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."

Saturday, December 06, 2014

1683- Facebook is a family book

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1682- కొంగలాగా

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1681- 13 Steps To Luck

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Commemorates the completion of 1000 weeks uninterrupted run from October, 20,1995 in Maratha Mandir, Mumbai.


1679- How To Open Your Chakras Explained By A Child’s Cartoon

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1678- The 7 differences between spirituality and religion

by Dejan Davchevski
A lot of people mistake Spirituality for Religion or some mysterious, supernatural occurrence. Some even think of it as a sect but this is because of their lack of knowledge and their fear of being manipulated.If we move past this and try to study and understand what spirituality actually is, we’ll come to a realization that it is nothing mysterious or supernatural nor in any way connected to a sect of any kind.These 7 differences between Religion and Spirituality will help you understand what Spirituality actually is.

  • Religion Makes You Bow – Spirituality Sets You Free
Religion tells you to follow an ideology and obey certain rules or you’ll be punished otherwise. Spirituality lets you Follow Your Heart and What You Feel It’s Right. It sets you free to be what you truly are without bowing to anything that doesn’t resonate as right with you nor to anyone because we are all one. It is all up to you to choose what you’ll honor enough to make it divine

  • Religion Shows You Fear – Spirituality Shows You How to Be Brave
Religion tells you what to fear and tells you consequences. Spirituality makes you aware of the consequences but doesn’t want you to focus on the fear. It shows you How to Stand Despite Being Afraid, how to move on doing what you feel it’s right despite the consequences that may come. It shows you how to act on love and not on fear, it shows you how to control fear and use the best of it.

  • Religion Tells You The Truth – Spirituality Lets You Discover It
Religion tells you what to believe and what is right. Spirituality lets you discover it by yourself and understand it in your own unique way. It lets you Connect With Your Higher Self and see with your own mind what truth is because the truth as a whole is same for each one of us. It lets you believe in your own truth through your own perception of your heart.

  • Religion Separates from Other Religions – Spirituality Unites Them
Through our world there are many religions and they all preach that their story is the right story. Spirituality sees the truth in all of them and unites them because the truth is same for all of us despite our differences and uniqueness. It focuses on the quality of the divine message they share and not on the differences in details of the story they speak.

  • Religion Makes You Dependent – Spirituality Makes You Independent
If you attend religious events only then you are seen as a religious person and someone who is worthy of happiness. Spirituality shows you that you don’t need or depend on anything to be happy. Happiness is always found deep in ourselves and only we are responsible for it. We are always where we need to be and not just while attending at some events or buildings. Divinity is in us and that is why we are always worthy.

  • Religion Applies Punishment – Spirituality Applies Karma
Religion says that if we don’t obey certain rules there is punishment that awaits us which relies on our belief. Spirituality lets us understand that every action has its reaction and realize that the punishment of our actions will be the reaction coming from the actions we set in motion. It relies solely on the fundamental forces of The Universend it doesn’t need you to believe in that force to be true.

  • Religion Makes You Follow Other Journey – Spirituality Lets You Create Your Own
The foundation of one religion is the story it tells about a God or Gods, their journey to enlightenment and the truth they have discovered making you follow their steps. Spirituality lets you Walk Your Own Journey to Enlightenment and discover the truth in your own way following what your heart tells it’s right because the truth is always the same no matter how you get to it.
Every religion came by spirituality, by the journey through which one person became God. The details of the story are not important they just help the character discover the truth.

The message that shares the truth is what is important, The Divine Code of The Human Heart that resonates harmoniously through each of us. That is why every religion has something true in it, the truth.

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1677- W W J D


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1676- కోడిపుంజు నుండి పాఠాలు

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1675- A weak desire cannot produce great results.

A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue.
Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, 'What did you want the most when you were there?"
The boy replied, "Air." Socrates said, "That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it." There is no other secret.
Moral of the Story
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results..

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1674- ANGER

Is anger the other side of love?
Not really. It is the flip side of acceptance, the opposite of peace.
You are angry when you are not at peace with yourself.
Christ did not get angry even when on the cross, Buddha did not get crossed even when he was spat at, the fifth guru of Sikhs, Guru Arjan Dev, was made to sit on a hot plate while blistering sand was poured on his body. He did not get angry. Does that mean the torment they were subjected to was just, was right, or somehow apt? Clearly not. There must be a reason why some of the greatest saints shunned anger, why they chose peace above everything else.
Acceptance of other person or his actions does not necessarily mean you agree with them, it means you are being non-judgemental about it. For your own peace of mind, to maintain your inner state of calm and quietude, when you feel you have been wronged, you only have two options to not let your anger overpower you, viz., accept or ignore. Ignoring may be practical but acceptance is divine. Acceptance cannot be falsified though, it is not a matter of affirmation alone, you cannot calm yourself down saying you are accepting other’s actions, especially when you are convinced the other person is at fault.
Before I share my message, let me tell you one of the most beautiful stories I ever came across. A sage, with his disciples, was taking a morning stroll by the Ganges and chanting the holy names. There was a couple at a distance, they were distressed and shouting at each other. It turned out that man’s wife had lost her necklace of gold while taking a dip in the Ganges. Her husband unleashed a flurry of filthy slur and she was shouting back no less. The saint stopped, turned towards his disciples and said, “Why do people shout in anger?”
One of the disciples replied, “Because when we lose our calm, we shout.”
“Granted,” said the sage, “but, why should you raise your voice when the other person is just next to you? It’s not that he’s hearing you better that way. You can still make your point without shouting at the top of your voice.” They offered various answers, none with any revelation. Finally, the sage spoke: “Anger immediately creates a distance. When two people are angry at each other, their hearts are no longer close, their emotions are divided and they go miles apart. To cover that distance they yell. The angrier they are, the louder they shout. They are no longer in mode of love, of acceptance, of proximity. They are unable to hear each other, shouting is how they believe they can be heard.
“And! what happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, they almost whisper, because their hearts are very close. There’s little or no distance between them.
“When they love each other even more, they exchange even less words, more softly, they murmur, they whisper, yet they hear each other better, their bond strengthens, their love prospers. Finally, they may not even whisper, they only look at each other, silence becomes more potent than speech, that’s how close two people can get when they are in love.
“So when you argue do not say words that break your bond of love and make you distant from each other.” Anger often stems from frustration, and frustration is generally borne out of non-meeting of expectations. I am not labeling whether your frustrations or expectations are right or wrong, you be your own judge. When you have expectations from the other person and they are not met, it causes grief. However, regardless of the cause, when you get angry, you lose your sense of judgment almost instantly, you are no longer yourself. The damage caused with words may heal over time but it remains irrevocable and irreparable.
When two people make an attempt to remain close to each other, when they focus on each other, when they stand on mutual ground, the distance reduces automatically. When they are far no longer, the need to shout disappears. There may still be arguments, disagreements, their impact reduces greatly though. Anger is basically your boiling point. If water is on a hot plate, boiling is the natural outcome, the heat must be turned off to restore it to its normal state. When you are boiling, you hold the regulator in your hand. The other person may well be supplying the fuel, it is you though, who turns the knob to control the temperature. You can choose to remain lukewarm, warm or boiling hot. Ultimately, heat will evaporate you, it will bring down the substance, the quantity of water. It is a matter of choice. Acceptance may be truly hard and even downright impractical at times. So, what can you do to keep yourself composed? Is there anything you may adopt till you get to that exalted state where you remain unmoved irrespective of what is thrown at you?  The answer is: Yes.

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1673- Life


Friday, December 05, 2014

1672- humour in cartoons

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1671- Sad reality of life!

(The story of Nisha Noor)
Last month or so I came across this sad story of actress Nisha Noor, though i have never seen her acting it was a very unpleasant news , Nisha Noor was an actress of Tamil orgin, she had acted in adult movies , and movies like' tick tick' and 'Iyer the great' , the News was that She died at a local hospital in Tamilnadu , while she was on treatment , she was picked up from streets in near death condition , Hospital tests proved that she had aids , I gave a wikipedia search to get a glimpse of her face to see if i have seen her.

They ruthlessly dumped her in to street , only an inhuman monster can do that, Just like carnivores that clings on to the prey for the last bite of meat and ultimately leaves the Caracas to rot.
I showed her picture to my sister , faint hearted sister of mine said that she felt sad for the whole week , and even she commented if the girl did so much bad karma to suffer all this at the end.
The picture of her skeleton like body lying down holding a glass of tea and in the right her beautiful face , brought tears in to my eyes , someone she shared her body with , never bothered to come to look after her . What sin did she do!
Often stories of poverty, misery, tear and passion to live facing problems and lives that reach no where are untold in the glamorous world of movies. Only superstars and 'hot girls' get to be rich and marry some rich NRI BUSINESS MAN OR DOCTOR in USA OR DUBAI , and some of the unlucky ones like her are forced to lead life in solitude after the charm of her body is lost.
Sad reality of life!
(Nisha also known as Noor Nisha was a popular South Indian actress. She mainly concentrated on Tamil and Malayalam films. She was popular for her roles in the films like Kalyana Agathigal and Iyer the Great. She acted in several other films like Tik Tik Tik, the critically acclaimed Chuvappu Naada, Mimics Action 500, Ilamay Idho Idho etc. She was on the peak of her career during 1980 to 1986. She was used by R.Mohan, producer of Iyer the Great, into prostitution.Then, she left the industry unnoticed.)

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1670- Failure? Try something new!

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(TOI, 04:12:2014)


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