russ and Sam, two friends, very old and frail, met in the park every day to feed the birds, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.
One day Russ didn't show up. Sam didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something.
But after Russ hadn't shown up for a week or so, Sam really got worried.

However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Sam didn't know where Russ lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him.
A month had passed, and Sam figured he had seen the last of Russ,but one day, Sam approached the park and -- lo and behold! -- there sat Russ! Sam was very excited and happy to see him and told him so.
Then he said, "For crying out loud Russ, what in the world happened to you?"
Russ replied, "I was in jail."
"Jail?" cried Sam. "What in the world for?"
"Well," Russ said, "you know Sue, that cute sexy little blonde waitress at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?"
"Yeah," said Sam, "I remember her. What about her?"
"Well, one day she filed rape charges against me; and, at 89 years old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pleaded 'guilty'."
"The damn judge gave me 30 days for lying under oath."

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2097- Who Would You Choose ?

One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology Teacher entered the class and told his students, “Let’s all play a game!” “What Game?” asked the students. The Teacher asked one of the students to volunteer. A lady named Aliza came forward.
The Teacher asked her to write about 30 names of most important people in her life on blackboard. Aliza wrote her family members names and relatives names, friends names, her colleagues names and her neighbors names.
The Teacher told her “Please erase 3 names from the list that you consider most unimportant”. Aliza erased names of her colleagues. The Teacher again told her to delete 5 more names. Aliza did as the Teacher instructed and this time she erased her neighbor's names. This went on until there were just four names left on the blackboard.
Aliza now hesitated as the names left were of her mother, father, husband and her son... The entire class became silent and they realized that this wasn’t a game anymore for Aliza. She had to make the difficult choice.
The Teacher told her to delete two more names. Eliza unwillingly deleted her parents names. “Please delete one more” said the professor. Aliza became very nervous and with trembling hands she deleted her son’s name. Aliza cried out painfully...
The Teacher told Aliza to take her seat. And after a while asked her why she didn’t choose her parents or her son instead of her husband as the parents are the ones that nurtured her and the son is the one she gave birth to while she could find another husband. “Why is your husband the most important for you?” He asked.
It was totally quiet in the class, everyone was curious to know her response. Aliza calmly and slowly said, “One day my parents will pass away before me. Surely, my son will also leave me when he grows old for his studies or business or whatever reason. The only one who I truly share my entire life with, is my Husband”. All the students stood up and applauded for her in a great excitement.
We meet many people in our lives. They come and they go. Some stay for a while, some stay forever. Respect every relation, but know the priorities.
(PS: If it would be a man in place of Aliza he would choose his wife and give the same reasons as Aliza did.)
Well, who would you choose if you were in Aliza’s place ?
Get your answer READY!! 😊

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

2096- Heaven & Hell

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2095- Nice Lines

पेड बूढा ही सही,
आंगन में रहनेदो,
फल न सही, छाव तो अवश्य देगा

👌👌👌ठीक उसी प्रकार
👉 माता-पिता बूढे ही सही,
घर में ही रहने दो,
दोलत तो नहीं कमा सकते,
लेकीन आपके बच्चों को संस्कार अवश्य देगे ।।
👏 👏

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