Monday, February 19, 2018

THE ENDLESS PURSUIT.. SURE SOME SUCCESS BUT NEVER ZEROED DOWN!

A certain wrong was very much in front.. The young man of early 20s with 100% energies instantly reacted to the issue with a single thought in his mind..

  • 'Let me straight away question here and end this wrong at one stroke!'
No doubt, some results were there instantly and as the youth continued to mature with time, the wrong too continued showing its presence in some form or other subsequent to that. Soon he was a man early 30s and the reaction to ending the wrong by the side existed in him at 20% lessened energies and 20% maturity with the corresponding thoughts going thus..
  • 'Let me assert my say here and end this wrong!'
No need to say that he was in his early 40s in some yrs with no signs of the wrong vanishing from his vicinity. By then his energies were down by 40% the maturity simultaneously rising to 40% with his thoughts too going according to that thus..
  • 'Let me use my position and manage the wrong from crossing it's limits!' 
Time never waits and soon he was a man of mid 50s his energies sliding down by 50% and maturity rising to 70% with the wrong firmly remaining next to him all along and his thoughts too dropping down to..
  • 'Let me just be off from these endless activities and equally safeguard myself from becoming a victim to any counter attack in the process!'
Further time moved on and he was by then a man of early 60s at the back of 30% energies and 90% maturity with the wrong in front continuing exist in different avatars and the seasoned thoughts of him too going thus..
  • 'Let me remain calm and equally accept the fact that whatever I do, the wrong never vanishes as history always repeats!'
The count down began and in no time he was a man of 70s. Soon the ultimate understanding in him with the energies zeroed down and maturity touching the sky remained thus..
  • 'From now on wards, it's better I smile and leave all this pursuit. It's just for those able bodied and energetic minds to pursue in this direction ever keeping in mind that it's sure an herculean task to eradicate the wrong and that way it never goes from our vicinity but equally never leave an attempt in questioning and controlling it as much possible without an exception!' 
keywords: wrong, ending

Saturday, February 17, 2018

THE PRACTICAL LIVING..

The young man mused..

"Great men of the earth forever advocated the 12 Principles of Happy Living thus..

  • 'Speak truth!'
  • 'Work hard!'
  • 'Eat minimum!'
  • 'Be simple!'
  • 'Be open!'
  • 'Be accommodative!'
  • 'Respect others!'
  • 'Help others!'
  • 'Pardon others!'
  • 'Never criticize!'
  • 'Never feel weak!'
  • 'Never lose hope!'
Why not I follow these 12 Principles to the core and thus make my life happy all along?"

The elderly wise man equally mused..

"These are no doubt, the great Principles of Living on the earth ever advocated but when it comes to the practical living, I should necessarily modify them without getting away from the core message embedded in there thus..

  • 'Speak Truth but save yourself too along with it!'
  • 'Work hard but rest/relax too invariably!'
  • 'Eat minimum but eat to your satisfaction too!'
  • 'Be simple but let a standard life too be with you!'
  • 'Be open but let the right secret be kept too without an exception!'
  • 'Be accommodative but let you too be not burdened beyond!'
  • 'Respect everyone but never try over pleasing others!'
  • 'Pardon others but never do that out of weakness!'
  • 'Help others but never encourage there laziness!'
  • 'Never criticize but equally never forget to speak on the constructive part of it!'
  • 'Never feel weak but equally never assert beyond!'
  • 'Never lose hope but equally never forget that between a cup and lip there can be many slips!'"
"How do you say that, Sir?"

"Because as on date
  • I have a body which sure pains when pinched beyond and
  • I have a mind which sure yields when threatened beyond!"
Confirming what the elderly wise man had said, Sloka 35, Chapter III of Srimad Bhavad Gita was heard on the distant loud speakers being recited melodiously with the meaning explained in parallel..

'Shreyan swadharmo vigunah paradharmaat swanusshthitaat
Swadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharmo bhayaavahah.'


'Ever safe is one’s own duty than the duty of another even well discharged. Better is even death in one’s own duty than the duty of another full of fear!'

Keyword: LIVING

Friday, February 16, 2018


SOMETIMES, IT'S NOTHING BUT A BARGAIN!

A man of mid 30s at the back of a chronic simmering problem for which he tried a number of on and off solutions started looking for a permanent solution there and soon came across
  • An Excellent Inspiring Solution 
As a one time remedy for that. Happily he started implementing that with all vigor and to his great relief found his problem gone at one stroke. With a 100% confidence, he in no time expanded and started living his life full.

A month passed. Slowly the man noticed his problem appearing at a small level, soon showing up half alive and in a short time returning back to 100% level. He was sad for a while..

Soon he picked up strength and again started searching for another solution for his problem when he came across

  • A Marvelous Unique Solution
To address his problem. No need to say, he started implementing that solution with a renewed vigor.

Yes! There too, his problem straight away got off from him. With a confidence of just 75% at the back of the initial failure, he expanded a bit slow and again started living his life the best.

2 months passed. To his dismay, the problem appeared again and soon it was back to the original. He became doubly sad and was convinced by then that the problem would not leave him so easily when one day, some one told him
  • A Miraculous Onetime Solution
To that. He didn't believe there in the beginning but when advised that there was nothing wrong in looking at it, half-hearted, he took it up and followed and again saw his problem gone.

His confidence remaining only at 50% level with 50% doubt of getting back the problem, soon he picked up his energies and started living when just in 3 months he was squarely back to his original.

Again in some time, he came across
  • A Practical No-harm Solution 
To his problem. Initially he showed no interest in that but coaxed by his friends and well-wishers and his confidence remaining just at 25%, he followed it and in 6 months the problem was back to the original level. But, the man was not disturbed much as he expected that to happen!

A few yrs passed..

To the surprise of a few close people, the man was seen much better, the problem appeared not troubling him and they thought that it must be a miracle in his life that he got over the problem.

On a day, a friend casually asked him,

"We see you normal now! What happened to your that problem for which you tried many solutions but nothing worked? Have you tried anything on your own?”

“Yes!”


Said the man with a smile on his face.

“Is it so? What's that?”

  • "Equally The Right Solution"
"I didn't get it?"

"I started living with the problem adjusting my life style to it's tune and it just stopped troubling me beyond a level!"

Keywords: problem, bargain

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


SURE WORK IS WORSHIP ONLY, NOTHING LESS!

I thought.. 
'Let me stop my work and relax for the day!' 
Soon proverbs and quotes of the Great Personalities started ringing in my ears..

'No bees, no honey; no work, no money!'
-- Proverb

'When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die!'
-- Roosevelt

'A man grows most tired while standing still!' 
-- Chinese proverb

'There is no substitute for hard work!'
-- Thomas Alva Edison

'Work keeps at bay, three great evils..
Boredom, vice and need!' 
-- Unknown

'It is the working man who is the happy man.
It is the idle man who is the miserable man!' 
-- Benjamin Franklin

'Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work!'
-- Unknown

I was instantly taken a back, regained my senses and modified my thinking,
'Okay.. Let me some how finish my work and relax!'
Again some of those Sayings were into my ears..

'When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work!'
-- George Bernard Shaw

'It's quite possible to work without results but never will there be results without work!'
-- Unknown

I got shaken up and instantly firmed up to get into the work to rule attitude!
Again few Sayings were around me..

'Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life!'
-- Confucius

'If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe!'
-- Abraham Lincoln

Those finally encouraged me soon get into my active work.. Right at that moment, the Highest Message was in front of me..

'If everyone thinks about the work one is doing and so works intelligently, one would 
get the best education, 
find the work interesting, 
develop own intellect, 
enlarge and purify one's heart, 
acquire efficiency in the work and 
make inventions and improvements 
which would benefit the world.. 
As the work has become more interesting, 
it gives joy and 
makes the person feel no fatigue in doing it and 
thus the work becomes artistic!'
-- Mahatma Gandhi

As that discipline finally put me into the best mode of working with total dedication, right at that moment Sloka 10, Chapter III, Bhagavad Gita 
was heard on distant loud speakers very much affirming
The Sacred Concept of Working
thus..

"saha-yajnah prajah srstva
purovaca prajapatih
anena prasavisyadhvam
esa vo ’stv ista-kama-dhuk."

"Having first created mankind together with ygna,
the Prajapati said, 
‘By this shall you propagate; 
Let this be to you the cow of plenty!’"

Keyword:
WORK

Monday, February 12, 2018

AFTER COLLEGE.. WHAT NEXT? 

In college, you paid money to acquire the basic learning and at work the employer pays you expecting you help him/her out making use of that learning.. 
Remember.. 
No pains; no gains.. 
It's better, you soon start exerting to the requirement!

Your college was a place of acquiring your basic skills at root level and thus the learning there was broader. In employment only a part of those basics will be used repeatedly refining them to touch the sky..
Remember..
Work is worship.. 
It's better, you soon start making that sacred exertion of yours very much streamlined!

Your college had limited working hours as that was basically a Learning Center. In employment, the hours of work will definitely be more as you and your employer have to struggle to sell your work in the market to get the related money..
Remember..
Time and tide wait for none.. 
It's better, you soon start saying 'good bye' to many time wasting activities around you! 

At college a personality of yours was built almost without your knowledge. At employment a skilled professional will be built all along with your full knowledge making it your No1 identification towards the end of your professional career..
Remember.. 
To err is human..
It's better, you soon start correcting your mistakes to help this ultimate personality of yours rise to the peak levels!

Your Principal at college had okayed you to get into the employment thru' issue of the related marks/conduct certificates. Here, your employer/s should okay you for continuation of that employment thru' the related experience/relieving certificates.. 
Remember..
Hard work pays.. 
It's better, you soon start adding to this future experience certificates as many achievements as possible out of your employment!

Your parents would have taken loans to send you to college. At employment you'll receive enough monies to help them clearing off those loans..
Remember..
Take care of pennies, pounds will take care of themselves.. 
It's better, you soon start accounting all your receipts and expenditures as you continue your employment! 

At employment, too much earning in too little time is ever to be avoided as all monies should be earned over the full employment period in the right way alone.. 
Remember..
The golden goose lays only one egg per day.. 
It's better, you soon get into the habit of making use of that sacred receipt in the right way and await for that in store the next day!

Readiness to exert, right capability and sincerity at heart alone become primary tools at your work all along your career..
Remember..
A bad workman quarrels with his tools.. 
It's better, you soon start not allowing these right tools of yours slip away from you at any time in your future work life thru' laxity! 

Your next stage in life is taking up the family responsibilities which is a herculean task for which you will be guided by your elders.. 
Remember.. 
Rome was not built in a day..
It's better, you soon start saving enough finances and get the best work experience by working more hours before taking up that responsibility!

And finally to say.. 

Beyond your work, there's a specific interest in you to express in a particular direction..
Remember..
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy..
It's better, you soon make a note of this interest, find time in your tight scheduled day and do something in that direction to have an ultimate meaning to your life! 

Keywords:
college, work, family, express

Sunday, February 11, 2018

IT'S SURE FUN BUT DOUBTLESS.. THE LEARNING TOO!

The boy of 6+ was too much into learning. He had that great interest in him and everywhere the questions were with him to his parents endlessly..

  • "Mommy! What's this white thing?"
  • "Where should we go now?"
  • "Daddy! Why's this kept there?"
  • "When will that come again?"
  • "Mommy! Which of these red ones should we take?"
  • "Who'll come to school today?"
  • "Daddy! How does this change it's colors?"
The '6W and 1H Formula' of Mother Nature thru' which the Original Mother eternally teaches everything to everyone around Her in the Universe. Let whatever be the age, wealth, name and fame of the person seeking that knowledge, She sure imparts that to him/her out of a limitless love within Her.

The replica of that basic teaching is again part and parcel of every mom by the side of her child supported by the dad and there too the boy's mom was ever ready to answer her child's endless questions thru' that one known formula there by helping the little one grow to a full fledged individual in his/her life..




Such a keen interest of the boy soon turned towards learning the places and their locations on the globe.. And equally, that quickly made him a master the atlas and globe with him which his Grandpa staying 1000s of miles away purchased with all love and sent to him.


That day as usual it was the distant video call. The child was too active in answering the grandma's quiz about places on the earth and nothing seemed to stop him in quickly grasping and learning the new. The family was astonished with the boy's inquisitive nature and naturally those around were a bit eager to push more learning on the boy..

The grandpa observed that for a while and soon felt that that learning should continue as the child's zeal had to be supported fully without a single lapse but sure it should go in a little softer way to make the learning more interesting. Thus in no time he had seen his unique role there and firmed up to work in that line which ultimately was nothing but making lighter of the entire learning process..

Suddenly in the midst of the video chat, the grandpa asked with a big smile..

"Where's the Great Wall of China?"

The boy instantly was seen trying to recollect from his memory the answer but the next moment laughed aloud saying..

"What? It's in China. You only told that!"

Every one around too laughed aloud with that reply from the child. The fun further continued. The grandpa asked..

"Where's the.......?"

The child of course could not answer that. The grandpa smiled and said..

"It's on the earth.. Where else it can go?"

That funny answer took the child to his own ecstasy. Again, the gentleman asked..

"Where's the.....?"

The child knew by then that it was sure fun again.. With all eagerness, he looked at his grandpa to know that funny answer. The grandpa smiled and said,

"It's there in the same place where it was yesterday!"

With that funny reply, the boy instantly burst into a loud laughter. It was truly a great fun for the child and others around..

The grandpa smiled and said,

"All along here, let's add some fun too to the little one's learning.. You all can add the learning and I'm ready to add my fun.. That way, sure our boy's learning becomes 100% complete!"

Keywords: learning, fun

Friday, February 9, 2018

THE SURE'WAY OUT' TO WIN OVER MYSELF!

The Great Man was once approached by a man asking for some food. The Great Personality said,

  • “You have to do an equivalent work for me for the food I give you!”
  • “Sir, people call you Great! How can you straight away ask me like this when I'm dead hungry and have no energy at all?”
The man shot back.. The Great Man smiled and said,
  • “If that is the case, I give you food immediately. But promise me you will do the required work after eating the food!”
The man refused to do that saying that it was too selfish to demand work from a man when he wanted some food just to satisfy his hunger. The Great Man said that he had nothing further to say or do in the situation.

The Highest Message conveyed to me here is..

The Truth in the Universe never changes because I wish in a different way. And if I act according to my wish not caring for the Truth, I've to sure face the consequences that follow. And the sum total of such consequences of my earlier actions alone is the ‘Eternal Conflict’ I'm experiencing in my life today!

To be free from this conflict in my life, the only way in front of me is to win over myself and try following the Truth in life at every moment..

But equally too, it's a fact that I'm not that great to perceive the Truth in life ‘As Is!’ Then what is the way out for me here as an ordinary person?

Sure, there the Almighty kept a ready path of action for me thru'..

Sloka 35, Chapter III of Srimad Bhagavad Gita,

'Shreyan swadharmo vigunah paradharmaat swanusshthitaat
Swadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharmo bhayaavahah.'


'Ever safe is one’s own duty than the duty of another even well discharged.. Better is even death in one’s duty than the duty of another full of fear!'

Equally with an embedded duty therein as part of that Swadharma of mine to remain myself as true human in my life as the Lord further says..

'Shradhhavan labhate jnanam tat parah samyatendriya
jnanam labdhva param santim acirenadhigacchati.'


(Sloka 39, Chapter IV of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)

'One with full faith attentively focused who has conquered the senses, achieves transcendental knowledge and having achieved that knowledge quickly attains supreme peace!'

Which carries an equal message to me on how I should have my own sharddha (attention) here..

“Along with your doings, never get lost. Be alert as much as possible so that unknowingly, you are not dragged too much towards the pitfalls of attractions around you ending up there forever!”

Thus seen, the right way in front of me is

Living thru' attention cum relaxation

To win over myself ultimately!

The Post is written in line with this week's IndiSpire Prompt.. It is easy to win from anyone but win from your self is so hard... #winyourself


Keywords: win, myself