Saturday, May 16, 2015
2007- A beautiful poem by Anikesh Wats!
आहिस्ता चल ज़िन्दगी, अभी कई क़र्ज़ चुकाना बाक़ी है,
कुछ दर्द मिटाना बाकी है, कुछ फ़र्ज़ निभाना बाक़ी है;
रूठों को मनाना बाकी है, रोतों को हँसाना बाकी है ;
कुछ हसरतें अभी अधूरी हैं, कुछ काम भी और ज़रूरी हैं ;
ख्वाहिशें जो घुट गयीं इस दिल में, उनको दफनाना बाक़ी है ;
कुछ रिश्ते बनके टूट गए, कुछ जुड़ते जुड़ते छूट गए;
उन टूटे-छूटे रिश्तों के ज़ख्मों को मिटाना बाक़ी है ;
तू आगे चल मैं आता हु, क्या छोड़ तुझे जी पाऊंगा ?
इन साँसों पर हक है जिनका, उनको समझाना बाकी है ;
आहिस्ता चल जिंदगी, अभी कई क़र्ज़ चुकाना बाकी है ।
2003- 60 Quotes that Will Change the Way You Think
*You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
*Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
*Don’t think of cost. Think of value.
*Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
*Too many people buy things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t know. Read Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
*No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
*If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. *Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
*Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world.
*Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier.
*The only normal people you know are the ones you don’t know very well.
*Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.
*The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
*It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company.
*As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.
*Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you.
*Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.
*Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, etc…
*If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
*Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world; choose the one who makes your world beautiful.
*Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.
*True love isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about two people being true to each other even when they are separated.
*While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
*Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
*You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them. Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
*In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.
*When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
*Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
*There isn’t anything noble about being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were.
*Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
*You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.
*People are more what they hide than what they show.
*Sometimes people don’t notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them.
*Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do.
*Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.
*Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off. It’s about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can.
*Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you. It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you.
*Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion; today is special.
*Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old.
*When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.
*Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.
*When someone tells you, “You’ve changed,” it might simply be because you’ve stopped living your life their way.
*Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right.
*Be happy. Be yourself. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.
*When you’re up, your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are.
*Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems; look for someone who will face them with you.
*If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him.
*No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.
*The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
*Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money.
*Learn to appreciate the things you have before time forces you appreciate the things you once had.
*When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself.
*You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
*It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder.
*There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.
*Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.
*If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future.
*What you do every day matters more* than what you do every once in a while. Read The Power of Habit.
*You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
*Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
*If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think ab
2002- Just for the weekend!
1. When your life is in darkness, Pray to God and ask Him to free you from darkness..... and If you are still in darkness..Pls pay your Electrical bill.
You can be sure of one thing; Either the car is new or the wife.
3. What's the difference between stress, tension and panic? Stress is when wife is pregnant,... Tension is when girlfriend is pregnant. Panic is when both are pregnant.
4. Grammar Teacher: Do you know the importance of a period?
Kid: Yeah, once my sister said she has missed one, my mom fainted, dad got a heart attack & our driver ran away...
5. A young boy asks his Dad :"What is the difference between confident and confidential?
Dad says: "You are my son, I'm confident about that. Your friend over there, is also my son, that is confidential
After a tiring day, a young lady settled down in her seat and closed her Eyes.
As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to her; pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice
"Hi Sweetheart, its BABU I'm on the Train".
'Yes, I know it's Six thirty and not four thirty, but I had A Long Meeting".
"No, honey, Not with the pretty girl from the Accounts Office, It was with the Boss".
You're the only one in My life"
"Yes, I'm sure, Cross my heart".
Fifteen minutes later, he was still talking loudly. When the Young Woman sitting next to him had enough, she leaned over and said into the phone
BABU darling hang up the phone and come back to bed."
Now BABU doesn't use his cell phone in Public Anymore 😝😝😝😛😛
Wife - i m going to London do u wnt any gift
Hus- a british girl ...
Hus- whr is d gift ?
Wife- wait for 9 months
In an entrance of a hospital Santa Singh asks a boy
Santa- why r u crying?
Boy- they cut my finger for blood test...
Santa- Baap re , i came here for urine test...😂
Argument betwn british n india.
British - we spoiled ur mothr land for 200 yrs hahaha
India - hahaha we r spoiling ur mothr tongue daily hahahahahaha 😃
........ ...... ...........................
Teachr - wht is d full form of MATHS..
Student- mentally affected teachr harassing student...
Son - padosi ki ladki ko english nahi aati
Fathr - tujhe kese pata ??
Son -giv me a kiss bola toh thappad marti hai saali Anpad gawar😁😁😄😄
Banta Singh in computr exam.
Exmnr- wht iz microsoft excel ?
Banta - i thnk it iz a new brand of surf excel to clean d computer...
2001- It's the weekend! Hic!
In our life, problems may go from "Haywards 2000"🍺 to "Haywards 5000"🍺 , but we must take them as a "Royal Challenge "🍺 otherwise people will call us "Old Monk"🍺 and put a "Black Label "🍺 on our name. So we must learn from "Teachers"🍺 to fight like "Jack Daniel"🍺 , live like a "Bagpiper"🍺 , walk like "Johny Walker"🍺 , work till "8 PM"🍺 & think like "Director Special" 🍺 . Then life will be "Imperial"🍺 & we will become "Aristocrat"🍺 & there will be value for our "Signature"🍻🍺🍺😜😜
2000- जनाज़े में नहीं गए!
1999- పేష్టా లేక ...
Friday, May 15, 2015
1998- 'Never let me live in a vegetative state'
Husband: last night I was sitting in the living room, talking 2 my wife about life.. In-between, we talked about the idea of living or dying.
I told her : "Never let me live in a vegetative state, totally dependent on machines and liquids from a bottle. If you see me in that state I want you to disconnect all the connections that are keeping me alive, I'd much rather die."
I ALMOST DIED!!
Moral : Think before you speak. The female brain works on a different wavelength 😳
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
1997- cute children
1996- Drinking & driving is extremely dangerous
A serious warning to all my friends.
Drinking & driving is extremely dangerous .
Last evening while driving, My friend put his arm out of the window to indicate that he is turning right & someone snatched his Beer.!!!!!
1993- DO KADAM TUM BHI CHALO, DO KADAM TUM NA CHALE - Mukesh&Lata - EK HASINA ...
1991- మీ టూత్ పేష్ట్ లో ఉప్పు ఉందా ?
1988- Ten commandments of life
They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time.
but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.
2. A Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.
3. Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
4. All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.
5. Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!
6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!
7. When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8. A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"
9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10. WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.
My friend, Shri Yashpal Jain and Vishnu Prabhakar attended one of the courses held at Dalhousie. Both of them were pleased with this teaching. Shri Yashpal Jain told Acaryashri Tulsiji, the Principal Teacher of Terapanth Saṅgha, about Vipassana and introduced me to him. Acaryashri Tulsiji was impressed and organized a course in Delhi for Acarya Munishri Nathmalji and other male and female disciples. All of them liked the purity of this teaching. As a result, he organized two courses in Tulsi Adyatma Needam of Ladnun, in which many of their male and female disciples participated and took benefit. After Acarya Tulsiji, the young Acarya Mahapragya (Munishri Nathmalji) became the Principal Teacher of Terapanth Saṅgha. He had already taken four courses in Vipassana. He made some modifications and started teaching it as Preksha Dhyan.
Sthanakvasi Sramansanghiya Chaturth Patdhar Acarya Dr. Shivmuniji and Munishri Amarendravijayji, Munishri Bhuvanchandraji, Munishri Parshwachandraji of Parshwachandragaccha Saṅgha had participated in many courses. However, there is no report of any of them making changes in the teaching of Vipassana. Along with Upadhyaya Amarmuniji, Sadhvishri Chandanaji, the manager of Virayatan, arranged a course at Rajgir and also at their second branch Naval Virayatan in Pune. Several other munis and sadhvis benefited from Vipassana and encouraged others to practise it.
Nirmalaji, Gandhiji’s daughter-in-law, organized the 50th Vipassana course at Mahatma Gandhi Ashram, Wardha. Some of Gandhiji’s followers participated in it. At the end of the course, I was taken to Vinoba Bhave’s Ashram. He stated that he will accept Vipassana only if it benefits prison inmates. I accepted the challenge. However, due to the government’s policy, a course could not be organized in the prison then.
Later, the first prison course was made possible by the efforts of Shri Ram Singhji, the Home Secretary of Rajasthan, who had participated in the 109th course. He relaxed the prison rules so that the courses could be conducted in the Central Jail of Jaipur. The beneficial results achieved in these courses paved the way for Vipassana courses in prisons all over the world. Kiran Bedi arranged several courses in Tihar Jail and a Vipassana centre was established there. Courses are being held in prisons of different countries. The Government of Myanmar has also allowed courses in prisons and centres have also been opened in two prisons there.
~ SNG @ Chronicles of Dhamma !!!
1984- Husband jokes!
Ø A bookseller conducting a market survey asked a woman – “Which book has helped you most in your life?”
The woman replied – “My husband’s cheque book !!”
Ø Someone asked an old man : “Even after 70 years, you still call your wife – Darling, Honey, Luv. What’s the secret ?
Old man : I forgot her name and I’m scared to ask her.
Ø A man in Hell asked Devil : Can I make a call to my Wife ? After making call he asked how much to pay. Devil : Nothing. Hell to hell is Free.
Ø Wife : I wish I was a newspaper. So I’d be in your hands all day.
Husband : I too wish that you were a newspaper. So I could have a new one every day !
Ø Husband to wife – Today is a fine day. Next day he says : Today is a fine day. Again next day, he says same thing – Today is a fine day. Finally after a week, the wife can’t take it and asks her husband – since last one week, you are saying this “Today is a fine day’. I am fed up. What’s the matter?
Husband : Last week when we had an argument, you said, “I will leave you one fine day.” I was just trying to remind you……
Have a laugh, laughter is the best medicine...
1983- The parable of the “boiled frog”
Peter Senge, in his book The Fifth Discipline, includes the parable of the “boiled frog”
to speak about the Organisations 7 learning disabilities, the quote below:
Because the frog's internal apparatus for sensing threats to survival is geared to sudden changes in his environment, not to slow, gradual changes”.
Like the frog, people's internal apparatus for sensing threats to "survival" only detects sudden changes in their comfort zone, but not the gradual one.
1982- Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani - Madhubala - Mughal-E-Azam - Bollywood Classi...
1980- It's my choice!
For example -
■ A woman can have sex before marriage
■ A woman can cheat her husband.
■ A woman can love anyone temporary
■ She can choose to love a man or a woman or both
Its her body, her mind, her Choice.
1979- Maid problem in India....
- Swamy Vivekananda
One who gives/ serves with 100% involvement, love and compassion,gets primarily self fulfilment, then by way of awards/ rewards, money and a network of loving people too.
They say people are in Govt SERVICE, but many never serve and those who really give and serve get Magsaysay/ Padma/ Noble awards and love of people. Never the takers, but they may make only pots of money!
1974- Choose few drops or 2 pegs
Tips for women who love to cook!!!
They work like magic !!!
1)while seasoning / if you put few drops of whiskey the oil doesn't burn..
2)while kneading dough put a few drops of beer and the chapatis will be golden brown..
3)if you add a few drops of vodka in dhal it will not spoil in summer time..
4) while making kadhi if you add a few drops of brandy the buttermilk will not be too sour and kadhi will taste yum..
5)putting red wine in rasam will enhance the taste n digestion..
If you can't manage the above,
pour 2 pegs in to your husband's stomach,then it doesn't matter how the food tastes!!
1972- Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (HD) - Dharmendra & Rakhi - Blackmail - Bollywood Ev...
1970- SAATH HO TUM AUR RAAT JAWAN NEEND KISE - Mukesh & Asha - KANCH KI GUDIYA...
1969- The Parable of the Flood
A man was trapped in his house during a flood. He began praying to God to rescue him. He had a vision in his head of God’s hand reaching down from heaven and lifting him to safety. The water started to rise in his house. His neighbour urged him to leave and offered him a ride to safety. The man yelled back, “I am waiting for God to save me.” The neighbour drove off in his pick-up truck.
The man continued to pray and hold on to his vision. As the water began rising in his house, he had to climb up to the roof. A boat came by with some people heading for safe ground. They yelled at the man to grab a rope they were ready to throw and take him to safety. He told them that he was waiting for God to save him. They shook their heads and moved on.
The man continued to pray, believing with all his heart that he would be saved by God. The flood waters continued to rise. A helicopter flew by and a voice came over a loudspeaker offering to lower a ladder and take him off the roof. The man waved the helicopter away, shouting back that he was waiting for God to save him. The helicopter left. The flooding water came over the roof and caught him up and swept him away. He drowned.
When he reached heaven and asked, “God, why did you not save me? I believed in you with all my heart. Why did you let me drown?” God replied, “I sent you a pick-up truck, a boat and a helicopter and you refused all of them. What else could I possibly do for you?”
Monday, May 11, 2015
1966- IMITATION OF CHRIST
If evil men entered the church and placed idols – what to do?
Jesus would love and embrace them, feed them, heal their sick and make friends with them and soon they would be following HIM.
Also u give to understand that there are no idols in churches; What about the idols of greed, money, power, positions, etc. What about the idols of lust, selfishness, jealousy, etc in my own heart. You worry about imaginative idols I worry about idols already present. Let us attack these idols first.
2. Is church the building or you and i? Was not Solomon’s temple destroyed by king Nebuchadnezzar? Was not the 2nd Temple destroyed in 70 AD? Is not the golden dome mosque standing in the vicinity of the Temple now? I believe God is not so much interested in buildings as He is in winning hearts of people.
3. Let them destroy church buildings, they cannot destroy our faith, let us love these men. Love can melt the hardest of hearts.
1965- Does evil exist?
The university professor challenged his students with this question. Did God create everything that exists?
A student bravely replied, "Yes, he did!"
"God created everything? The professor asked.
"Yes sir", the student replied.
The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are then God is evil". The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor was quite pleased with himself and boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.
Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question professor?"
"Of course", replied the professor.
The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"
"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?" The students snickered at the young man's question.
The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."
The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"
The professor responded, "Of course it does."
The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colours and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."
Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"
Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil."
To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light."
The professor sat down.
The young man's name was Albert Einstein.
1963- NIKAAH & JANAAZA........
The difference between NIKAAH & JANAAZA........ a Wedding and a Funeral !
(FARQ SIRF ITNA SA THA)
Meri mayyat uthi,
Phool tujh par bhi barse,
Phool mujh par bhi barse,
FARQ SIRF ITNA SA THA
Tu saj gayi,
Mujhe sajaya gaya.
Tu bhi ghar ko chali,
Main bi ghar ko chala,
FARQ SIRF ITNA SA THA
Tu uth ke gayi,
Mujhe uthaya gaya.
Mehfil wahan bhi thi,
Log yahan bhi the,
FARQ SIRF ITNA SA THA
Unka hasna wahan,
Inka rona yahan.
Qazi udhar bhi tha, Moulvi idhar bhi tha,
Do bol tere padhe, Do bol mere padhe,
Tera NIKKAH padha, Mera JANAAZA padha,
FARQ SIRF ITNA SA THA
Tujhe APNAYA gaya,
1962 - How Compatible Are Science And Spirituality?
Mar 26 2015 : The Times of India (Chennai)
Are science and spirituality compatible?
what is science?
Science is a systematic body of knowledge based on observation, experimentation and theoretical explanation of observed phenomena. Science is a rational approach to understanding the natural world.
What is spirituality?
Spirituality means pertaining to Spirit, God or the Transcendental.
It is the search for the transcendental Reality .
When this search is on rational grounds, it is called philosophy or vedanta.
Every religion is made up of three parts: rituals, mythology and philosophy.
Rituals are prescribed acts such as havan.
Mythology is made up of all the stories told to communicate its ideas. And philosophy contains the ideas, principles and laws that religion elucidates. Mythology and rituals are used to communicate the philosophy which is abstract.
Certain similarities as well as differences could be observed between science and spirituality:
Methodology: The method of science is the method of philosophy. It uses rationality to explain observed phenomena. It generalises based on observations and creates laws. Newton saw the apple fall and generalised that all mass exerts gravity. Buddha saw four sights that conveyed suffering and generalised that sorrow is inherent in human life.
Science using its laws makes gadgets and inventions for common use. Religion using its laws makes rituals and mythology for people. Not everyone can directly use high knowledge. Rational and abstract thoughts are communicated through rituals and stories. They make abstract concepts understandable and applicable.
Goal: The goal of science is acquisition of knowledge to improve quality of life. The goal of spirituality is also the same.
There are some differences too, between science and spirituality:
Field of study: Science studies external phenomena while spirituality studies the internal phenomena of the individual.
Science tries to improve the lot of humans through improvement of the world (living conditions). Spirituality tries to improve the lot of humans by improving the individuals who contact the world.
Clearly, science has done a wonderful job of studying and improving the world. Yet the human being is no more happier than before! Can anyone assert that our great grandfathers and grandmothers were less happy than we are now?
The End: Science provides knowledge that knows no end. As Tennyson says, knowledge is like the ever receding horizon.The closer you move, the further it gets. However, spirituality has a goal or end to knowledge. It is the realisation of Transcendental Reality . Those who have obtained it seek no more. They are the Buddhas, Ramas and Krishnas of the world. There is nothing for them to seek or obtain any more. They have arrived in every sense of the word!
Guarantee of happiness: Science cannot provide a guarantee that if one does it and does it well one will be a happy person. But spirituality guarantees that if one does it and does it well one will be a happy person.
Thus science and spirituality have similarities and some differences. Spirituality does not oppose science. In fact a good scientific education is distinctly useful in the pursuit of philosophy. Good training in rationality is a great foundation for spirituality. For spirituality without science can deteriorate into blind faith and mindless rituals. But science without spirituality is denying for us the experience of our full human potential.
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1961- Husbands & Wives
(1)Put your wife in a room & lock it. Put your dog in another room & lock it !!!
Open both rooms after 2 - 3 hours & see who is Happy to see you, and who will BITE you !
(Do not to try this at home as these stunts were performed by professionals; who are now divorced; and living happily with their dog!!)
Don't laugh loud ----
The extended version says.
(2) Put your husband in a room & lock it. Put your dog in another room & lock it !!!
Open both rooms after 2 - 3 hours & you will be happy to see your dog waiting for you.. but you'll be angry looking at your husband sleeping like he never slept before!
1960- EVERY GOOD HUMAN BEING HAS THE MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO BE RICH!
1959- LEADING LIGHTS! (Empower, The Hindu, 18:03:2015)
1958- Nine undeniable Facts of Life :
1.Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
3.The One who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he will find one reason to hold on.
4.There is a lot of difference between human being and being human. A Few understand it.
5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between You have to manage...!
6. If u want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone..! But if u want to Walk Far, Walk Together..!!
7. Six Best Doctors in the World-
1.Sunlight 2.Rest 3.Exercis 4.Diet 5.Self Confidence 6.Friends
Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy healthy life.
8. If you see the moon ..... You see the beauty of God ..... If you see the Sun ..... You see the power of God ..... And .... If you see the Mirror ..... You see the best Creation of GOD .... So Believe in YOURSELF.....
9.We all are tourists & God is our travel agent who already fixed all our Routes Reservations & Destinations So! Trust him & Enjoy the "Trip" called life...
(2)the fact that people will act in a certain way and
The only thing that we can alter is, attitude. Life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we react to it. And so it is with us…we are in charge of our attitudes. Therefore, man can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
1955- "What startups in India can learn from Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew"
Vinay Dora | March 24, 2015
Known as the founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister for three decades, had transformed the former British colony from a poor fishing hamlet into what’s now a global financial hub and economic powerhouse (area715 sq km, population 54 lakhs). Though the city-state is among the most expensive places to live in, in fact the most expensive city according to a recent report, many a talent still throng to Singapore for potential opportunities and growth.
Singapore has been among the easiest places to do business for almost a decade now, according to World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking. The country has branded itself as the gateway to South-East Asia and with giant economies like China and India in its vicinity. The government funding and assistance schemes as well as a low-tax system, legal support and good infrastructure have made it a startup-friendly city. The country continues to woo startups, invite global investors and help the set-up of incubators.
Much before its reaching out to entrepreneurs, innovation-led companies and global talent — Singapore in the 60s has had high levels of unemployment and poverty, with many of its citizens living out of overcrowded slums. Though Singapore may lack the natural resources, the country has made good use of its strategic port. Unlike other troubled parts of Asia back then, Singapore’s port was always considered safe.
With the port well established on the world map, the city-state then focused on the manufacturing sector — with electronics, chemicals and biotechnology product exports leading the way. Over the last couple of decades, Singapore’s focus was also on energy, infrastructure and banking. Today, Singapore’s a leader in wealth management services and considered a global financial hub.
Also what has played a major role in Singapore’s growth was its focus on the safety of its citizens. Singapore’s among the safest places for women and has a very low crime rate comparable only to the Scandinavian countries. Though one may not see many cops on the streets of Singapore, it’s sophisticated surveillance and the fear of the law has helped the country remain safe.
Most of this progress Singapore has seen can be credited to its forward-thinking leadership and its law-abiding citizens — many of who have had to endure tough measures for the larger fruits of development.
Lee Kuan Yew has often shared his thoughts about India, sometimes critical and at other times (he understood the challenges of such a diverse region) even showed signs of admiration. Here we reflect upon some of the statesman’s India views and with an Indian startups angle:
When asked hypothetically by an Indian Administrative Officer if he could transform India like he did Singapore, the pragmatic rebel said, “No single person can change India. You speak 320 different languages.” Hence while it may be difficult to compare the two nations, having a visionary, along with a larger and more effective leadership can help make the difference.
In the Indian innovation-led startups space, there are many entrepreneurs and innovators who have been doing all they can to solve challenges and explore opportunities. If we can all fit into a long-term vision, join the collective leadership and implement plans – each of us may well be on the path to success. The ability to collaborate with communities is increasingly becoming a must-have for businesses.
During the same convention, Lee Kuan Yew, also suggested three rules for good governance:
1) Integrity and absence of corruption.
2) Meritocracy – best people for the best jobs.
3) A fair level-playing field for everybody.
If you look at these rules, if we percolate personal integrity amongst ourselves and our emotional extensions — corruption and dishonesty can be quelled leading to a more level-playing field.
On the other hand, in one of his interviews he also had this to say of the average Indian civil servant and administrator. He felt they saw themselves more as regulators and not as facilitators. And that some of these bureaucrats viewed Indian business people as money-grabbing opportunists who do not have the welfare of the country at heart.
It takes a lot of effort to build trust and credibility, not just with administrators but when reaching out to potential customers too. The whole thing is complicated when mishaps in a diverse nation of a billion plus get amplified and not so much solved.
Nevertheless, a useful attribute we seem to have managed to gain in all noise is, well, an increase in communication. Our communication options have helped us identify challenges, take stands, hear perspectives (at least some) and generally accept critical feedback.
This communication learning, especially from the ICT startups space in India, is something I’d be sharing during the upcoming Global Crowdsourcing Week event in Singapore. Along with some communication traits from diverse India, I’d also be exploring other community attributes such as collaboration and building trust, along with the thought-leaders present at the conference. YourStory will be there to cover the event closely.
Concluding, I’d end with another line of Lee Kuan Yew’s, who said, “India must make up for much time lost.” As entrepreneurs and change-makers in India, many of us do understand this urgency and see the massive potential ahead. Our ability to quickly find and solve challenges, besides developing qualities such as being collaborative, communicative and credible in our approach may be our best tribute to this global leader’s vision of bettering lives
1954- Sanskrit Pearl of the day:
It's all in the timing! Every deed has its own worth, based on the timing. What is appropriate today, doesn't necessarily hold good tomorrow - especially in deeds like giving, receiving or discharging one's duties.
आदानस्य प्रदानस्य कर्तव्यस्य च कर्मणः ।
क्षिप्रमक्रियमाणस्य कालः पिबति तद्रसम् ॥
aadaanasya pradaanasya kartavyasya cha karmaNaH |
kShipramakriyamaaNasya kaalaH pibati tadrasam ||
Meaning of the subhAShita:
In executing (deeds like) receiving, giving and responsibilities; if not executed instantaneously, time shall ingest the essence/sweetness (of the deed)
1952- Ayn Rand's Philosophy
Rand said, “Capitalism and altruism are incompatible….The choice is clear-cut: either a new morality of rational self-interest, with its consequences of freedom, justice, progress and man’s happiness on earth—or the primordial morality of altruism, with its consequences of slavery, brute force, stagnant terror and sacrificial furnaces.”
For many young people, hearing that it is “moral” to care only about oneself can be intoxicating, and some get addicted to this idea for life.
I have known several people, professionally and socially, whose lives have been changed by those close to them who became infatuated with Ayn Rand.
To wow her young admirers, Rand would often tell a story of how a smart-aleck book salesman had once challenged her to explain her philosophy while standing on one leg. She replied:
How did that philosophy capture young minds?
Rand offered a narcotic for confused young people: complete certainty and a relief from their anxiety. Rand believed that an “objective reality” existed, and she knew exactly what that objective reality was. It included skyscrapers, industries, railroads, and ideas—at least her ideas. Rand’s objective reality did not include anxiety or sadness. Nor did it include much humor, at least the kind where one pokes fun at oneself. Rand assured her Collective that objective reality did not include Beethoven’s, Rembrandt’s, and Shakespeare’s realities—they were too gloomy and too tragic, basically buzzkillers. Rand preferred Mickey Spillane and, towards the end of her life, “Charlie’s Angels.”
Rand’s kind of reason was a “cool-tool” to control the universe. Rand demonized Plato, and her youthful Collective members were taught to despise him. If Rand really believed that the Socratic Method described by Plato of discovering accurate definitions and clear thinking did not qualify as “reason,” why then did she regularly attempt it with her Collective? Also oddly, while Rand mocked dark moods and despair, her “reasoning” directed that Collective members should admire Dostoyevsky, whose novels are filled with dark moods and despair. A demagogue, in addition to hypnotic glibness, must also be intellectually inconsistent, sometimes boldly so. This eliminates challenges to authority by weeding out clear-thinking young people from the flock.
For Rand, all altruists were manipulators. What could be more seductive to kids who discerned the motives of martyr parents, Christian missionaries and U.S. foreign aiders? Her champions, Nathaniel Branden still among them, feel that Rand’s view of “self-interest” has been horribly misrepresented. For them, self-interest is her hero architect Howard Roark turning down a commission because he couldn’t do it exactly his way. Some of Rand’s novel heroes did have integrity, however, for Rand there is no struggle to discover the distinction between true integrity and childish vanity. Rand’s integrity was her vanity, and it consisted of getting as much money and control as possible, copulating with whomever she wanted regardless of who would get hurt, and her always being right. To equate one’s selfishness, vanity, and egotism with one’s integrity liberates young people from the struggle to distinguish integrity from selfishness, vanity, and egotism.
While Rand often disparaged Soviet totalitarian collectivism, she had little to say about corporate totalitarian collectivism, as she conveniently neglected the reality that giant U.S. corporations, like the Soviet Union, do not exactly celebrate individualism, freedom, or courage. Rand was clever and hypocritical enough to know that you don’t get rich in the United States talking about compliance and conformity within corporate America. Rather, Rand gave lectures titled: “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business.” So, young careerist corporatists could embrace Rand’s self-styled “radical capitalism” and feel radical — radical without risk.
In recent years, we have entered a phase where it is apparently okay for major political figures to publicly embrace Rand despite her contempt for Christianity. In contrast, during Ayn Rand’s life, her philosophy that celebrated self-interest was a private pleasure for the 1 percent but she was a public embarrassment for them. They used her books to congratulate themselves on the morality of their selfishness, but they publicly steered clear of Rand because of her views on religion and God. Rand, for example, had stated on national television, “I am against God. I don’t approve of religion. It is a sign of a psychological weakness. I regard it as an evil.”
Actually, again inconsistent, Rand did have a God. It was herself. She said:
I am done with the monster of “we,” the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame. And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: “I.”
While Harriet Beecher Stowe shamed Americans about the United States’ dehumanization of African Americans and slavery, Ayn Rand removed Americans’ guilt for being selfish and uncaring about anyone except themselves. Not only did Rand make it “moral” for the wealthy not to pay their fair share of taxes, she “liberated” millions of other Americans from caring about the suffering of others, even the suffering of their own children.
The good news is that I’ve seen ex-Rand fans grasp the damage that Rand’s philosophy has done to their lives and to then exorcize it from their psyche. Can the United States as a nation do the same thing?
(Bruce E. Levine is a practicing clinical psychologist. His latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite.)
1951 philosophy for life
- For making soap, oil is required. But to clean oil, soap is required. This is the irony of life.
- When flood comes, fish eats ants and when flood recedes, ants eat fish. Only time matters. Just hold on. God gives opportunity to every one.
- In a theatre when drama plays, you opt for front seats. When film is screened, you opt for rear seats. Your position in life is only relative. Not absolute.
- Every problem has (N+1) solutions: where N is the number of solutions that you have tried and 1 is that you have not tried.
- Only two category of people are happy in life - the Mad and the Child. Be Mad to achieve a goal. Be a Child to enjoy what you achieved.
- There is no Escalator to success. Only Steps!!
- IF YOU HAVE MUCH, GIVE YOUR WEALTH.IF YOU HAVE LITTLE, GIVE YOUR HEART.
1949- life quotes
Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It's not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.
Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them; a Wall or a Bridge? - Remember you are the architect of your life.
It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.
Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end, remember God and pray, it’s just a bend, not the end.' -
Have faith and have a successful life.
One of the basic differences between God and humans is, God gives, gives and forgives. But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets.
Be thankful in life...
If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.
Imagine with all your mind.
Believe with all your heart.
Achieve with all your might.